China Today (English)
Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Date: April 22, 2022
Venue: Jaguar Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall
Following a previous season of conducting, Yu Ji once again leads the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra in performing works by Sibelius. “Violin Concerto in D minor,” performed during the first half, has a strong Nordic style and a tragic mood filled with tenacity and optimism. It is a portrayal of Finnish nationality. The “Second Symphony” performed during the second half is Sibelius’ “Pastoral,” a solemn, lively, and epic masterpiece without words.