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Macao gears to celebrate 30th anniversary of 'Macao International Music Festival'

Updated: Aug 31, 2016 13:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Macao has established itself as the ultimate hub for some of the hottest concerts, shows and sporting events, which account for unforgettable entertainment experiences.

This year too, Macao is geared up to celebrate their highly-anticipated 30th anniversary of Macao International Music Festival (MIMF) commencing on September 28th to October 30th, 2016.

In the upcoming edition of this world-famous festival, popular musicians and ensembles from all over the world including Russia, Unites States, Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Mongolia, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Macao among others will be performing 27 excellent shows to enthral the music-lovers from all across the globe.

This year, the MIMF will be showcasing several works of ethnic appeal, which include renowned Portuguese pianist Adriano Jordao, the leader of renowned percussion ensemble Colin Currie Group, Colin Currie, the nationally acclaimed huqin master Xu Ke and the 'Queen Of Pipa' Zhong Hongyan, will be conducting master classes for budding musicians.

Marking the Pearl Jubilee of this much awaited music festival, the Cultural Affairs Bureau will be hosting the 'Macao International Music Festival Forum' which has 'Glorious 30. The Sinophone Rhapsodies' as its theme and will be focusing on 'Music and Arts Festivals as Drivers of a City's Cultural Development'.

During this festival, various renowned guests from cultural sectors of both overseas and the nearby regions will be conducting some very interesting sessions. This year will also mark the launch of the publication '30th Macao International Music Festival Special Commemorative Edition' covering programme reviews and the historical evolution of the festival in the past years, as well as insightful commentaries and news articles by former festival directors and local scholars, offering an overview of the Festival's contribution to Macao's cultural development over the past three decades. (ANI)