The 31st Macao International Music Festival (MIMF), organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will continue to amaze the audience with magnificent performances. Extraordinary contemporary conductor Andris Nelsons leads internationally renowned the Vienna Philharmonic in the interpretation of Beethoven, Strauss and Wagner’s classics in the closing concerts, showcasing the Austro-German essence and delicate Vienna music.
The Vienna Philharmonic is renowned for its exceptional performing skills, unique Vienna music style and unique Austro-German charm. The 38-year-old conductor Andris Nelsons, who has conducted internationally-renowned orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic, leads the orchestra in two music concerts, namely The Golden Peak and Timeless Beethoven, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium at 8pm on 29 and 30 October (Sunday and Monday), respectively. The first concert features pieces by two music giants, Beethoven and Strauss, while the second concert is dedicated to the interpretation of classical pieces by Beethoven and Wagner.
On 26 October, South-African Soweto Gospel Choir, skilled in manifesting the diversity and depth of soulful songs, sings, dances and drums in their culturally unique way, showcasing the beauty of pure voices. On 27 October, young Russian pianist Lukas Geniušas presents masterpieces by maestros Chopin, Ravel and Prokofiev. On 28 October, Portuguese Guimarães String Quartet takes the audience on a musical journey through the periods of classicism, romanticism and up to the 20th century; on the same day, Hong Kong singer William So cooperates with the Macao Chinese Orchestra to present popular classics. Promising jazz singer Jazzmeia Horn, winner of gold medal at the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Jazz Competition, will present the concert A Social Call on 29 October, allowing the audience to feel the vitality of jazz music.
As part of the 31st MIMF Outreach Programme, three pre-show talks, namely “Soweto Gospel Choir”, “The Golden Peak”and“Timeless Beethoven”, are conducted by musicians and critics from different sectors, allowing the audience to know more about the performances and enhancing artistic appreciation of music lovers. Admission to the pre-show talks is free but seats are limited. All interested parties should register through the Activity Registration System at www.icm.gov.mo/eform/event. For more information about the 31st MIMF and Outreach Programme, please visit the Festival’s website at www.icm.gov.mo/fimm. For enquiries, please call IC through tel. no. 8399 6699 during office hours. 24-hour ticketing hotline: 2855 5555. Ticketing website: www.macauticket.com.