The Shanghai Concert Hall will offer online concert programs twice a day until May 24, broadcasting four recorded performances at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. via its WeChat video account.
The four “cloud” concerts are Chinese Orchestra Singapore’s gifts to Shanghai residents, with a selection of programs featuring collaborations with Chinese musicians, including Sun Yingdi, Fang Qiong, Lu Siqing, among others.
Inaugurated in 1997, it is the only Chinese national professional orchestra in Singapore.
“The pandemic is not an obstacle when it comes to our musical relationships with friends in Shanghai!” said Terence Ho Wee San, sending his best wishes across the concert hall.
“We hope the concert series featuring the collaboration between the Singapore Chinese Orchestra and some of Shanghai’s most established musicians will bring some warmth. Friends of Shanghai, please stay positive and determined. Fight for Shanghai !”
Three of the four concerts are conducted by Tsung Yeh, the orchestra’s musical director. Most recently, Yeh led the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra in the 2020 New Year’s Concert at the Shanghai Grand Theater, which was broadcast by Tencent to over 1.2 million viewers.
The maestro is also an alumnus and visiting professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music.
“Shanghai is my hometown,” he said. “Shanghai Conservatory of Music is my alma mater. Shanghai Concert Hall is a place I visit frequently, as is the Bund, Huaihai Road, Nanjing Road. normal. Stay strong Shanghai! Stay strong Shanghai I look forward to the day when I visit my beautiful hometown again!”