Orchestras

Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra

Introduction

One of China’s most prestigious orchestras, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1957 and is the first and only Chinese symphony orchestra to have toured and performed in five continents. Maestro Long Yu, the current music director since 2003, is a preeminent Chinese conductor of international renown, who also serves as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival.

In May 2017 Askonas Holt will bring GSO to the UK for the first time for an historic tour celebrating the 60th anniversary of the orchestra and simultaneously marking the 45th anniversary of Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Britain. The orchestra will perform concerts in Cadogan Hall, Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall, featuring esteemed cellist Jian Wang and works by contemporary Chinese composers.


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Introduction

One of China’s most prestigious orchestras, the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1957 and is the first and only Chinese symphony orchestra to have toured and performed in five continents. Maestro Long Yu, the current music director since 2003, is a preeminent Chinese conductor of international renown, who also serves as Artistic Director and Chief Conductor of the China Philharmonic Orchestra, Music Director of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Artistic Director of the Beijing Music Festival.

In May 2017 Askonas Holt will bring GSO to the UK for the first time for an historic tour celebrating the 60th anniversary of the orchestra and simultaneously marking the 45th anniversary of Establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Britain. The orchestra will perform concerts in Cadogan Hall, Symphony Hall and Bridgewater Hall, featuring esteemed cellist Jian Wang and works by contemporary Chinese composers.