In a capstone to our Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration, we present his quirky, complex, irreverent, and very humorous operetta Candide, with orchestral staging.
Musicians performed in numerous concerts today around Ulaanbaatar. A young audience member came early to an International Children’s Week Concert at the Children’s Palace, baton in hand. Photo by Jan Regan.
A children’s chorus opened the concert with a rendition of “This Land Is Your Land.” Photo by Jan Regan.
(L to r): Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales, violinist Mei Ching Huang, Assistant Principal Cello Yumi Kendall, and violist Meng Wang perform at the International Children’s Week Concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
(L to r): Principal Trumpet David Bilger, trumpet player Anthony Prisk, Principal Horn Jennifer Montone, Co-Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn, and bass trombonist Blair Bollinger perform a pop-up concert at Beatles Square. Photo by Jan Regan.
Executive Vice President for Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur presents a gift to Governor of the Capital City and Mayor of Ulaanbaatar Batbold Sundui.
Fleur meets with Banzaarai Nergui, deputy head, office of the President of Mongolia.
Several musicians performed in a “Friendship Melodies--Celebrating 30 Years of Partnership” concert at Philharmonic Hall. Backstage before the concert are percussionist Angela Zator Nelson, Co-Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn, and Principal Trumpet David Bilger. Photo by Jan Regan.
Several surprises were added to the program, including this group of young dancers. Photo by Jan Regan.
Orchestra Personnel Manager Marilyn Rife, who is also a percussionist, joins the percussion ensemble for the first piece. Photo by Jan Regan.
Members of The Philadelphia Orchestra were joined by members of the Mongolian State Philharmonic. Photo by Jan Regan.
One of the Philadelphia ensembles performing was Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales, English hornist Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia, and violinist Philip Kates. Photo by Jan Regan.
A percussion ensemble, consisting of Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney, Angela Zator Nelson, Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi, and Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando, perform. Photo by Jan Regan.
Bilger, Prisk, Montone, Vaughn, and Bollinger make up the third Philadelphia ensemble to perform. Photo by Jan Regan.
A group shot of several of the performers after the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt (second from left) joins French horn player Jeffry Kirschen and bassoonist Angela Anderson Smith (right) and other supporters at a post-concert reception. Photo by Jan Regan.
Another surprise: A traditional Mongolian performance highlights the reception. Photo by Jan Regan.