- Conducted by the SSO's Music Director Long Yu and including violinist Maxim Vengerov, the orchestra will play the United States, Brazil and Argentina
- For the UN concert on August 28, artists from all the major Allied powers of WW2 will be represented, performing music by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, John Williams and a new work by Zou Ye
"On Friday night, the music of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony was heard in Tehran, performed from the original music the New York Philharmonic has guarded since the work’s 1893 premiere. This orchestra, though, wasn’t American. It was the China Philharmonic."