Annual Music Festival in Town

The Annual Macau International Music Festival (Photo provided by Cultural Affairs Bureau)
The Annual Macau International Music Festival will take place from 3rd October to 1st November (Photo provided by Cultural Affairs Bureau)

The Annual Macau International Music Festival (MIMF) will take place from 3rd October to 
1st November, attracting outstanding artists and ensembles to the territory. The U.S.A., United Kingdom, Canada, Russia, Portugal, Italy, Argentina, Poland, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Chinese Taiwan - presenting a total of 25 shows - will showcase truly international standard performances.

Annually, the MIMF presents outstanding opera productions highly anticipated by the public. This year, the Festival takes off with Norma – Opera in 2 Acts by Vicenzo Bellini, by the Teatro Regio de Torino, from Italy. The inspiring Hairspray – The Musical brings the MIMF to a close with spectacular songs and dance. The Teatro Comunale di Bologna, presents Giovanni Battista Martini’s intermezzos Il Don Chisciotte and Il Maestro di Musica.

The St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, widely acknowledged as one of the greatest orchestras in the world, presents two concerts - Russian Romanticism and Tales of Russia - in which it will execute magnificent pieces under the baton of Conductor Yuri Temirkanov. Legendary Hong Kong singer George Lam joins the Macau Chinese Orchestra to interpret pop hits, appealing, without doubt, to a diverse audience.

The Macau Orchestra pays homage to Richard Strauss and commemorates the 150th anniversary of his birth by interpreting, in Meditator, two of the composer’s most acclaimed symphonic poems together with talented cellist Denis Shapovalov and violist Sviatoslav Belonogov.

The Orchestra has meticulously prepared chamber music performances of different styles, periods and national background. Several remarkable performances in various World Heritage-listed sites have also been arranged. Coro Gulbenkian will present charming Portuguese music at St. Dominic’s Church and the Macau Cultural Centre, separately, while The Chinese Orchestra of the Jiangsu Province Performing Arts Group presents ancient and modern lyrical Jiangnan Sizhu music at the Mandarin’s House. A number of contemporary leading performances of pop music will be staged in Mount Fortress.

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