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2019 Asia, November 1: Taipei

November 01, 2019

Violinist Hirono Oka and Assistant Concertmaster Marc Rovetti on the bus to the morning rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The National Concert Hall, though modern in function and purpose, recalls traditional elements of Chinese palace architecture. It was opened in 1987. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Violist Marvin Moon gets ready backstage for the rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and violinist Lisa Batiashvili, who will play the Tchaikovsky Concerto, go over a few notes in the score before the start of the rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Principal Bass Harold Robinson, Acting Associate Principal Bass Joseph Conyers, and Nathaniel West in rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Lisa Batiashvili performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto twice on the tour, once in Taipei and once in Tokyo. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen gets ready for the second half of the rehearsal: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick and Principal Horn Jennifer Montone discuss seating arrangements before the rehearsal starts. Mahler’s Fifth Symphony has a major solo horn part. Photos by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Tuba and trombones rehearsing Mahler’s Fifth. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick, First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, and Concertmaster David Kim have a brief discussion at the end of the rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick and President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky arrive at the National Concert Hall for the concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Lisa Batiashvili, Yannick, and the Orchestra brought the house down with their performance of Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Good friends Lisa and Yannick pose backstage after their performance. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick shows off his shirt before heading back on stage for the second half. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

It was a packed audience at the National Concert Hall. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick asks part of the brass section to stand and acknowledge the audience’s applause at the end of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick and Lisa sign autographs after the concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg