Known as “the best in the Far East,” the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra was the first orchestra of its kind in Asia and is credited with the development of Chinese symphonic music. Formed in 1879, this ensemble introduces Chinese orchestral works to audiences around the world, while bringing the finest classical music of the Western World to the Chinese people. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Long Yu, the orchestra embraced a new era of its history with the recording of music for the Grammy Award-winning film "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon." Seventeen-year old piano phenom, Peng Peng, joins the orchestra to perform the daunting Piano Concerto No. 2 by Rachmaninoff. The program also includes "China Air Suite" by Bao Yuankai and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture.