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5 pm, Nov 11. Hong Kong Cul­tural Cen­ter, 10 Sal­is­bury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong. 852-2734-2009. 8 pm, Nov 12. Guangzhou Opera House, 1 Zhu­jiang Road West, Tianhe dis­trict, Guangzhou, Guang­dong prov­ince. 4008-808-922. 8:30 pm, Nov 13. Wuhan Qin­tai Con­cert Hall, 6 Zhiyin Av­enue, Hanyang dis­trict, Wuhan, Hubei prov­ince. 027-8188-0089. 7:30 pm, Nov 16 and 17. Shang­hai Ori­en­tal Art Cen­ter, 425 Dingx­i­ang Road, Pudong dis­trict, Shang­hai. 021-6854-1234. con­duc­tor for the Ber­lin Phil­har­monic.

Tang says he has been im­pressed by the strong spiritual power the or­ches­tra has dis­played through the past few decades, and from which it has de­vel­oped a dis­tinc­tive sound.

He says the or­ches­tra is now a young and lively group, play­ing lots of modern and con­tem­po­rary mu­sic, while hold­ing firmly onto its German and Aus­trian tra­di­tions.

Sir Si­mon Rat­tle has been the mu­sic di­rec­tor since 2002, but this is his last mu­sic sea­son lead­ing the or­ches­tra. Kir­ill Pe­trenko will take over the ba­ton in 2019.

Chi­nese pi­anist Wang Yuja will per­form on the first night in Shang­hai, play­ing Pi­ano Con­certo No 2 by Bela Vik­tor Janos Bar­tok, a par­tic­u­larly dif­fi­cult piece.

While the first night fea­tures mainly German and Aus­trian mu­sic, the sec­ond night in Shang­hai will be a “Rus­sian car­ni­val”, fea­tur­ing works by Rach­mani­noff and Stravin­sky, says Luo.

The or­ches­tra’s China tour starts on Nov 10, with two con­certs in Hong Kong. It will then play in Guangzhou, Guang­dong prov­ince, on Nov 12, and Wuhan, Hubei prov­ince, on Nov 13.

Af­ter Shang­hai, it will per­form in Seoul, South Korea, and Kawasaki and Tokyo in Ja­pan, be­fore head­ing back home to Ber­lin.

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