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Day Four - First Rehearsal and Concert

June 01, 2012

5/31/12, Beijing, China: The Orchestra bus passes by Tiananmen Square en route to the first rehearsal at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/31/12, Beijing, China: Violinist Elina Kalendareva warms up prior to the rehearsal at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee
 
5/31/12, Beijing, China: Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen and Co-Principal Harp Margarita Csonka Montanaro chat prior to the morning rehearsal at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Violinist Herbert Light shares a laugh with Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit just before the start of rehearsal. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: One of the Residency’s Community Engagement Events was the Orchestra’s first rehearsal, which was open to musicians from the National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, students from the Central Conservatory of Music, invited guests, and media. Here the audience applauds after the Philadelphians rehearsed one of the works to be performed at that evening’s concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Maestro Dutoit leads the Orchestra during the morning rehearsal. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Backstage at the National Performing Arts Centre, Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney (right) shows off a recent find—Chinese ceremony bell replicas—that he plans to use for future projects. Looking on is Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Cellist Richard Harlow chats with a local fan during a break in the rehearsal. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Violinist Barbara Govatos chats with some former students during the rehearsal break. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz warms up in a courtyard at the Forbidden City before presenting a master class for musicians from the Beijing Symphony. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: With help of an interpreter, Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz leads a trumpet and trombone master class for Beijing Symphony musicians at the Forbidden City Concert Hall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Hornist Jeffry Kirschen leads a horn master class for musicians from the Beijing Symphony at the Forbidden City Concert Hall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams conducts a master class for Beijing Symphony woodwinds at the Forbidden City Concert Hall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Violinist Philip Kates performs for patients and employees of the Peking Union Medical College Hospital, marking the third day he has visited and performed at the hospital during the Residency and Tour. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: An employee from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital asked to play Phil Kates’s violin following his performance. Here, Phil wears the employee’s work coat and, along with other listeners, applauds the impromptu concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: An exterior shot of the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), commonly referred to as the “Egg.” The NCPA is the Orchestra’s partner in the 2012 Residency & Tour of China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Ticketholders to the Orchestra’s evening concert rush to their seats just before the performance begins. The program for the concert was Strauss’s Don Juan, Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: TV cameras stand ready to capture the Orchestra’s evening concert at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. The performance was broadcast live on television. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: A host introduces the Orchestra’s evening program for audiences tuning in to the concert, which was broadcast live. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and the Orchestra began their first concert of the Residency and Tour with the national anthems of China and, in this photo, the U.S. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Audience members take time during intermission to enjoy an archival exhibit at the National Centre for the Performing Arts on the Orchestra’s history of appearances in China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: Maestro Dutoit enters the stage for the second half of the concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 5/31/12, Beijing, China: After the concert, National Centre for the Performing Arts President Chen Ping (far left) shows Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore and Vice President for Global Initiatives and Government Relations Craig Hamilton (far right) coverage of the Orchestra’s Residency and Tour activities in a variety of local newspapers. Photo by Chris Lee