A touring party of 63 people, including musicians and staff, will make the trip to China.
Sir Andrew will work side by side with musicians from both orchestras to exchange ideas to bring audiences a variety of music from both countries.
On 8 April the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra will perform works by Ravel, Beethoven and Saint-Saens, the latter featuring Australian cellist Li-Wei Qin, conducted by Sir Andrew Davis.
In a unique event on 9 April, Melbourne and Shanghai Symphony Orchestras will share the stage performing a popular program including Berlioz’Roman Carnival, Holst’sThe Planets and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin and Cello featuring Concertmaster Eoin Andersen, Li-Wei Qin and Ning-Wu Du on piano.
The orchestra is cementing its credentials in Asia, with its China tour building on the agreement signed in November 2015 between the Yogyakarta Special Region and the Australia-Indonesia Centre.