Recognised today as one of the finest orchestras on the international stage, the London Philharmonic Orchestra balances a long and distinguished history with a reputation as one of the UK’s most forward-looking ensembles. As well as its performances in the concert hall, the Orchestra also records film and video game soundtracks, releases CDs on its own record label, and reaches thousands of people every year through activities for families, schools and community groups.

The Orchestra is based at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London, where it has performed since the Hall’s opening in 1951 and been Resident Orchestra since 1992. It gives around 40 concerts there each season with many of the world’s top conductors and soloists. Throughout 2013 the Orchestra collaborated with Southbank Centre on the year-long The Rest Is Noise festival, charting the influential works of the 20th century. 2014/15 highlights include a season-long festival, Rachmaninoff: Inside Out, exploring the composer’s major orchestral masterpieces; premieres of works by Harrison Birtwistle, Julian Anderson, Colin Matthews, James Horner and the Orchestra’s new Composer in Residence, Magnus Lindberg; and appearances by today’s most sought-after artists including Maria João Pires, Christoph Eschenbach, Osmo Vänskä, Lars Vogt, Barbara Hannigan, Vasily Petrenko, Marin Alsop, Katia and Marielle Labèque and Robin Ticciati.

London Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Concert (I)
Time: 20.00, Saturday 3 January 2015
Venue: Shanghai Symphony Hall - Concert Hall

Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Behzod Abduraimov

P.I. Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op.49                                                                         16’
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21                                              32’
P.I. Tchaikovsky:
“Farewell of the Guests” and Waltz, from Swan Lake Op.20                                          7’
Waltz from Swan Lake Op.20                                                                                         7’
Waltz from Eugene Onegin                                                                                            7’
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty                                                                                           5’
Valse: Allegro Moderato (3rd movement) from Symphony No.5                                   7’
Allegro con grazia (2nd movement) from Symphony No.6                                            9’
“Waltz of the Flowers” from the Nutcracker                                                                   7’
London Philharmonic Orchestra New Year’s Concert (II)
Time: 20.00, Sunday 4 January 2015
Venue: Shanghai Symphony Hall - Concert Hall

Conductor: Vassily Sinaisky
Piano: Behzod Abduraimov
Mikhail Glinka: Overture to Russlan & Ludmilla                                                               5’
Camille Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op.22                                     24’
P.I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 4 in f minor, Op.36                                                     42’