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Day Six - Great Wall, Chamber Concerts

June 03, 2012

6/2/12, Beijing, China: Violinist Booker Rowe speaks with the media as he and other Orchestra musicians arrive at China’s Great Wall. Booker is one of seven musicians on the 2012 Residency and Tour (including retired violinist Herold Klein) who traveled to China on the inaugural 1973 tour and still remains in the Orchestra today. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/2/12, Beijing, China: Associate Principal Trumpet Jeffrey Curnow, ever the team player, helps off-load Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch’s instrument from the bus. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/2/12, Beijing, China: Local workers pose by a poster of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: People line up to catch a glimpse of an Orchestra ensemble’s performance at the Great Wall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/2/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Associate Principal Trumpet Jeffrey Curnow, hornist Denise Tryon, Principal Tuba Carol Jantsch, and Associate Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn perform near the Great Wall at Badaling. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore receives a gift from an official at the Great Wall at Badaling. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Ambassador Nicholas Platt speaks to a crowd at the Great Wall at Badaling. Ambassador Platt facilitated the Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour of China and has been instrumental in fostering the partnership between the Orchestra and the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Ambassador Nicholas Platt speaks with Contrabassoon Holly Blake and husband and Co-Principal Bassoon Mark Gigliotti. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/2/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra musicians and staff pose with Ambassador and Mrs. Nicholas Platt, as well as local staff, at the Great Wall at Badaling. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/2/12, Beijing, China: Violist Che-Hung Chen with his father on the Great Wall. Photo by Chris Lee
 
6/2/12, Beijing, China: Associate Principal Bass Michael Shahan (middle) and violinists Herbert Light (left) and Booker Rowe (right) reenact an historic photo taken during the Orchestra’s 1973 tour of China. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Ambassador Nicholas Platt speaks with the audience prior to an Orchestra chamber ensemble concert at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. The ensemble performed in celebration of a new exhibit, “WaterWorks,” by noted Chinese artist Ji Yunfei. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: (L to r) Violinists Paul Arnold and Hirono Oka, cellist Kathryn Picht Read, and violist Judy Geist perform at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: The entryway to the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, where an Orchestra chamber ensemble performed a “Music Meets Art” community engagement concert. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Concertmaster David Kim (far left), Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales (second from right), and Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni (far right) perform a chamber concert in the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Concert Hall with two NCPA Orchestra musicians. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: The audience applauds the combined Philadelphia and National Centre for the Performing Arts orchestras chamber ensemble after their performance of Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. Photo by Chris Lee 
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: An Orchestra chamber ensemble, led by Concertmaster David Kim, performs Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons as part of the evening performance at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Concertmaster David Kim leads an Orchestra chamber ensemble in a performance of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons during an evening concert at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Though the concert is over, the National Centre for the Performing Arts continues to radiate brilliantly into the night. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 6/2/12, Beijing, China: Hornist Shelley Showers enjoys a swim at the hotel pool after the evening chamber concert. Photo by Chris Lee