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Joshua Brown

50th Anniversary China Residency, November 13: Beijing

Posted by:  The Philadelphia Orchestra on November 15, 2023


Nov. 13, Beijing: Principal Librarian Nicole Jordan works on some bowings before the start of the rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales during the morning rehearsal for the competition finals concert that evening. The orchestra consisted of musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra with the Orchestra Academia China. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Violinist Davyd Booth, who was on the Orchestra’s 1973 Tour of China, was interviewed about his experiences in the country over the past 50 years by China Global Television Network, an English-language news channel. Davyd is reunited at the interview with Yang Shi, a violinist from the Central Philharmonic Society of China. That orchestra was led in a rehearsal by then-Music Director Eugene Ormandy during the 1973 tour. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Executive Director Ryan Fleur speaks at the Beijing Forum for Symphonic Music 2023, held at the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA). Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Philadelphia Orchestra Assistant Conductor Tristan Rais-Sherman gets ready for the concert in his dressing room. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: The Global Education Music League Violin Competition Finals Concert was held at the NCPA. Chaowen Luo plays the Tchaikovsky Concerto. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Elli Choi performs the Sibelius Concerto. The Competition was founded in 2019 as the China International Music Competition but this is only the second time it has been held, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Elli chats backstage with violist Marvin Moon and violinist Mei Ching Huang after her performance. She knows many Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, having participated since age six in the Philadelphia International Music Festival, directed by Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Joshua Brown plays the Brahms Concerto. The 2019 Finals Concert was performed by the full Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin while they were on their 2019 Tour of China. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Joshua shakes the hand of Wang Liguang, chairman of the Global Music Education League and president of the China Conservatory of Music, upon being named winner of the Competition. As such, he receives $100,000, international management, and tour dates. Elli won the Silver Medal, receiving $65,000, and Chaowen won the Jade Medal and $30,000. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 13, Beijing: Following the concert, the winners, members of the jury and organizing committee, and musicians and staff of the Orchestra enjoyed a hot-pot meal together. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

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