The Bern Symphony Orchestra(BSO) will present a concert for local music lovers at Shanghai Oriental Art Center on May 12.
Established in 1877, the BSO has a 140-year-old tradition as the orchestra of the Swiss capital in 2017. As early as 1935, top guest conductors were regularly invited to direct the orchestra, including Bruno Walter, Wilhelm Furtwangler, Karl Bohm, Herbert von Karajan and Sir John Barbirolli.
In addition to the great conductors there were the distinguished soloists who have helped to carry the BSO’s excellent reputation far beyond Switzerland’s borders. These artists include famous names such as Joshua Bell, Martha Argerich, Elisabeth Leonskaja and Mischa Maisky, as well as rising young stars of the world of classical music such as Janine Jansen,Fazil Say and David Fray.