Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra Comes to MPAC

Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra Comes to MPACThe Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra's debut North American tour will stop at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Sunday, February 17 at 3 pm. Tickets are $39-$69.

Verdi Nabucco-Overture
Zhanhao & Gang Butterfly Lovers Concerto
Violin soloist: Hua Hui
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D Minor

The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra was established in 1956 along with the construction of the famous Shanghai Opera House. Since its formation, the orchestra has become renowned for its interpretation of classical symphony repertoire and has played in Finland, Italy, UK, Germany, Hong Kong and Macao.

The orchestra performs the masterpieces of the world's most historic composers such as Beethoven's symphonies No. 6 and No.7, Tchaikovsky's symphonies No. 4, 5, 6 and 9; Mozart's Symphony No. 41 and Violin Concerto No.3; Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique; Mahler's symphonies No 1 and 4; Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 (From the New World) and 8; Shostakovich's Symphony No. 1, 5 and 7; Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1; Sibelius' Violin Concerto, Finlandia and Symphony No. 2; Brahms Symphony No. 2 and 4; and Respighi's Rome Series. The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra also plays the works of famous Chinese composers such as Xian Xinghai's Yellow River and He Zhanhao & Chen Gang's Butterfly Lovers. Additionally, the orchestra presents numerous overtures and music of operas and ballets.

The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra has been conducted by renowned maestros such as Daniel Oren, Lorin Maazel, John Nelson, Thomas Sanderling, Markus Stenz, Zoltan Kocsis, Maurice Peress and Jan Latham-Koenig. The performance at Mayo Performing Arts Center will feature principal conductor Zhang Guoyong.

For more information, visit the orchestra's website at

Mayo Performing Arts Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey. The 2018-2019 season is made possible, in part, by a grant the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as support received from the F.M. Kirby Foundation and numerous corporations, foundations and individuals. The Mayo Performing Arts Center has been designated a Major Presenting Organization by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Mayo Performing Arts Center was named 2016 Outstanding Historic Theatre by the League of Historic American Theatres, and is ranked in the top 50 mid-sized performing arts centers by Pollstar Magazine.

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