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Six Classical Concerts in November for Sophisticated Music Types
By Nov 1, 2018 Music
November's shaping up to be a real good month for fans of classical music. Apart from the Orchestre National de France and the Salzburg Festival's Young Singers, there's a smorgasbord of virtuoso performers with orchestral backing, including violinists Leonidas Kavakos and Yang Tianwa. Plus, technically December but tickets'll be at a premium, none other than the The Vienna Philharmonic is performing with minor deity Lang Lang on piano, conducted by long-time collaborator Franz Welser-Möst for the first time in China. Details and how to get tickets after the jump.

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On November 3, the Shanghai Oriental Center sees the Orchestre National de France performing Moussorgky, Rachmaninoff, Ravel and Debussy, with Nikolai Lugansky on piano and Emmanuel Krivine wielding the baton. Tickets here.

November 9 sees globe-trotting Japanese conductor Yoshikazu Fukumura (formerly Tokyo City Ballet, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra) conducting the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in performing Concerto for Orchestra by young Hangzhou composer Zhou Tian, and finishing out with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4 in F Minor. Tickets here.

November 18 we've got famed Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos collaborating with Zhang Jiemin and the SSO in performing Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D Major, excerpts from Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet and Shostakovich's Suite for Jazz Orchestra No. 2. Tickets here.

On November 24, Finnish conductor Osmo Vänskä (Minnesota Orchestra) leads virtuoso violinist Yang Tianwa alongside the SSO in performing Mozart's Overture to Don Giovanni and Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole, ending with Aaron Copland's Symphony No. 3. Tickets here.

November 25 will be this year's Salzburg Festival's Young Singers Project Gala, where new and upcoming talent will perform arias and and excerpts from operas, including The Marriage of Figaro, Tchaikovsky's Iolanta and lesser-known moments from Verdi's Falstaff. Tickets here.

Last but definitely not least, December 1 & 2 sees a special performance by the Vienna Philharmonic with piano superstar Lang Lang on piano. Franz Welser-Möst, the leader of the prolific Cleveland Orchestra, will be conducting them for the first time in China. The program for Dec 1 will be Mozart and Brahms, while Dec 2 will be Dvořák, Brahms and Wagner (subject to change). Tickets here.

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