Music Lessons With A Twist 2007

On the 14th of March, 2007, students from Forms 2 to 4 were treated to an extraordinary Music lesson. At about 3:00 p.m. that day, the students made their way to the Macau Cultural Centre where they were to attend an instructional concert that focused on the importance of the conductor in an orchestra.

The Macau Philharmonic Orchestra enthralled the students from the three schools that were there. The concert lasted a little over an hour and consisted of 12 pieces that ranged from composers like Lully to modern composers like Stephen Schwartz.

Students were given a chance to participate in the actual performance of certain pieces, either by conducting or by playing an instrument. While busily completing the worksheets that had been prepared for them, the students were enraptured by the showmanship of the conductor himself, as well as by the expertise with which the pieces were performed. The one-hour lesson was a welcome change from the usual 40-minute lesson at school and students left the Cultural Centre hoping that they would be given more chances to take part in similar activities.