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Day Nine - Guangzhou Continued

June 06, 2012

6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby enjoys a complimentary breakfast at the Orchestra’s hotel, where both Asian and Western-style foods are offered. Photo by Chris Lee

 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner conducts a morning master class in the Guangzhou Opera House with students from the city’s Xinghai Conservatory of Music. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: (Seated, l to r) Orchestra Vice President for Global Initiatives and Government Relations Craig Hamilton, President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit hold a joint press conference with officials from the Guangzhou Opera House. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, alongside Guangzhou Opera House officials, poses with a letter of appointment inviting The Philadelphia Orchestra to serve as honorary artistic advisers of the Guangzhou Opera House. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore and Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit participate in a hand print and signing ceremony at the Guangzhou Opera House. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit holds a Q & A session with local media in the Guangzhou Opera House following the morning press conference. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa conducts a master class in the Guangzhou Opera House with students from the Xinghai Conservatory of Music. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: (L to r) Acting Associate Concertmaster Marc Rovetti, Concertmaster David Kim, and bass clarinetist Paul Demers do a sample tasting of Richard Hennessy cognacs at the Orchestra’s hotel. The musicians who performed at the two official Hennessy Sponsor Event Tastings previously in the tour were invited to this special treat. Richard Hennessy is the Presenting Sponsor of the May 31 and June 5 performances for the 2012 Residency and Tour of China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Four different years and blends of Hennessy cognac. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Richard Hennessy prepared a cognac tasting session for Orchestra members who performed at the May 30 and June 4 Richard Hennessy “Night of Perfect Harmony” Tasting Sponsor Events. Richard Hennessy is the Presenting Sponsor of the May 31 and June 5 performances for the 2012 Residency and Tour of China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: A giant Philadelphia Orchestra billboard stands in front of the Guangzhou Opera House advertising the evening’s concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Concertgoers arrive for the Orchestra’s evening concert at the impressive Guangzhou Opera House. Built between 2005 and 2010, the 70,000 square-meter (approximately 753,000 square feet) building was designed by renowned Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Concertgoers take their seats just before the concert begins in the Guangzhou Opera House’s seashell-esque interior. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit conducts the Orchestra in Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. The program also included Prokofiev’s “Classical” Symphony and Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Concertmaster David Kim and Maestro Dutoit receive flowers at the end of the concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and the Philadelphians performed two encores to reward the enthusiastic audience: Glinka’s Overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila and Sibelius’s Valse triste. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Maestro Dutoit and The Philadelphia Orchestra receive a standing ovation in the Guangzhou Opera House. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Ambassador Nicholas Platt videotapes Maestro Dutoit with a fan backstage after the concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: A Guangzhou Opera House official with Maestro Dutoit backstage; Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas Platt look on in the background. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit signs CDs and program books in the Guangzhou Opera House lobby after the concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Violist David Nicastro and Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz stop by an exotic seafood restaurant by the Pearl River following the concert. Photo by Chris Lee