Shanghai Symphony Orchestra

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra


The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is China’s oldest symphony orchestra. Founded in 1879 as the Shanghai Public Band, it was developed into an orchestra in 1907 and renamed in 1956 as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra. The SSO has built bridges in recent years between East and West, not least through international touring and its Shanghai Orchestra Academy, a joint initiative between the orchestra, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Maestro Long Yu became Music Director of the SSO in 2009.


  • Aug 2019 - Sep 2019
    Shanghai Symphony Orchestra | World Tour | August-September 2019

    Long Yu Alisa Weilerstein (cello) Frank Peter Zimmerman (violin) Eric Lu (piano) Programme 1: Chen Wu Xing, Dvořák Cello Concerto, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Programme 2: Chen Wu Xing, Dvořák Cello Concerto, Shostakovich Symphony No.5 Programme 3: Chen Wu Xing, Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.1, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Programme 4: Chen Wu Xing, Mozart Piano Concerto No.25, Rachmaninov Symphonic Dances Filene Center, Wolf Trap | Ravinia Pavilion | Usher Hall Edinburgh | KKL Luzern | Wolkenturm Grafenegg | Concertgeobuw Amsterdam | BBC Proms