Partnership Between New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra To Include Annual China Tour and Teaching at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy
The New York Philharmonic and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra have announced a four-year extension of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership, through the summer of 2022. The Philharmonic will perform an annual China tour — including appearances at Shanghai’s Music in the Summer Air (MISA) festival, Guangzhou’s Xinghai Concert Hall, and Nanjing’s Jiangsu Centre for the Performing Arts — and Philharmonic musicians will teach at the Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA), established in 2014 through the partnership, four times each season, including in the summer. In addition, SOA students may be selected by audition to travel to New York City to participate in the New York Philharmonic Zarin Mehta Fellowship Program, a week-long immersion in the life of an orchestral musician. More details about the summer 2019 China tour will be announced at a later date. Starr International Foundation continues as the Presenting Sponsor of the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership.