Four of Macau’s 25 much treasured UNESCO World Heritage sites are to play key roles at this year’s 27th Macau International Music Festival.
The 15th century-founded St Dominic’s Church, the 1860-built Dom Pedro V Theatre, Mandarin’s House, the 19th century home of Chinese philosopher Zheng Guanying and the dominant 17th century Mount Fortress will be among the six venues to host performances by artists from around the world.
The prominent Macau Tower and the Macau Cultural Centre will also host shows for the month-long festival from 2 October to 3 November. The Macau International Music Festival will be one of three major events to fill a busy calendar in Macau between September and mid-November.
Among this year’s guest performers from as far afield as Europe, Asia and North America the USA will be the famous Vienna Boys Choir from Austria, the Dresden Philharmonic from Germany, the Terem Quartet from Russia, the Latvian National Opera and the Iberian Jazz All Stars from Portugal and Spain.