Macau will yet again host the 31st edition of the Macao International Music Festival which has gone a long way to cement the city’s status as a musical stronghold.
The festival will be opened by a much-awaited production of Andrea Chenier, a lauded opera consisting of four acts by Umberto Giordano. It is guaranteed to be the high point of the upcoming cultural year of the region given the fact that it will be performed by Teatro Regio Torino.
The Vienna Philharmonic, considered to be one of the best orchestras in the world, will be the special guests this time around. They will be performing two concerts, the Golden Peak on the 29th of October which showcases the work of Strauss, and the Timeless Beethoven on October 20th.
The Indie Scene
The city has more to offer beyond classical music, a burgeoning underground and indie scene is present as well. Gigs are arranged all year round at unique venues. Interested parties wanting to attend international and local acts can find accommodation easily at many a hotel in Macau including the likes of Hotel Okura Macau.
A highlight of the festival will be the performance by the Berlin-based Japanese vibraphonist el fog and composer, Masayoshi Fujita, who is considered to be a rising star in the contemporary music front. His work is heavily influenced by electronic and jazz music and makes for an eclectic creation.
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