Saturday at 7:30 p.m.
SATURDAY AT LISINSKI 2019./2020.
Music Bridge between China and Lisinski Hall!
The Chinese version of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, written to the traditional Chinese song Jasmine, is composer Julian Yu's tribute to Benjamin Britten. The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra premiered the work at the opening of their concert season 2018/2019 and they will open their Croatian debut with it! The orchestra developed from the Shanghai Radio Symphony Orchestra, which was formed by joining the Shanghai Film Orchestra (1956) and the Shanghai Radio Orchestra (1950). The orchestras had a significant impact on strengthening China's film and radio industry. Today, it is one of China’s leading orchestras, which often presents to Chinese audiences works by composers from the Western culture, which used not to be part of the repertoires on the stages in that part of the world. The Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra insists on enhancing its artistic taste and skills. It has collaborated with numerous acclaimed Chinese and international musicians (Long Yu, Yinling Huang, Lan Shui, Jia Lü, Lihua Tan, Guoyong Zhang, Yongji Wang, Yousheng Lin, Qiyuan Zhu, Xiao Ou Zhao, Isaac Stern, Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Peter-Lukas Graf, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Jessye Norman, Joe Hisaishi, Claus Peter Flor, Thomas Sanderling, M.G. Mola, Yo-Yo Ma, Támás Vásáry, Boris Berman, David Lively, Peter Frankl, Idil Biret, Oxana Yablonskaya, Paul Badura-Skoda and others). Apart from symphonies, the orchestra also performs operatic repertoire and appears with some of the most important international ballet ensembles. It pays attention to presenting works by Chinese composers at numerous international music festivals and concerts. Yi Zhang has been the Orchestra's Music Director since 2018. He is also Director of the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra. Yi Zhang has collaborated with numerous Chinese and international orchestras, with which he has performed throughout Europe and Australia. He has also cooperated with artists such as: Leonidas Kavakos, Emmanuel Pahud, Wenzel Fuchs, Gautier Capuçon, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Myung-Whun Chung, Sarah Chang, Lang and others. He will transfuse his recognizable enthusiasm and artistic passion into the performances of Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43 and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30. One of the best Belgian pianists, winner of numerous awards at major international piano competitions, who has played with the world's most notable orchestras and performed at the world's greatest concert halls, and an outstanding music teacher – Johan Schmidt – will be featured as soloist.