Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and to the fact that some performers will not be able to visit Macao, the programmes of the Macao Orchestra new Season concerts “2020-21 Season Opening Concert – Vadim Repin and Macao Orchestra” and “A Night with the World’s Top Trombonist”, originally scheduled to be held on 20 October and 1 November, respectively, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, were altered. The admission to both concerts will be processed with free tickets. Spectators with tickets can request the respective refund at the Macau Ticketing Network outlets from 30 September to 30 November.
The “2020-21 Season Opening Concert – Vadim Repin and Macao Orchestra” was renamed “Macao Orchestra 2020-21 Season Opening Concert”, and will not count with the collaboration of virtuous violinist Vadim Repin who will not be able to visit Macao due to the epidemic. Therefore, in this concert OM will perform Beethoven's Symphony No. 2, Op. 36 and Symphony No. 4, Op. 60, under the baton of the Music Director of the Macao Orchestra, Lu Jia. The concert will be held on 20 October, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, and the duration is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
Furthermore, the concert “A Night with the World’s Top Trombonist” was renamed “Symphony of Immortality”. The trombonist and conductor who was originally going to conduct the concert, Christian Lindberg, will also not be able to visit Macao due to the epidemic. Therefore, the concert will be conducted by the Assistant Conductor of the Macao Orchestra, Francis Kan, and the programme will feature Haydn's Symphony No. 92 and Beethoven's Symphony No. 8, Op. 93. The concert will be held on 1 November, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, and the duration will be approximately 1hour 15 minutes.
Admission to both concerts will be processed with free tickets. The spectators who complete the refund on or before 11 October will be prioritized to request tickets for the new OM concerts at the Macau Ticketing Network. The number of tickets to be redeemed and the arrangement of the performances will be the same to that of the previous ticket purchase. Seating for the performances is not assigned. The remaining tickets will be available on a first-come-first-served basis from 15 October for registration through the Macao Orchestra's website at www.icm.gov.mo/om or the official WeChat “MacaoOrchestra”.
The Macao Orchestra sincerely thanks music aficionados for their understanding and support. In the future, the Macao Orchestra will offer more excellent programmes. For details and updates of the concerts, please visit the Macao Orchestra website and its official WeChat account. For enquiries, please contact the Macao Orchestra’s hotline at 2853 0782 during office hours.