Due to the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and to the fact that some performers will not be able to visit Macao, some of the concerts scheduled for November and December by the Macao Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will be altered or cancelled.
The programme of the concert “Tchaikovsky No. 1”, originally scheduled to be held on 21 November, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium, was changed to Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. The concert, with an approximate duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes, under the baton of the Music Director of the Macao Orchestra, Lu Jia will feature the new emerging star of the piano, Tianxu Au. Spectators with tickets can request the respective refund at the Macau Ticketing Network outlets from today to 3 November, or keep their existing tickets and enjoy the excellent performance on that day. In addition, the concerts “The Symphonic Life – A Tribute to Tchaikovsky” and “BIG Nightmare Music”, originally scheduled to be held on 4 December and 12 December, respectively, will be cancelled.
On 5 December, the Macao Orchestra will also hold the concert “Music in Casa Garden”, in two sessions, at 2:30 pm and 5 pm, at Casa Garden, featuring a number of works, including Mozart's Clarinet Quintet in A major and Beethoven's String Trio in C minor. Admission to the concert will be processed with free tickets. Limited tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis from 3 November for registration through the Macao Orchestra’s website at www.icm.gov.mo/om or the official WeChat account “MacaoOrchestra”.
The Macao Orchestra sincerely thanks music aficionados for their understanding and support, strictly follows the relevant guidelines of the Health Bureau and implements appropriate measures for all performances and activities. 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 through tel. 2853 0782 during office hours.