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Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Orchestra)

Formed: 1879

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The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Chinese: 上海交响乐团; pinyin: Shànghǎi Jiāoxiǎng Yuètuán) is a symphony orchestra in Shanghai, China. Its music director is Yu Long.

Founded in 1879, the SSO is the oldest Chinese symphony orchestra. Originally, it was known as the Shanghai Public Band, expanding in 1907 to an orchestra. In 1922, it was renamed as the Shanghai Municipal Council Symphony Orchestra.

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Interview, Long Yu on Gateways

The conductor talks to David about his new album with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra - marking the orchestra's signing to Deutsche Grammophon with a programme of Russian- and Chinese- related works, including two by Shanghai-born composer Qigang Chen.

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