“Chinese Music 101” Young People’s Concert, 19 February 2022 - Broadway Theatre
As part of the “GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme”, GEG Foundation, collaborating with the Macao Youth Chinese Orchestra for the first time, presented a Young People’s Concert - “Chinese Music 101” –held at Broadway Theatre of Broadway Macau™ on February 19, 2022. Young musicians, several of them were performing in a formal orchestra setting for their first time, presented famous melodies together with live presentation, shared basic knowledge of Chinese music to the audience. Over 200 local students, teachers, GEG team members and their children were invited to enjoy the show, and they were all looking forward to attend concerts of the same kind in the future. Through this concert, the Foundation hopes to popularise and cultivate Chinese music in the community, as well as an opportunity for young musicians to perform in a formal and professional orchestra setting, motivating local students to further explore and appreciate Chinese music.
Xi’an Drum Music Concert, 17 July 2021 - Broadway Theatre
As part of the “GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme”, the Xi’an Drum Music Concert, performed by the Macao Chinese Orchestra and the Xi'an Drum Music Ensemble, was held at the Broadway Theatre. Audience were fascinated by the ancient music and the colorful costumes of the musicians, in addition to the music performed. A workshop was held before the concert, introducing the history of Xi’an Drum Music and the methods of reading the music manuscripts. The Foundation invited children with their parents to the concert, hoping to cultivate our next generation of young audience in Chinese music and promoting the intangible cultural heritage of China.
Family Musical Theatre, 6 June 2021 – Broadway Theatre
As part of the “GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme”, the family musical theatre concert “Musical Magic Wand Prequel”, performed by the Macao Chinese Orchestra at the Broadway Theatre, was held on June 6, 2021. In collaboration with the Big Mouse Kids Drama Group, the Orchestra performed a programme to introduce to the audience the four “voices” of Chinese music. Parents and children enjoyed the interesting story and ear-catching songs, including a “shake-along” with their souvenir rattles to the beat of the music. The Foundation had invited young students from local schools to enjoy the show with their parents as part of the Scheme.
Macao Chinese Orchestra Rehearsal, 8 May 2021 – Broadway Theatre
As part of the Foundation’s sponsorship of the “Dialogue Between the East and the West” concert by The Macao Chinese Orchestra at the 31st Macao Arts Festival, the Foundation’s “GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme” invited student musicians from Chinese orchestras of local schools to a rare “behind-the-scenes” experience. Over 200 students from 7 local schools were invited to attend the rehearsal session the day before the concert. These students were all impressed by the disciplines and attitudes displayed by the professional musicians of the Macao Chinese Orchestra’s at the rehearsal session, and had a deeper understanding of the hardwork and cooperation required from both the conductor and musicians in order for these concerts to take place. The Foundation believes that Chinese music is an important part of Chinese culture that should be popularised and cultivated, and hopes to instill into a wider sector of our younger generation their interest and appreciation in Chinese music.
Naamyam Music Talk, 17 April 2021 – Mandarin’s House
Naamyan is performed in the narrative singing tradition in the Cantonese dialect, a form of “spoken word music” inscribed on the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Macau. As part of its ongoing promotion of Macao’s intangible cultural heritage, The Macao Chinese Orchestra held a Naamyam concert on April 17 featuring Master Au Kuan Cheong, the only master of Naamyam in Hong Kong and Macao. The concert was followed by a talk on Naamyam led by Master Au, an extension programme that is part of the Foundation’s GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme. The Foundation’s collaborator on its GEG Intangible Cultural Heritage Scheme, Hulu Culture, coordinated the talk for a packed audience at the Mandarin’s House.
Enchanting Tunes from the Screen 2, 14 November 2020 – Broadway Theatre
150 students and teachers from the Colegio de Santa Rosa de Lima (Chinese Section) were invited to attend the “Enchanting Tunes from the Screen 2” concert, performed by the Macao Chinese Orchestra, as part of the GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme. Chinese music is generally less popular than western music, given limited exposure to it in our daily lives. It is, however, an important part of Chinese culture that should be popularised and cultivated, especially amongst young people given their unfamiliarity with Chinese music…
Taoist Music Talk, 31 October 2020 – Mandarin’s House
Taoist music has been inscribed as an intangible cultural heritage in Macau in 2009. As part of the GEG Chinese Music Promotion Scheme, the Foundation with Hulu Culture Promotion Association , its collaborator for the GEG Intangible Cultural Heritage Scheme, held an extension programme on Taoist Music as part of the concert series performed by The Macao Chinese Orchestra themed off of cultural intangibles…