New York Philharmonic’s Global Academy now underway in Shanghai

Posted on: July 8, 2015

The New York Philharmonic is on the road in China this week, where it is performing five concerts from July 4 to 10 during its first performance residency as part of the new Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. Music Director Alan Gilbert led the first of three Philharmonic concerts at the Shanghai Symphony Hall on July 4, an all-American program of Barber, Copland, Bernstein, Gershwin, and Sousa that was repeated on July 6. A program on July 10 will feature Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14, with soloist Emanuel Ax, and on July 9 a Young People’s Concert entitled “Journey to New York” will spotlight music composed in and about New York. The residency also includes master classes, lessons, and coachings with Philharmonic musicians, for conservatory students from Shanghai. The four-year Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, launched in 2014, is a joint endeavor of the New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, in partnership with the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.

Posted July 8, 2015