Macau Business | February 2021
The Macao Orchestra (OM, from its Portuguese acronym), under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau, will present the romantic “Valentine’s Day Concert – Love in Spring” on 26 February, at 8pm, at the Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium.
The concert will be conducted by Jing Huan, Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, who will join hands with the Macao Orchestra and young violinist Mengla Huang, winner of the Premio Paganini International Violin Competition in 2002, to present Korngold’s famous work, the Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 35. The masterpiece comprises three movements, each revolving around the soundtracks of different films, namely Another Dawn, Anthony Adverse and The Prince and the Pauper.
The romantic evening will also feature Schumann’s Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38, “Spring”, the first symphony written by the romantic composer after his marriage to his wife, Clara. The work is described as the spring in Schumann’s life as it is filled with the purity and happiness of a romantic relationship.
Mengla Huang is one of the most active and promising young violinists of our time. His brilliant technique and unique interpretations have fascinated audiences throughout Asia, Europe and North America. In 2002, he won the First Prize at the prestigious Paganini International Violin Competition in Italy, where he also received the Renato De Barbieri Memorial Award for the best interpretation of Paganini’s Caprices and the Mario Ruminelli Memorial Award. In addition to the Paganini prize, Mengla has also received the Gold Medal and Public Prize in the 2001 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan; Best Performance Prize in the 2001 Shanghai Spring International Festival and the Second Prize in the 2000 Lipinsky and Wieniawski International Violin Competition in Poland.
Jing Huan currently serves as Principal Conductor of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra, an affiliate orchestra of the GSO. In 2014, Jing Huan was appointed as Music Director of the Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra (GSYO). Under her leadership, the orchestra charted remarkable progress and made their first tour in July 2015 to Europe, appearing at the Berlin Philharmonie under the auspices of Young Euro Classic. Jing Huan’s achievements at the helm of the GSYO attracted the attention of Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), and she was elected to serve on JMI’s Board in July 2016.
Valentine’s Day Concert – Love in Spring
Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Tickets will be available through the Macau Ticketing Website at www.macauticket.com or at its outlets. Ticketing hotline: 2855 5555.
For more information and updates, please visit the OM website www.icm.gov.mo/om and its official WeChat account (ID: orchestramacao).