The New York Philharmonic will travel to Shanghai for its third annual performance residency as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership from July 2 to 8. The residency will feature four performances at Shanghai Symphony Hall, including a Young People’s Concert with students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy performing Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 alongside the orchestra; master classes, lessons, coachings, and a side-by-side Philharmonic rehearsal with SOA students; and a Very Young Composers workshop and performance. The performances are part of Shanghai’s Music in the Summer Air festival. Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct a July 2 concert featuring Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman as soloist. Gilbert will lead Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 on July 3 and Wynton Marsalis’s 2016 The Jungle (Symphony No. 4) and Copland’s Quiet City with the Philharmonic and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on July 7. The Shanghai performances of Dvořák’s “New World” Symphony and the Very Young Composers works inspired by it are part of the New World Initiative, the Philharmonic’s season-long project revolving around the “New World” Symphony to mark the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary.
Posted June 28, 2017