Hot on the heels of West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s newly announced partnership with the China Philharmonic Orchestra comes news that the Sydney Symphony Orchestra has entered an agreement with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Orchestra Academy.
The partnership will see the SSO “provide mentoring and performance opportunities to Chinese students in Shanghai and Sydney,” reports the Australian Major Performing Arts Group (AMPAG).
Concertmaster Andrew Haveron will attend a student audition and critique performances. Three string players from the Academy will fly to Sydney in July for an 11-day training and performance residency. Then the SSO visits China in May, where it performs at Beijing’s annual May Festival.
SSO managing director Rory Jeffes said the partnership “signifies our commitment to participating in a meaningful dialogue with China that benefits the cultural, political and economic aspirations of our countries”.