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  • Shanghai Opera Orchestra brings rich tone and excitement to Kravis program

    The orchestra, embarking on its first U.S. tour, which will take it to 22 cities, gave an impressive performance of an ultra-conservative program of Western classics, without a note of Chinese music until the encores. The ensemble’s sound is formidable. The ample string section produces a rich, full-bodied tone, with accuracy and unity to the upper reaches of the violins. The brass section is weighted and balanced, capable of playing with throaty force when required. Winds, resonant as a section, gave well-phrased, sweet-toned solos. If not yet at the level of the top-tier North American and European ensembles, the orchestra gives the impression that such an achievement may be just a matter of time. Under conductor Chengjie Zhang, the orchestra opened with Verdi’s Overture to La Forza del Destino. There were swooping string phrases, violent crescendos, delicate violin playing and brass tones that occasionally edged toward raucous. But in all, this dramatic performance restored som...

  • 39天22城,上海歌剧院交响乐团22日开启史上规模最大的美国巡演

    上海歌剧院2019年最重要的巡演项目“飞越太平洋——上海歌剧院交响乐团美国巡演”将于1月22日启程。为期39天的巡演时间内,乐团将横跨美国东部和中部的14个州22个城市,演出22场音乐会,涵盖4套12首中外经典曲目。这不仅是上海歌剧院交响乐团首次踏上美洲大陆,也是上海歌剧院首次如此大规模、长时间的在美国当地主流剧场进行商业演出。...

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