Philadelphia Orchestra’s Shanghai concert on Sunday to be streamed live

Posted on: May 23, 2014

“The Philadelphia Orchestra, looking to add some sizzle to third annual tour of China, plans to video stream its concert on Sunday from the Shanghai Grand Theater. It calls the event the first symphonic webcast from China to an international audience,” writes Brian Wise on Thursday (5/22) at WQXR’s blog. “The Philadelphia concert will be streamed live, not on tape, meaning that East Coast audiences will have to wake up at 7:30 am to watch the performance on their computers or mobile devices. Yannick Nézet-Séguin will conduct the orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (‘Jupiter’) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. To watch for free, the orchestra says viewers must register at, a Shanghai-based streaming media platform. The performance will not be available on YouTube, which is banned in China, as part of the vast system of online control known as the Great Firewall of China (Facebook and Twitter are also blocked). The Philadelphia Orchestra’s China tour began on Wednesday in Beijing and will continue in Shanghai, Changsha, Macao and Tokyo, Japan, concluding in Taipei, Taiwan on June 6.”

Posted May 23, 2014