Hidden from small

2017 Asia, June 7: Seoul

June 07, 2017

Musicians gather in the backstage area at Lotte Concert Hall prior to a morning rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick leads the rehearsal of repertoire for both Wednesday and Thursday’s concerts. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick and Concertmaster David Kim, who performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto on Thursday night, discuss something in the score during the rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan.

The rehearsal of the Mendelssohn Concerto. Photo by Jan Regan.

Executive Vice President of Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur speaks at an Invest in Pennsylvania seminar held at the World Trade Center in Seoul. The State of Pennsylvania is the tour’s Primary Partner, and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau and Team Pennsylvania are Tour Partners. Photo by Jan Regan.

(L to r): Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales, violinist Philip Kates, Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni, and violist Renard Edwards perform at the seminar. Photo by Jan Regan.

Lotte Concert Hall opened last August and is located on the eighth floor of a shopping mall, above an aquarium. There are many screens in the mall directing people to the concert hall. Photo by Jan Regan.

The lobby featured a large poster of Yannick conducting, which served as a great spot for taking souvenir photos. Photo by Jan Regan.

Violinists Yayoi Numazawa (left) and Hirono Oka chat backstage before the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.

The concert was Beethoven’s Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus, Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and Brahms’s Fourth Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick leads the Orchestra in Petrushka. Photo by Jan Regan.

Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi and members of the French horn and woodwind sections. Photo by Jan Regan.

The front stands of the first and second violins. Photo by Jan Regan.

Following the concert Yannick toasted the musicians, staff, and donors on the patron tour, and ended the night with his traditional group selfie. Photo by Jan Regan.