For as long as two weeks in every July, there will be outdoor concerts in parks all over the city. This will be an occasion where various cultural elements: movies, animations, folk music, country music, jazz, and even pop music... fusing with classical music. Coupled with multimedia presentations, the charm of music will be thoroughly unleashed, driving people to communicate with each other more by sharing the enjoyment of listening to music.<br>MISA has been regarded as a channel to make music more accessible and intimate to the audience. As a core brand in the education and promotion of classical arts in Shanghai, MISA exemplifies the rich and diversified aspects of music, and gathers more people to feel the pleasure of music. In 2014, together with co-directors Long Yu and Charles Dutoit, violinists Renaud Capuçon and Maxim Vengerov, trumpet player Alison Balsom, cellist Jian Wang and pianist Lise de la Salle, MISA will devote to classical music lovers the best concerts. Debuts on MISA by three world-class singers, the “SSO & the Divas” series featuring Jessye Norman, Ute Lemper and Laura Fygi, will indeed create a unique perspective. Yann Tiersen, Dame Evelyn Glennie, and Jens Lekman will be the fresh faces, while a concert by Ute Lemper and Laura Fygi awaits both the old and the new generations of nostalgia music cognoscenti. The Magic Flute and Hansel and Gretel performed by Marionettentheater Schloss Schönbrunn will be a “mega-pack” of delights for the children. Last but not least, there will be two multimedia concerts: Planet Earth in Concert (BBC) and Peter & the Wolf.

The Double Square
Shanghai Urban Music Lawn