Shanghai's spring music fest to bring acts from far and wide

The 35th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival will bring 37 performances and star acts from home and abroad to Shanghai.

The 35th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival will bring 37 performances and star acts from home and abroad to Shanghai.

Running from April 27 to May 17, the festival’s performers include Chinese artists such as baritone Liao Changyong, tenor Shi Yijie and young composer Tan Dun, and overseas artists like violinist Pinchas Zukerman from Isreal, and artists from the Janacek Academy of Music and Performing Arts In Brno from Czechia. 

This year's festival will highlight a series of concerts featuring original pieces on ancient Chinese myths, offering a new way to rediscover traditional culture and value, according to Xu Shuya, chairman of Shanghai musician association, a main organizer of the festival.

With the themed program featuring music legacies from Southwest China well-received last year, the festival is ready to enrich the program with legacies and traditional dances from Northwest China.

About 5,000 inexpensive tickets will go on sale at He Luting Concert Hall on April 24 and 25  for performances organized by the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. The cheapest ticket will cost 30 yuan. 

Military officers, soldiers, journalists, teachers, students, the disabled, and elderly people over 70 can purchase tickets at half the original price.

There will also be a series of musical education programs on campuses and in communities and plazas, where residents can gain access free of charge via the WeChat account.

For more information

Visit www.ssimf.org, and follow the WeChat account (shcm1927) for Shanghai Conservatory of Music performance information.


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