2018-19 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Season (Full Collections)Shanghai's Symphony Hall packs out the end of October with a series of performances by the likes of London's Philharmonia Orchestra, the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonia, plus the Venice Baroque Orchestra for a one-off show in December. Expect Ravel, Bernstein, Bartok, Mozart, Brahms, and even a full performance of the Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky, perhaps most famous for its use in Disney's Fantasia. See the full schedule by hitting "more," there's too much virtuosity to pack into a single paragraph.
2018-19 Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Season (Full Collections)
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Sun, Oct 14
The world-famous London-based Philharmonia Orchestra, led by its Conductor and Artistic Director Essa-Pekka Salonen and featuring Polish virtuoso Krystian Zimerman on piano, are in Shanghai for one night to perform Ravel, Bernstein and Bartok.
Thu, Oct 18
The Lucerne Festival Orchestra, an ad hoc collection of musicians who formed around the Lucerne Festival, were reincarnated in 2015 under the conductorship of Riccardo Chailly, and they've arrived in Shanghai for a series of shows for the end of October. On Thursday, they'll be performing a full programme of Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales, La Valse, Daphnis et Chloe Suites no. 1 and 2, and Bolero.
Sat, Oct 20
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, will be performing Valses and La Valse by Ravel, as well as the entire Firebird suite by Igor Stravinsky.
Sun, Oct 21
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, will be performing Wagner's Overture to Rienzi and De Fliegende Hollander, as well as Bruckner's Symphony No.7 in E Major.
Mon, Oct 22
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, will be performing a Mozart piano concerto, as well as Bruckner's Symphony No.7 in E Major.
Sun, Oct 28
NDR Elbphilharmonia was originally formed in 1945, and has played an important role under various names in the restoration of the country's cultural life following the war. With their new conductor Alan Gilbert leading the ensemble since June 2017, they'll be in Shanghai performing Wagner, Mahler and Brahms.
Mon, Oct 29
NDR Elbphilharmonia, conducted by Alan Gilbert, will be performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, with Helene Grimaud on piano, as well as Bruckner's No.7 in E Major.
Sun, Dec 2
The Venice Baroque Orhcestra was founded in 1997 by Baroque scholar and harpsichordist Andrea Marcon, and is one of the premier ensembles devoted to period instrument performance. With Franco Faglioli as conutertenor, they present a selection dedicated mostly to Vivaldi and Handel, though Veracini's Ouverture VI in G minor shows up as well.
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