SHANGHAI, Sept. 5 (Xinhua) — Deutsche Grammophon and Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday announced a plan to hold a classical music concert in Beijing’s Imperial Ancestral Temple next month.
Clemens Trautmann, president of Deutsche Grammophon, said he believes the concert and its recordings will help build bridges between the two different cultures.
The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will perform German composer Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, directed by Chinese conductor Yu Long. Internationally renowned pianist Daniil Trifonov will join the concert by playing Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No.2.
Built in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the Imperial Ancestral Temple is now home to the Beijing Working People’s Cultural Palace. Multiple cultural activities have taken place there, including art exhibitions and solo concerts.
Before arriving in Beijing on Oct. 10, the concert will be previewed in Shanghai.