The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is the oldest orchestra in Asia, having been around since 1879 when it was known as the Shanghai Public Band. The Orchestra formally became the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in 1956. Maestro Long Yu is currently the SSO’s Music Director, having been appointed in 2008 as the orchestra’s first Music Director and pianist Louis Lortie is the orchestra’s Artist-in-Residence for their 2018/19 season.
The SSO has performed with many world-class musicians including conductors Kurt Masur, Riccardo Muti, Sir Neville Marriner, Charles Dutoit, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Mehta, Alan Gilbert, Neeme Järvi, Myung-Whun Chung, Mikhail Pletnev, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Krzysztof Penderecki, Paavo Järvi, Jacek Kaspszyk, and Daniele Gatti; violinists Pinchas Zukerman, Vadim Repin, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Midori, Sarah Chang, Cho-Liang Lin, Lv Siqing; cellists Yo-Yo Ma, Jian Wang, Mischa Maisky, Lynn Harrell, Li-Wei Qin, and pianists Fou Ts’ong, Yin Chengzong, Gary Graffman, Rudolf Buchbinder, Krystian Zimerman, Lang Lang, Yuja Wang, Li Yundi, and flautist James Galway.
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