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PHOTOS: Nanjing Debut and Shanghai Return

The New York Philharmonic’s fifth annual trip to China as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership, presented by Starr International Foundation, concluded with the Orchestra’s debut in Nanjing. Then the musicians returned to Shanghai, where they taught the next generation of orchestral musicians at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy — a two-year post-graduate program co-founded by the Philharmonic — and regaled audiences in two concerts led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden.

PHOTOS: Guangzhou Debut

Music Director Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic send greetings from China, where they are performing five concerts in three cities: the Orchestra’s first-ever appearances in Guangzhou and Nanjing, and their return to Shanghai as part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership — presented by Starr International Foundation — a joint endeavor of the New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). View photos from their visit to Guangzhou, and check back for dispatches from Nanjing and Shanghai.

Philharmonic Musicians Make Beautiful Music with Shanghai Orchestra Academy Students in Teaching Visit

Four Philharmonic musicians — Principal Bass Tim Cobb, violist Vivek Kamath, Associate Principal Bassoon Kim Laskowski, and Associate Principal Trombone Colin Williams — just got back from Shanghai, where they gave master classes, taught lessons, and provided chamber music coaching to students at Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA). They also performed with SOA students at two chamber concerts. Read More...

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Concludes

The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency concluded with a New York–themed concert featuring music by former Philharmonic Music Director Leonard Bernstein and Gershwin, whom the late maestro championed. After the residency, Very Young Composers of Shanghai saw the World Premieres of their original music, composed under the guidance of New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra educators. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

VIDEO: Bernstein @ 100 in Shanghai: Candide Overture

In an appropriate nod to the maestro who made the New York Philharmonic a truly global orchestra, the Orchestra, led by Bramwell Tovey, brings the Bernstein centennial celebrations to Shanghai with a concert saluting the Laureate Conductor, including through his ebullient Candide Overture. The concert, on July 6, 2018, was part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership.

(Video: Chris Lee)

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