New York Philharmonic musicians travel to Shanghai four times each season for master classes, coachings, mock auditions, seminars, and more as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership. The most recent visit was in May and featured violin Anna Rabinova, flute Yoobin Son, Associate Principal Bassoon Kim Laskowski, and Associate Principal Trombone Colin Williams. Check out some photos below.
The visit anticipated the Philharmonic’s third annual performance residency in Shanghai, July 2–8, featuring Alan Gilbert’s final appearances as Philharmonic Music Director in Shanghai. One performance will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the Asian Premiere of Marsalis’s The Jungle (Symphony No. 4), commissioned and premiered by the Philharmonic in December 2016 as the first of The New York Commissions, part of the Philharmonic’s 175th anniversary season. There will also be a Young People’s Concert and a Very Young Composers workshop and performance.
Above, Associate Principal Trombone Colin Williams teaches a lesson to one of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy trombonists.
Philharmonic flautist Yoobin Son demonstrates a passage for a Shanghai Orchestra Academy student:
On May 14 Shanghai Orchestra Academy musicians joined by Philharmonic musicians performed in a chamber concert, the culmination of their six-day immersion. Here, Philharmonic violinist Anna Rabinova performs alongside SOA students:
Associate Principal Trombone Colin Williams rehearses an arrangement of Debussy’s Trois Chansons for the SOA Chamber Concert on May 14:
Associate Principal Kim Laskowski rehearses Enescu’s Decet for Winds, Op. 14:
Photos: Courtesy Shanghai Orchestra Academy