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Shanghai Concert Hall was originally named Nanjing Theater when it established on March 26th, 1930. It was a grand building with a classical western architectural style, which was the first one in Shanghai being designed by a Chinese architect. It has ancient Romanesque pillars and marble stairs in the north hall, huge dome inside the theater as well as parapets with delicate carvings. During the early years of the theater, movies, acrobatics, circuses, dramas and Chinese local operas were mainly shown here. The theater was the first one in Shanghai screening foreign movies.

In 1950, it was renamed Beijing Cinema. In 1959, the present name of Shanghai Concert Hall was adopted. Since then, it has been one of the most popular centers for music activities in the city. The hall was rebuilt in 2002 and reopened in 2003. The new hall aims at showing the public quality classical music, including symphony, chamber music, solo, ensemble, jazz, vocal concert and traditional Chinese music.

With advanced acoustics equipment and elegant surroundings, Shanghai Concert Hall has been favored by many artists and bands in recent years. So far a great number of world famous musicians and orchestras have performed here, including the Chamber Music Ensemble of US Philadelphia Orchestra, Julia String Quartet, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Italy International Orchestra, Hong Kong Symphony Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Tel Aviv violinist Pinchas Zukerman, Isaac Stern, Italian violinist Salvatore Accardo, Polish female pianist La Rocha as well as Chinese pianists Fou Ts'ong and Yin Chengzong.

 Address: No. 523, East Yan'an Road, Huangpu District
Transportation: Take bus nos. 17, 18, 23, 71, 126, 127, 518, 925, 936, Tunnel Line 4, or subway lines 1, 2 or 8.
Official Website: http://www.shanghaiconcerthall.org/index.asp?
Ticket Booking Line: 021-63862836

2014 Performance Schedule:

Performance Date Ticket (CNY)
Children's concert “Where does music go” June 1st, 19:15 (Sun.) 380, 280, 180, 120, 80
Piano Recital Concert by Joerg Demus  June 7th, 19:30 (Sat.) 480, 380, 280, 180, 80
Jazz Concert by DEBORAH J. CARTER Vocal & Trio  June 8th, 19:30 (Sun.) 480, 380, 280, 180, 120, 80
Concert by Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra June 14th, 19:30 (Sat.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 50
Jazz Concert by MICHEL REIS&MARC MANGEN Piano Duo    June 15th, 19:30 (Sun.) 480, 380, 280, 180, 120, 80

The Fading & The Forgotten: Two Masterpieces 
June 21st, 19:30 (Sat.) 500, 300, 180, 100, 60
Jazz Concert by FRANZ VON CHOSSY Quintet  June 22nd, 19:30 (Sun.) 480, 380, 280, 180, 120, 80
Concert by Shanghai Chinese Orchestra  June 27th, 19:30 (Fri.) 380, 280, 180, 80, 50
Jazz Concert by THE VOICE MESSENGERS VOCAL  June 29th, 19:30 (Sun.) 480, 380, 280, 180, 120, 80
lala la do si la mi - Concert of Paganini Variation June 30th, 19:30 (Mon.) 580, 200, 120, 80, 50
Classical Movie Music Concert  July 1st, 19:30 (Tues.) 380, 280, 180, 100
The Charming Classics - Christiana Lin Piano Recital  July 4th, 19:30 (Fri.) 100, 80
Animation & Games Multimedia Concert     July 19th, 19:30 (Sat.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 120, 80
The Weekly Radio Concert  July 20th, 10:30 (Sun.) 50, 40, 30
Rivalry of Jazz & Piano - Borderless Joyful Highly Virtuosic  July 25th, 19:30 (Fri.) 380, 280, 200, 120, 80
Concert by Shanghai Chinese Orchestra  July 26th, 19:30 (Sat.) 380, 280, 180, 80, 50
Castle in the Sky - Animation Symphony Concert  July 31st, 19:30 (Thur.) 380, 280, 180, 80
Eternal Love - Concert for the Chinese Valentine's Day by Shanghai Chinese Orchestra  Aug. 2nd, 19:30 (Sat.) 380, 280, 180, 80, 50
 
Classical Movie Music Concert - the Legend of 1900
Aug. 3rd, 19:30 (Sun.) 360, 260, 160, 80
Once Upon A Time in the Cinema - Ennio Morricone Tribute Concert  Aug. 23rd, 19:30 (Sat.) 380, 280, 180, 80
Han wen JIN Piano Recital  Sep. 13th, 19:30 (Sat.) 380, 280, 180, 80
Minzhe Vocal Recital    Sep. 18th, 19:30 (Thur.) 680, 580, 380, 280, 180, 100, 80
Concert by Salvatore Accardo  Sep. 27th, 19:30 (Sat.) 580, 380, 280, 180, 80