From March 16-18, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills presented the World Premiere of a new musical, Shanghai Sonatas, by the distinguished composer and pedagogue Sean (Xiang) Gao with our amazing Maestra Green guest-conducting the ensemble for the evening performances.
This work shares the legacy of the Jewish classical musicians who found safety in Shanghai during the Holocaust. The extraordinary music that emerged from these refugees and their Chinese musical students flourished into a tradition of classical music in China that continues today.
Photography by: THE WALLIS ANNENBERG CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
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Article by Eric A. Gordon of People’s World
March 28, 2023
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Article by Brian Fishbach of Jewish Journal
March 18, 2023
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Article by Clara Harter of Beverly Hills Courier
March 9, 2023