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Commemorating the 110th Anniversary of the premiere of Mahler’s work: The Song of the Earth – Macao Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (CANCELLED)

*The Macao Orchestra, under the auspices of the Cultural Affairs Bureau (IC, from the Portuguese acronym), has decided to cancel the concert “Commemorating the 110th Anniversary of the première of Mahler’s work: The Song of the Earth – Macao Orchestra and Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra”, originally scheduled for 20 November, due to the epidemic prevention and control measures in Mainland China and to the fact that some performers will not be able to visit Macao. Spectators with tickets may contact the Macau Ticketing Network for refund procedures from 13 November to 12 December at different times.

Date:20-11-2021 Saturday 20:00
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium

Conductor/Lu Jia
Alto/Liu Siman
Tenor/Xue Haoyin
Co-performing orchestra/Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Lu Jia


Liu Siman


Xue Haoyin


Co-performing orchestra
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra


Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) was one of Gustav Mahler’s last completed works and was finished one year after being diagnosed with congenital heart disease in 1907. The lyrics translated by Hans Bethge are from a set of poems written during the Tang dynasty titled “Die chinesische Flöte” (The Chinese Flute) by Li Tai-Po, Mong Kao-Yen, Wang Wei and Tchang Tsi. This gigantic synthesis of symphony and song has often been considered as his farewell to life and since the premiere of the work in 1911 in Munich, Germany, it has never ceased to move countless audiences. As November 20th of this year marks the 110th anniversary of the premiere of “Das Lied der Erde”, two outstanding Chinese singers who perform regularly throughout Europe and Asia – Liu Siman (Alto) and Ren Demin (Tenor) – will join the Macao Orchestra together with the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra to perform this epic not-to-be-missed masterpiece under the baton of Maestro Lu Jia in a rendition of Mahler’s “East meets West” soul searching artistic concept.

Approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes, no interval


MOP 250/200/150