The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has announced the lineup for its annual Music in the Summer Air (MISA) festival. From July 10 to 24, 2021, the festival will see 23 concerts held in the Shanghai Symphony Hall Concert Hall, Chamber Hall, Urban Music Lawn and TRI Hall of Yellow Lounge China.
For this article, we will focus exclusively on vocal performances. A full list of performances can be found on their website.
Conductor Gao Song and director Shuang Zou will conduct soprano Li Jingjing and the Shanghai Camerata for “Nine German Arias, HWV 202-210” by Handel and “Sweet Silence” by Wim Henderickx, “Into the Darkness, “Into the Light and Joy”, and “The Enchanting Void.
Date of performance: July 12, 2021.
Soprano Hongni Wu and tenor Wang Feng will perform Schoenberg’s arrangement of Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde”, along with ceramic bassist Zhang Meng and percussionist Rong Chenchu. Tan Dun conducts the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
Date of performance: July 14, 2021.
The festival finale will see Long Yu conduct a concert featuring vocalist Zhou Shen, pianist Haochen Zhang and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, performing “IV. Pie Jesu ”from“ Requiem in D minor ”and“ Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major ”by Brahms.
Date of performance: July 24, 2021.
China-based organizations include the East Coast Quartet, Guangzhou Symphony Youth Orchestra, GSO Feiyue String Quartet, Magnolia Quartet, Strikeast Percussion Ensemble, Neoclassical Chamber Orchestra, Shanghai Camerata, Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, and Suzhou Chinese Orchestra.
14 of the concerts will be broadcast live worldwide via the Bilibili, Kankan News and The Paper platforms.