Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert

Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 501_3357

In honor of the 145 years of history, we wanted to do something really classic.
Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 1155141761The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra (SPO) is the right partner to achieve this objective. Since 1982, the Shanghai Media Group (SMG), FM 94.7 broadcasts the Weekly Radio Concert. A 90-minute music segment of fine classical, light, or Chinese folk music performed by the SPO and heard by many thousands and thousands of people in China and abroad. Sometimes SPO also ventures out and mixes in a bit of jazz or film tunes.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 1220919203The concerts are live performed at the Shanghai Concert Hall (SCH) that was built in 1930 under the name Nanjing Theater. In 1950, it was renamed to Beijing Cinema and only nine years later it received its present name. The SCH has astounding acoustics and it is a beautiful setting for any artist. It’s hardly a surprise that local and international musicians love to perform there.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert KEY_8209Chinese architect Fan Wenzhao designed the massive building in a classical Western architectural style with Romanesque pillars, marble stairs, a huge dome, and parapets with delicate carvings. Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 774819865In 2002, it was moved 66.4 meters and elevated 1.7 meters at a new site. Since then, the programming has evolved from movies, acrobatic shows, circuses, and local Chinese opera to great classical music including symphonies, chamber music, vocal concerts, and traditional Chinese music.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 501_3371The Weekly Radio Concert (WRC) is one of these programs that are professionally produced. The WRC does not only entertain the public but also aims to educate through lectures, explanatory notes, and subtitles.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert KEY_8674Kicking off the season with our partnership, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra put on a magnificent concert playing pieces from J. Strauss, J. Barry, A. Lloyd Webber, F. Lehar, S. Joplin, S. Foster, L. Anders, L. Delibes, and A. Dvorak. Additionally, they played a Yunnan and a Southern China folk song.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 501_3317For the first concert on 9 March 2018, David Kohler, CEO and president of Kohler Company, and Larry Yuen, President K&B Group, as well as Cedric Ong, President K&B China, attended the signing ceremony, the concert, and the networking with scrumptious food prepared by a famous chef.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 595878891Musical historian and musical critic Wang Yong who received the first Ph.D. in musicology after his training in China and Germany was the host of the event.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 1221705070Chen Xieyang who conducted the concert is an acclaimed conductor with lots of experience in China and internationally. He serves as the Honorary Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. It was a special honor to have him lead through the evening. Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert KEY_8699His careful selection of the last music piece ‘Symphony No. 9’ by A. Dvorak is a tribute to our company’s history as the ‘symphony of the United States’ as it was duped when it was first performed. It was created in the same time period as our company was founded.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert KEY_8227Our commitment to art and the classical music marry perfectly in the quest to bring outstanding artistic productions to the public and to stir interest and invite for further explorations.Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra Weekly Radio Concert 1218089322

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