This hall is home to the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, one of the oldest and best of its kind in Asia. While championing and promoting contemporary Chinese music, the orchestra has carried on western orchestral traditions in China over the years. It has toured abroad since the 1970s, having played Carnegie Hall in New York and the Berlin Philhamonic—a first for a Chinese orchestra.


The history of the orchestra spans three centuries and over 10,000 concerts. Recent video recordings of Zhu Jian’er's symphonies and Tan Dun’s multimedia concerto 'The Map' have added to their growing influence at home and abroad.


They also provided the music for the world-famous Chinese film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. In addition to its classical music programme, they also host a yearly Contemporale concert series,which has featured acts such as John Grant, Vieux Farka Touré, Destroyer, Damien Rice and Lambchop.


ADDRESS: 1380 Middle Fuxing Road

TEL: 021 400 821 0522