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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Dvořák and Shostakovich

China’s premier classical ensemble are joined by the captivating US cellist.

Qigang Wu Xing 'The Five Elements'
Dvořák
 Cello Concerto 
Shostakovich Symphony No 5

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is China’s premier classical ensemble – and an orchestra of global stature. Now in its 140th anniversary year, it has toured the world extensively, praised universally for its immense energy, colour and focus.

The Orchestra’s Music Director Long Yu is a major force in Chinese music – as founder and director of festivals and ensembles across the country and as a charismatic, inspirational conductor with a flair for drama and unbridled entertainment.

They are joined by captivating US cellist Alisa Weilerstein for the melodic magnificence of Dvořák’s achingly passionate Cello Concerto. Orchestra and conductor bring the concert to a resplendent climax with the grotesque humour and rousing celebrations of Shostakovich’s powerful Fifth Symphony.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
Long Yu Conductor

Alisa Weilerstein Cello

Qigang Wu Xing 'The Five Elements'
Dvořák
Cello Concerto 
Shostakovich Symphony No 5


More information about some of the artists:

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra
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Long Yu
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Alisa Weilerstein
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19 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.

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