Data: 31-08-2019 Saturday 8pm
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat Major, Op. 107
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64
Illustrating all kinds of worldly phenomena and reflecting the composers’ life experiences, music contemplates society and inspires people in a unique, abstract language with strong emotional impact. In the season opening concert, Macao Orchestra will perform three masterpieces with internationally acclaimed cellist Alban Gerhardt, exploring the connections between life and music. Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, fierily enthusiastic, celebrates the eternal flame of life; Shostakovich uses the clash between cello and ensemble as a metaphor for the struggle of individual vs society; and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 demonstrating the composer’s complete confrontation with fate, a work that unfolds a drama mingling sadness with happiness.
Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one interval