*As the original conductor, Christoph Poppen, and violinist, Mayumi Kanagawa, of the “Valentine’s Day Concert – Love in Spring” are unable to visit Macao due to the pandemic, the conductor and Violinist has been changed, and the programmes remain the same.
Date: 26-02-2021 Friday 8pm
Venue: Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium
Felix Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina Overture, Op. 32
Erich Wolfgang Korngold: Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 “Spring”
As the original conductor, Christoph Poppen, and violinist, Mayumi Kanagawa, of the “Valentine’s Day Concert – Love in Spring” are unable to visit Macao due to the pandemic, 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. Korngold, an Austrian-American composer of film music, was one of the most important and influential composers in the history of Hollywood. The masterpiece comprises three movements, each revolving around the soundtracks of different films, namely Another Dawn, Anthony Adverse and The Prince and the Pauper, seeking to express a sentiment towards a beloved one through familiar enchanting melodies. The concert 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.
Approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, including one interval