Music Worcester To Present Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Lifestyle Team

Zhang Chengjie
Music Worcester is set to present the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zhang Chengjie and violin soloist, Chen Yangyuetong.

“We’re thrilled the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra is including Music Worcester as part of its first North American tour. Known for their interpretation of some of the world’s most historic composers, their performance promises a program that celebrates both western and eastern traditions,” said Music Worcester Executive Director Adrien C. Finlay.

The concert will take place on Friday, February 15 at 8 p.m. at Mechanics Hall.

The Concert

The program will feature the Rossini Overture to II Barbiere di Siviglia; Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47; and Dvorak Symphony No. 9 in E Minor, Op.95 “New World.”

A pre-concert talk will also be held in Washburn Hall with Dr. Joel Popkin, author of Symphony of the Brain and Executive Board Member of Music Worcester.

The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its interpretation of classical symphony repertoire and performing the masterpieces of the world’s most historic composers such as Beethoven's Symphonies No. 6 and No. 7; and Tchaikovsky’s symphonies No. 4, 5, 6 and 9.

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