The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra last night (10 October) gave a performance at Beijing’s Forbidden City to launch Deutsche Grammophon’s 120th anniversary celebrations.

The concert took place in the Imperial Ancestral Temple (Taimiao) in front of an audience of 1,200 and was livestreamed on YouTube. The orchestra, under director Long Yu, performed Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana alongside the Wiener Singakademie, the Shanghai Spring Children’s Choir, Aida Garifullina, Toby Spence and Ludovic Tézier.

The orchestra recently announced a new partnership with Deutsche Grammophone. Their first album with DG will be released in early 2019.

Dr Clemens Trautmann, president of Deutsche Grammophon, described the concert as ‘unforgettable.’ He continued: ‘The concert’s historic nature was enhanced by its iconic setting in front of the Imperial Ancestral Temple and the walls of the Forbidden City.’

To watch the live streams visit:  (2D) (360° )