5/19/14, Philadelphia: Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales, Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales, and their daughter, Victoria, wait outside the Kimmel Center to catch the Orchestra’s bus, which will take them to Newark International Airport for the flight to Beijing. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/19/14, Philadelphia: Principal Librarian Robert Grossman arrives at the Kimmel Center, eager to start the 2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: Violinists Yumi Ninomiya Scott and Paul Arnold share a close moment together on the subway during their free day in Beijing. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: Many musicians decided to do some sightseeing on their free day. Here cellist Alex Veltman and violinist Dmitri Levin take a stroll. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: Associate Principal Flute David Cramer decided to do some practicing in his hotel room. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: And still others decided to do some shopping. Stagehand James Barnes and Principal Librarian Robert Grossman walk through the Silk Market. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: One of the highlights of the 2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency will be performances of Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, Symphony for Microfilms, Harp, and Orchestra. The work was written for Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen, co-commissioned by The Philadelphia Orchestra, and given its U.S. premiere under Yannick’s baton last fall. (There will be more information about Nu Shu in tomorrow’s blog post.) Tan Dun and Elizabeth presented a lecture on the work at the Institute of Musicology of the Central Conservatory of Music.
5/21/14, Beijing: Tonight there was a joint tribute concert honoring the 35th anniversary of U.S.-China diplomatic relations, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) Orchestra. Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang and Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa warm up before the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim performed Mozart’s Violin Sonata No. 21 with Orchestra violinist (and keyboard player) Davyd Booth to open the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: Also on the program was Mozart’s Flute Quartet No. 3 with NCPA flute player Yeh I-Jeng, joined by Philadelphia Orchestra violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales, cellist Richard Harlow, and violist Judy Geist. Photo by Jan Regan.
5/21/14, Beijing: Members of both orchestras came together to perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 (“Haffner”), conducted by Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, to close the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.