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Day Seven - Tianjin

June 04, 2012

6/3/12, Beijing, China: National Centre for the Performing Arts President Chen Ping (far left) chats with Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore (far right), and Ambassador Nicholas Platt (second from right). The two organizations met to sign an agreement extending their 2012 pilot partnership into future residency programs. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/3/12, Beijing, China: National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) President Chen Ping and Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore sign the agreement extending the Orchestra’s 2012 pilot partnership with the NCPA into future residency programs. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/3/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore receives a teapot gift set (etched with the National Centre for the Performing Arts design) from NCPA President Chen Ping. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Orchestra bassist David Fay and his wife, Pamela (who is a substitute violist with the Orchestra), see the sights of Tianjin as their train arrives at the station from Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Violinist Barbara Gavatos and her son, Minh, are all smiles as they walk through the Tianjin train station. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: The Orchestra’s bus arrives at the Tianjin Grand Theatre. Tianjin and Philadelphia are sister cities; the Philadelphians’ June 3 evening concert marked the first time a foreign ensemble performed in this new concert hall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Terry Cooke, founding director of the China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia, hosts a pre-concert reception for Orchestra musicians and staff. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore was invited to meet with Tianjin Mayor Huang Xingguo, along with Ambassador Nicholas Platt (third from left), Drexel University President John Fry (second from left), and China Partnership of Greater Philadelphia Founding Director Terry Cooke (far left) in the VIP lounge of Tianjin’s Grand Theatre. Drexel University is the Education Partner for the Orchestra’s 2012 Residency and Tour of China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: The Mulan Children’s Choir serenades concertgoers as they enter Tianjin’s Grand Theatre for the Orchestra’s concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/3/12, Tianjin, China: A fountain show at the Tianjin Grand Theatre. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/3/12, Tianjin, China: A shot of the Tianjin Grand Theatre’s impressive façade. The Orchestra was the first foreign ensemble to perform in this new concert hall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Concertmaster David Kim chats backstage with Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit just prior to the start of the concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: The Orchestra in Tianjin Grand Theatre just before the concert begins. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Principal Percussion Chris Deviney strikes chimes during the Orchestra’s performance of Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit leads The Philadelphia Orchestra in Hindemith’s Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes by Carl Maria von Weber at Tianjin Grand Theatre. The evening’s program also included Strauss’s Don Juan and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Maestro Dutoit meets Tianjin Mayor Huang Xingguo during intermission. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit and The Philadelphia Orchestra acknowledge the audience’s applause at the end of the concert at Tianjin’s Grand Theatre. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: A lucky audience member receives flowers from Concertmaster David Kim at the end of the concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Orchestra musicians arrive at the Tianjin train station for the 30-minute trip back to Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang boards the train from Tianjin to Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/3/12, Tianjin, China: The last high-speed train of the night, with Orchestra on board, about to leave for Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee