Macao to hold int'l music festival in October
MACAO, July 19 (Xinhua) -- The 33rd Macao International Music Festival, organized by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of China's Macao Special Administrative Region (SAR) government, is to kick off in October, the organizers said here on Friday.
The event, with the theme of "the Instrumentalist", features a series of concerts to celebrate th 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China and the 20th anniversary of Macao's return to the motherland.
It is to kick off with Mozart's classic opera the Magic Flute, jointly preformed by the Komische Oper Berlin and the British theatre company "1927."
The Yellow River Cantata by the legendary Chinese composer Xian Xinghai will be jointly staged by the Macao Orchestra and the orchestra of the National Centre for the Performing Arts and Chorus.
In addition, this edition of the festival features a series of programs, presenting musics ranging from classical to contemporary works. And there will also be a concert performed by the Vienna Philharmonic.