Tour staff met over lunch to review logistics for upcoming travels to Ulaanbaatar and Seoul. Photo by Jan Regan.
With part of the day free to relax, some musicians explored Beijing, including the Temple of Heaven, a peaceful park in the heart of an often chaotic city. Photo by Jan Regan.
The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA) in Beijing, commonly and affectionately called “The Egg,” where the Orchestra performs two concerts on the tour. The NCPA is one of the Orchestra’s long-standing partners in two-way cultural exchange. The two entities last year signed a new five-year agreement for touring, residency, and community engagement throughout the People’s Republic of China. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick arrives at the National Centre for the Performing Arts for the concert with NCPA President Chen Ping (right, front), Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore (behind Chen Ping), and Yannick’s partner, Pierre Tourville (far right). Photo by Jan Regan.
Principal Horn Jennifer Montone warms up backstage before the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick leads the Orchestra in Stravinsky’s Petrushka. Photo by Jan Regan.
The program also included the Overture to Beethoven’s Creatures of Prometheus and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. Photo by Jan Regan.
Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick leaves the stage, bouquet in hand, following the conclusion of the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
After the concert Yannick signed autographs for a long line of fans.