Future special projects and tours
In 2022, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Britain, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra will tour in UK in April for six performances in London, Birmingham, Nottingham, Edinburgh, and elsewhere, the first time in the history of overseas performances by Chinese orchestras on the regular series in the best concert halls in six major cities in the UK, as part of the concert halls’ season planning and promotion.
We are also actively promoting the cooperation plan between Nine Trees Shanghai Future Art Centre and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for educational activities, symphonic concerts and chamber music concerts in a 3-year agreement.
In 2022, which also coincides with the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between China and Israel, we will work with the Embassy of Israel in China, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the China National Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic to plan a concert between the National Symphony Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic, and to plan the creation of the Mischa Maisky Festival in China.
The dance music theater “Yuanyuan Tan and Her Friends – Magical Night at the Art Museum 2” will be produced and toured.
Tours and projects for pianist Tianxu An, classical guitarist Meng Su, organist Yihua Li, Shanghai Camerata, and Beijing Modern Dance Company are scheduled. David Stern’s collaboration with Opera Fuoco in Jiangsu Grand Theatre(Nanjing) for performance planning and young singer training will also take place.
We will also venture into the exhibition field for the first time, planning and running the largest exhibition in the 25 years of illustrator Jimmy Liao’s career, whose works have won awards in many countries and regions and have been translated and published in over 20 different languages.
Old friends, new friends!
In 2021, because of the epidemic, we missed the following Asian Tours: the Opéra National de Paris production La Boheme with conductor Charles Dutoit, soprano Angela Gheorghiu and tenor Luciano Ganci to open Bay Opera of Shenzhen and to perform in Guangzhou Grand Theatre, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, the Maria Pages Company in Spain, the Les Grands Ballets Montreal, the ADDA Simfonica with Josep Vicent, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra with Thomas Sandlin and violinist Charlie Siem, Mischa Maisky Trio, Academy of St Martin in the Fields with Johua Bell, Camerata Salzburg with Helene Grimaud, Russian National Orchestra Wind Quintet, pianist Michel Dalberto recital, violinist Josef Spacek recital, violinist Yu-Chien(Benny)Tseng recital etc. We hope to see them back in China soon!
In 2022, we hope to have the opportunity to bring long-time friends, musicians and ensembles we haven’t seen for a long time, and new ones, the Russian National Orchestra with Mikhail Pletnev, the Israel Philharmonic with its new Music Director Lahav Shani, Sinfonia Varsovia, the Hungarian National Philharmonic, the Cologne New Philharmonic with Volker Hartung and Barry Douglas performing a new concerto by our composer client Andrew Webb-Mitchell, the Zukerman Trio, cellist Sheku-Kanneh Mason, and many more.
Standing at the end of the year 2021 and looking back at a busy time, we warmly look forward to an even busier 2022, with many international guests joining us here in China and many Chinese artists and project travelling internationally!