Shanghai Symphony to join N.Y. Philharmonic in Central Park

Posted on: April 29, 2010

The New York Philharmonic has announced that it will open its free summer parks concerts on July 13 in Central Park with a joint concert with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. Andrey Boreyko, chief conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra in Switzerland and general music director of Germany’s Dusseldorf Symphony, will lead the Philharmonic; Long Yu, music director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, will lead the latter orchestra. The concert brings the Shanghai orchestra to New York as an ambassador for its city—the site of Expo 2010 taking place from May to October, 2010—and commemorates New York City’s naming of Shanghai as its newest “sister city.” The Philharmonic will open the concert, performing works of Tchaikovsky, Bernstein, and Ravel; the Shanghai Symphony will perform works of Wagner, Rossini, Gounod, and Mozart, and Gershwin, with soloists to include soprano Ying Huang, baritone Changyong Liao, and pianist Lang Lang. The New York Philharmonic will perform three other July outdoor parks concerts in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens, plus one free indoor concert each in Staten Island and the Bronx.

Posted April 29, 2010