Bamberger Symphoniker and Maestro Mischa Maisky toured China again

Invited by Wu Promotion, the Bamberger Symphoniker toured China from May 15th to 24th.

Invited by Wu Promotion, the Bamberger Symphoniker toured China from May 15th to 24th. After a successful tour in 2013, it is the second time Bamberger Symphoniker cooperated with Wu Promotion. The orchestra, under the baton of their Principal Conductor Jonathan Nott, staged a total of five concerts in Shanghai, Jinan, Tianjin and Beijing, with as highlight the well known cellist Mischa Maisky.

Bamberger Symphoniker took a photo in Shanghai Chen Shan Botanical Garden

One of the highlights of the tour was the performance on May 17th, in the Chen Shan Botanical Garden in Shanghai, which is the largest Botanical Garden in East China. The fairy tale like hills, the green grass and the setting sun created the perfect setting for the thousands of audiences to enjoy, among other pieces, Mendelssohn’s “Midsummer Night's Dream”. As encore the orchestra played a Chinese composition called <Nice night>, a great interpretation of a summer night, like this one.

Bamberger Symphoniker perform in Shanghai Chen Shan Botanical Garden

May 18th, Bamberger Symphoniker staged the closing concert of the 32nd “Shanghai spring international music festival”. The concert both featured cellist Maximilian Hornung, staging <Impression of Muqam> by Chinese composer Yang Liqing’s, as well as Chinese baritone Liao Changyong who performed the aria from <Don Carlo> and <Barbiere di Siviglia>.

On the closing performance of 32nd “Shanghai spring international music festival”,
Chinese baritone Liao Changyong and Bamberger Symphoniker.

On May 20th and 22nd, Bamberger Symphoniker performed in Shandong Grand Theatre and Tianjin Grand Theatre respectively. It was the first time for the orchestra to perform in these cities and the concerts were received with great applause.

Bamberger Symphoniker in Jinan and Tianjin

May 23rd, the orchestra staged their last concert of this tour in NCPA, also the closing concert of the “May Festival”. Bamberger Symphoniker’s 10 days China tour finished with great success and both Wu Promotion and the orchestra are looking forward to cooperate again in the near future.

Marcus Axt, the Chief Executive of the orchestra gave a present to
General Manager of Wu Promotion, Wu Jiatong.

Backstage in NCPA, from the left to the right, General Manager of Wu Promotion Jiatong Wu,
cellist Mischa Maisky, conductor Jonathan Nott and the Chief Executive Marcus Axt.

This tour is not the first time Wu Promotion worked with Maestro Maisky. Twelve years ago, in 2003, Wu Promotion organized a tour for Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in Europe and Egypt also featuring Maestro Maisky as the soloist. Both Wu Promotion and Mischa Maisky hope that the next cooperation won’t have to wait another 12 years.

2003, General Manager of Wu Promotion Wu Jiatong,
Maestro Mischa Maisky and GSO’s conductor Yu Long and President Yu Qikeng

Mischa Maisky’s farewell message, at the end of the tour.

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