MISA: Your Summer 2018 Soundtrack

Nothing compares to the warm summer days that never seem to end, when the sun waves her hand over the city after a sleepy winter and pleasant, yet brief fling with spring. Let's face it though, everyone's summer has a soundtrack; the kind that no matter when and where it comes on, it’ll take you right back to that special time you heard it. Whether it's a painful reminder of your seasonal romance, a road trip jam, or a song by Pitbull that you could never seem to avoid, your summer had a soundtrack. This much is true.

Music in the Summer Air (MISA) is back this July for the 9th time with full intentions of ensuring that your summer has a superb selection of classical music along with a variety of genres performed by world-class musicians. Running from July 1st until the 11th, MISA is the perfect summer festival for lovers of everything from The Velvet Underground to Prokofiev. MISA was created in 2010 for the purpose of sharing elements of both eastern and western cultures through incredible music, all under a peaceful summer night's sky. The festival strives to encourage young musicians to pursue their dreams and above all to bring people together. For a festival of such length, MISA's acts are slated to be consistently impressive every evening. Without further ado, here’s what you can expect this July.Tickets, however are going incredibly fast!

The festival kicks off with one of the big five: The New York Philharmonic. You'll have several chances to see one of the United States&rsquooldest and world's most significant musical institutions. First, lead by renowned conductor,Jaap van Zweden along with violinist Renaud Capuçon and Alisa Weilerstein on cello, performing the works a large range from masters such as, Tchaikovsky, Wagenaar, Beethoven, Prokofiev and many others.

New York Philharmonic and Jaap van Zweden
July 2
Shanghai Symphony Hall Concert Hall
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Beethoven’s and Prokofiev’s Fifths
July 3
Shanghai Symphony Hall Concert Hall
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The Grammy award-winning Bramwell Tovey, of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, will be gracing the audience of MISA as a guest conductor for the New York Philharmonic. They’ll be performing a range of works from Bernstein and a taste of Gershwin.

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Shanghai Symphony Hall Concert Hall
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There will also be a special joint production by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Animation Film Studio Co. Ltd. Conducted by Zhang Jiemin, orchestrated by Shen Yiwen, they ll be enchanting us all with Secrets of the Heavenly Book 90

Secrets of the Heavenly Book
July 7
Shanghai Symphony Hall Concert Hall
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Lou Nanli, graduate of the China Academy of Art, better known by his stage name B6 will be bringing his unique electronic sound to the stage and with it some excellent guitar, strings and conceptual art by Dogma Lab.

Blossoms: The Many Colours of B6’s Music
July 11
Shanghai Symphony Hall – Concert Hall
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The European Youth Orchestra will be showcasing their unmistakably mature musical talent. They’ve been described by Jean-Claude Juncker as “the best possible ambassador for the European Union. The Shanghai Orchestra Academy will also join them for what will be an amazing display of youthful talent. You can anticipate a nice mixture of Pärt, Handel, Zhou Long, and more.

SOA and the European Union Youth Orchestra
July 12
Shanghai Symphony Hall Chamber Hall
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To finish off this year’s Music in the Summer Air, the French-Canadian piano duo, Louis Lortie and Hélène Mercier will be sharing the spot light with conductor Long Yu. Be prepared to enjoy some Poulenc and Mahler as MISA festival comes to an end.

MISA 9th Closing Concert
July 16
Shanghai Symphony Hall Concert Hall
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Would hate to sound like a broken record, but tickets to this year's Music in the Summer Air simply will not last. Do the smart thing and secure your spot at one's Shanghai's best music festivals this summer.
MISA: Your Summer 2018 Soundtrack
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