Friday, May 23, 2014

See Free Phila. Orchestra Concert Live From China!

The Philadelphia Orchestra has breaking news for our fans and followers -- another "first" for the Orchestra and China!

As a special gift to admirers across the globe, The Philadelphia Orchestra will be live streaming its concert this Sunday morning, May 25, from the Shanghai Grand Theatre, the very first symphonic webcast from China to an international audience. The concert, taking place during the Orchestra's 2014 Tour of Asia and China Residency, will be streamed live at 7:30 AM Eastern Standard Time. The Orchestra will perform Mozart's Symphony No. 41 ("Jupiter") and Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

The concert will be broadcast on the internet and mobile devices by a-Peer Synergy Shanghai Culture & Technology Co.

To watch the concert for free, viewers must pre-register at

Since 1973, when President Richard M. Nixon asked the Orchestra to be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in China, our ensemble has enjoyed a unique and special relationship with the country and its people. Since our first arrival in China, the Orchestra has returned frequently, including our residencies in 2012 and 2013. The Philadelphia Orchestra's visit to Changsha marks the first U.S. orchestra to perform in that city and our performance in the Shenzhen Concert Hall will be the first by an American orchestra.

The Philadelphia Orchestra's 2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency is Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin's inaugural tour with the Orchestra. The Orchestra you enjoy this special and historic concert.

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