Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will perform Aaron Avshalomov's Peiping Hutungs, March 17th, and 21th, 2017, conducted by Long Yu on Shanghai Symphony Hall and Taibei National Theatre & Concert Hall. Additional Works by Felix Mendelssohn, and Niccolò Paganini are also on the program.
From Forbidden City to Hutungs of Peking: Shanghai Symphony Hall
Fri, Mar 17 2017, 20:00
Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai
Long Yu conducts the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in a varied program evoking the city of Peking, with pianist Yalun Wang and violist Scott Lee.
Works by Aaron Avshalomov, Felix Mendelssohn, and Niccolò Paganini are on the program of this evening.
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is the oldest and the best-known ensemble of its kind in Asia, through which the Chinese symphonic music develops. Originally known as the Shanghai Public Band, it
developed into an orchestra in 1907, and was renamed the Shanghai Municipal Council Symphony Orchestra in 1922. Notably under the baton of the Italian conductor Mario Paci, the orchestra promoted
Western music and trained Chinese young talents very early in China, and introduced the first Chinese orchestral work to the audience, hence reputed as the “the best in the Far East.” Practically, the history of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra may be referred as the history of China’s symphonic music development.