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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)

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Continues

The first three concerts of the New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency were followed by two days of instructing and inspiring the next generation of classical musicians. The Orchestra rehearsed side-by-side with graduate students from the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) — a two-year post-graduate program co-founded by the Philharmonic — and celebrated the graduation of SOA’s third class. They also demonstrated their instruments to Very Young Composers of Shanghai, who are working with Philharmonic educators in preparation for a public performance. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership is presented by Starr International Foundation.

PHOTOS: 2018 Shanghai Residency Begins

The New York Philharmonic’s fourth annual Shanghai performance residency has begun! By day, Philharmonic musicians teach Shanghai Orchestra Academy students. By night, they perform sold-out concerts led by Music Director Designate Jaap van Zweden featuring music by Bernstein, Mahler, Prokofiev, Beethoven, Stravinsky, and others, plus collaborations with violinist Renaud Capuçon and cellist Alisa Weilerstein. It’s all part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, presented by Starr International Foundation.

Shanghai Orchestra Academy Fellows Experience Immersion with New York Philharmonic

This week, the New York Philharmonic is hosting five Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) students selected by audition for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program — a week-long immersion in the life of an orchestral musician. The students, known as Zarin Mehta Fellows, are taking lessons with Philharmonic musicians, and rehearsing and performing alongside them in the Orchestra’s free Concerts in the Parks, Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer. Read More...

2018 Zarin Mehta Fellows from Shanghai Orchestra Academy Named

This past week, students at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) auditioned for the New York Philharmonic Global Academy Fellowship Program, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train and play among Philharmonic musicians, learning about the life of an orchestra musician from the inside.

Five lucky students — violinist Renchao Yu, violist Kuan Liu, flutist Fangyu Huang, clarinetist Yanru Chiu, and bassoonist Sihong Zhao — will travel to New York in June for a week of immersive activities in all aspects of an orchestral player’s life.

It’s all part of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Residency Partnership, a joint endeavor of the New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra that included the establishment of the SOA in partnership with the Shanghai Conservatory.

Congrats and see you this summer!

(Photo courtesy of Shanghai Orchestra Academy)

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