The Asia Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Maestro Myung-Whun Chung with musicians of Asian descent to affirm that the diversity of culture and ethnic background can produce not only beautiful music but also deeper harmony and mutual understanding than through any other media. Asia Philharmonic Orchestra is not a permanent establishment but rather one that is centered more on concerts as a festival orchestra. Making a successful debut in , the orchestra immediately proved to belong to the rank of the best orchestra in Asia. The purpose of the concert was to support Asian countries having an economic crisis while emphasizing the unity and harmony behind the foundation of Asia Philharmonic. Myung-Whun Chung began his musical career as a pianist and won the second prize at the Tchaikovsky piano competition in Moscow in He has conducted virtually all the prominent European and American orchestras and made his debut at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in with Simon Boccanegra.
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In its early days, the orchestra secured profitable recording contracts and important engagements including the Glyndebourne Festival Opera and the concerts of the Royal Philharmonic Society. After Beecham's death in the orchestra's fortunes declined steeply; it battled for survival until the mids, when its future was secured after an Arts Council report recommended that it should receive public subsidy; a further crisis arose in the same era when it seemed that the orchestra's right to call itself "Royal" could be withdrawn. In , the orchestra acquired its first permanent London base, at the new Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. From its earliest days, the orchestra has been active in the recording studios, making film soundtracks and numerous gramophone recordings; many of the LP recordings conducted by Beecham and others have been reissued on compact disc. In the conductor Sir Thomas Beecham had founded the London Philharmonic Orchestra LPO , which, with the backing of rich supporters, he ran until , when finances dried up in wartime. Beecham left to conduct in Australia and then the US; the orchestra continued without him after reorganising itself as a self-governing body. On Beecham's return to England in September the LPO welcomed him back, and in October they gave a concert together that drew superlatives from the critics.
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This youth orchestra consists of approximately 90 young musicians between the ages of 10 and 22 years, founded in Tokyo in by the late composer Setsuo Tsukahara, who advocated his hope of contributing to the growth of the next generation through the orchestra. Known for his valuable efforts over many years to promote classical music, the late Naozumi Yamamoto conducted performances with the orchestra. It has performed in Japan and throughout the world, including America, Europe and China, and, over the years, has become a truly advanced group of musicians, receiving high critical acclaim. Many professional musicians serve as mentors for the orchestra in support of its activities. As a means to support the JPO, Sumitomo Corporation also holds the Sumitomo Corporation Young Symphony Concert several times a year, thereby giving more performance opportunities to members of the orchestra.
The Manila Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the Philippines versatile orchestras, both in its breadth of repertoire styles and its flexibility of size as a full symphony or chamber orchestra. Founded in , MPO has distinguished itself as one of the leading orchestras inthe country through over a decade of well-applauded live performances, records, tours and innovative programs of bringing the orchestra closer to the communities. The strong backbone of MPO is its solid passion for music. Backed by the finest talents, the group has admirably proven the principle that music is a gift for all and not just for the chosen few.