The Macau Orchestra, under the baton of conductor Jean-Philippe Tremblay, will join forces with French pianist Alexandre Tharaud for a concert on Sunday night at the Cultural Centre’s Grand Auditorium. Acclaimed as a modern “poet of the piano,” Tharaud was once a student of the great French pianist Marguerite Long. Renowned for his unique music style and remarkable performance skills, Tharaud will perform Edvard Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor”, a piece that fuses German and Austrian musical influences from the Romantic era with elements of Norwegian folk music.
IFT co-organizes training course
In order to provide diversified training opportunities for industry professionals, and enhance the management quality within the local service industry, the Institute for Tourism Studies (IFT) and Cornell University School of Hotel Administration co-organized an Executive Development Programme on “Leadership and Motivation,” last week. The course, which attracted 21 professionals from local hotels and resort complexes, addressed the real-world complexities faced by front-line leaders and their teams. IFT invited Professor J. Bruce Tracey from the Faculty of the School of Hotel Administration to give a lecture during the course. Focusing on human resources, strategy and management, Professor Tracey’s research has examined a wide range of strategic and operational-level human resources topics, including the impact of training initiatives on individual and company performance, employee turnover, employment law and leadership.
Ink painting exhibition opens
The “Roaming Vision + Digital: Exhibition of Ink Paintings by Leung Kui Ting” opened yesterday at the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau of Macau Temporary Exhibitions Gallery. The exhibition features 28 ink works by Hong Kong artist Leung Kui Ting. According to a statement from the Bureau, Leung Kui Ting founded the Hong Kong Chingying Institute of Visual Arts in 1980 and worked as a part-time lecturer at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for over ten years. He is currently an expert art adviser of the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong government. Leung invented a digital landscape painting technique, which superimposes digital lines and dots on the outlines of mountains and rocks drawn in a traditional way.