The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra opened its second series of multimedia concerts at the Shanghai Concert Hall this weekend.
Originally scheduled for March, they were postponed due to the resurgence of COVID and will now run until September 2.
Spectators need a 72-hour negative nuke test to enter the venue which is at 50% capacity.
“Rehearsing the concerts with the artists again brings a whole new understanding of life in every musical note,” said Ma Junfeng, director of the concert titled “Traditional Music Rises from the Sea Horizon.”
“The musicians, each with a different understanding of their performance last year, brought richer and more touching sounds to the music.
“Directing it from the audience seats brings me all kinds of complicated feelings.”
The concert is an update of Shanghai Chinese Orchestra’s most popular concert in recent years and has been performed more than 80 times in more than 30 cities around the world since its inception in 2016.
Last year, it was transformed into a multimedia residency show in the concert hall, featuring the eight-minute “Tale of Light and Music” lighting show and an immersive exhibition of traditional Chinese music.
The well-acclaimed package is back with revisions based on last year’s feedback, including new limited-edition gift bags containing a mask, bag, and themed stickers.
“We learned from the first round last year that most people who came to the concert also like to take photos and buy themed gifts only available here, or for the show,” explained Fang Liang, general manager of the concert hall.
“So this year, we’ve added themed boards that can be used as backgrounds for photos, and added three new gift bags to choose from.”