The Golden Peak

The Vienna Philharmonic

MOP 1500, 1200, 900, 600, 400|Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

The Vienna Philharmonic is without a doubt one of the most prominent orchestras in the world. The orchestra, famous for its outstanding performing skills, unique Vienna musical style and one-and-only Austro-German charm, has captivated audiences for hundreds of years since its establishment. Wagner, Verdi, Brahms and other world-famous conductors and composers have collaborated with the orchestra, creating one glorious chapter after another in the history of music.

The Vienna Philharmonic will perform two world-class concerts of repertoire by German and Austrian maestros of the Classical and Romantic periods in this year’s Macao International Music Festival. The first concert features pieces by two music giants, Beethoven and Strauss. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, comparatively more subtle among all of his symphonies, showcases another side of the composer with its illuminating and witty style. Strauss’ tone poem Ein Heldenleben (“A Hero’s Life”) vividly illustrates the idealistically magnificent life of a hero.

The concerts are conducted by the 38-year-old Andris Nelsons, a highly sought-after conductor who has conducted for the Berliner Philharmoniker and the New York Philharmonic. The collaboration of this new-generation conductor and the legendary orchestra is going to lead the audience into a brand new world of music.

Conductor: Andris Nelsons

L. v. Beethoven: Symphony No. 8 in F Major, op. 93
R. Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, op. 40

Duration: approximately 2 hours, including one interval

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