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4 Classical Music Concerts Playing Throughout March

Take a step out of the modern offerings of metropolitan Shanghai, and step into the world of classics.
2021-03-09 12:00:00

The month of March is packed with Classical Music performances, as concert halls such as the Shanghai Grand Theatre and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall have lined up the following four weeks with renditions of some of histories greatest compositions. SmartTicket is selling seating options to several of these events, and here are five performances this month that enthusiasts of the classics would be interested in attending.

Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall

The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra are hosting a night of classic opera — for those on the hunt for a refined evening. Lecturer Han Bin will be performing Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo', Puccini’s 'Suor Angelica - Intermezzo', and Bizet’s 'Carmen - Overture'.

Fans of the opera will be interested in an upcoming concert conducted by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (SSO). The orchestra will be playing pieces from three European operas: Pietro Mascagni's 'Cavalleria Rusticana - Intermezzo', Giacomo Puccini's 'Suor Angelica - Intermezzo', and Georges Bizet's 'Carmen - Overture'. This matinée show is at 2pm on March 13, and tickets can be purchased on SmartTicket. The cost of admission is 80-160rmb.

Shenyang, Hongni Wu and the Polaris Quartet put on an evening of song and music. Summa and Wallafhrstlied (with Shenyang as bass-baritone), Respighi's Il Tramonto (Hongni Wu as mezzo-soprano), Barber's Dover Beach and Ned Rorem's Mourning Scene (Shenyang as bass-baritone). Finally, the quartet performs Schnittke's String Quartet No. 3. Ticket prices vary in regard to seating location. Purchase tickets on SmartTicket.

The Polaris Quartet from the SSO is collaborating with choristors Shengyang (the bass-baritone) and Hongni Wu (the mezzo-soprano) for an evening of renditions. Hongni Wu and the quartet will be playing Respighi's 'Il Tramonto', and Shengyang will lead the four in Samuel Barber's 'Dover Beach', Ned Rorem's 'Mourning Scene' as well as Arvo Pärt's 'Summa' and 'Ein Wallfahrtslied'. Polaris will end the night with Schnittke's 'String Quartet No. 3'. SmartTicket is selling tickets for the evening, which will start 7.15pm on March 26. The price range of admission is 180-380rmb per person.

A night of classic music from the ensemble, including featured guest Gu Cong on horn. They'll perform pieces a piano quintet (Chen Xiaoyong), Ligeti's Trio for Vorn, Violin and Piano ("Hommage à Brahms"), Jean-Michel Defaye's Alpha, Poulenc's Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon, and Jean Françaix's Octet. Ticket prices vary in regard to seating location. Purchase tickets on SmartTicket.

On 7.15pm on March 27, Ensemble Les Amis Shanghai will be working with guest hornist Gu Cong. Together, the eight trained performers will play Chen Xiaoyong's 1984 'Piano Quintet', György Ligeti's 'Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano', Jean-Michel Defaye's 'Alpha', Francis Poulenc's 'Sonata for Clarinet and Bassoon' and Jean Françaix's 'Octet'. SmartTicket is selling tickets, and the price range is 180-280rmb.

The Shanghai Grand Theatre

To commemorate the 110th anniversary of famous composer Gustav Mahler’s death, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will be playing at the Shanghai Grand Theater this March. In this concert, conductor Xu Zhong and famous soprano singer Song Yuanming will lead the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra to bring Mahler's two symphonic works, Mahler's first symphony "giant" and his fourth symphony, to life. The prices for the event differentiate in accordance to seating location.

Commemorating the 110th anniversary of Austro-Bohemian composer Gustav Mahler, the Suzhou Symphony Orchestra will be holding a concert on March 28. The orchestra's conductor Xu Zhong and soprano singer Song Yuanming will lead the night, bringing to life two of Mahler's symphony's from his Wunderhorn period: 'Symphony No.1' and 'Symphony No. 4'. Tickets for the concert can be bought on SmartTicket, and the price range is 280-880rmb (seats for Area E have been sold out).


Interested in listening to something other than Classical Music? Head over to SmartShanghai's Live Music Events Directory.