NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC TOUR TO MAINLAND CHINA, FIRST VISIT BY A US ORCHESTRA SINCE 2019

Concerts in Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai led by Music Director Jaap van Zweden

SHANGHAI ORCHESTRA ACADEMY AND PARTNERSHIP

Activities To Include Instruction by Philharmonic Musicians and Side-by-Side Rehearsal with Students Conducted by van Zweden

June 27–July 7, 2024

Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic in Shanghai, 2019 (Photo by Chris Lee)

In the summer of 2024 the New York Philharmonic becomes the first US Orchestra to perform in mainland China since 2019 as Music Director Jaap van Zweden leads five concerts across three cities — Guangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai — featuring works by Brahms, Copland, Mozart, Mahler, and Nina Shekhar, June 27–July 3, 2024.

During the time the NY Phil is in Shanghai, Musicians from the Orchestra participate in educational activities and a chamber-music concert through the Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership, July 3–7, 2024.

NY Phil President & CEO Gary Ginstling said: “As the New York Philharmonic plans our return to China this June, it is an honor to again take on our mantle as an American cultural ambassador, building on the bonds we’ve been developing in the region over decades. We look forward to being inspired as our musicians work directly with the talented Shanghai Orchestra Academy students, and to the poignancy of our orchestra performing with Jaap van Zweden in their final concerts together before an overseas audience as he approaches the end of his tenure as Music Director.”

Starr International Foundation is the Presenting Sponsor of the New York Philharmonic–Shanghai Orchestra Academy and Partnership and all the 2024 concerts in China.