Today there was a sound check and a concert at the Shanghai International Tourism and Resorts Zone, home to Shanghai Disney. This was the second year in a row the Orchestra had performed there. Principal Librarian Robert Grossman passes out the music prior to the sound check. Photo by Jan Regan.
Concertmaster David Kim and Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu warm up before the sound check. Photo by Jan Regan.
Cellist Richard Harlow and Assistant Principal Cello Yumi Kendall chat before the sound check. Photo by Jan Regan.
Musicians and staff enjoy a brown bag dinner between the sound check and the concert. It was a beautiful summer evening, and the grounds provided a perfect space for impromptu picnics. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick conducts the world premiere of Jie Da’s Dreamland Overture to open the concert. The piece was commissioned by the Shanghai Media Group, the Orchestra’s Shanghai Partner on the tour. Photo by Jan Regan.
The backdrop of the outdoor stage featured screens that changed through the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
Principal Trumpet David Bilger during the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
In addition to the Dreamland Overture, the audience was treated to selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake and Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan.
The audience enjoys the performance. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick leaves the stage following the Beethoven. He returned to reward the audience with an encore: the Scherzo from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo by Jan Regan.