At one time, you had to travel to Asia or Europe to catch a performance of the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra, but it has finally embarked on its first North American tour. It will stop by the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $36, and that’s a steal when you consider that this is recognized as one of the finest orchestras in China. Grab your tickets so you can see a show of a lifetime.
About the Performance
The Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra will cover music from a wide range of compositions during this performance. You will hear compositions from Berlioz and Rossini, but that’s not all. You will also get to hear some of China’s most famous compositions, including Chen Gang’s The Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. This will be the most breathtaking part of the entire performance. You will love the violin solo that utilizes Chinese techniques. At the same time, this composition has Western tonalities, so it’s as if it is of two worlds. The end result is absolutely stunning.
That’s the case with much of the music the Shanghai Opera Symphony Orchestra performs. It manages to float between Chinese techniques and Western tonalities with ease. That creates a unique sound that will have you on the edge of your seat.
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Symphony Orchestra Etiquette
If this will be your first time attending a performance by a symphony orchestra, you might be unsure of what’s expected of you. First, you should arrive at least 30 minutes before the start of the performance. That way, you will have more than enough time to get to your seat.
When it comes to clothing, you don’t need to wear formal attire, but it’s a good idea to wear business attire. This shows respect to the performers.
It’s also important to stay quiet during the show. Simply whispering to the person next to you is frowned up during a performance of a symphony orchestra. That includes applause. Save your applause for the end of the piece of music. Applauding after a violin solo will cause you to get some dirty looks.
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