Hidden from small

2019 Asia, November 2-3: Taipei—Osaka—Kyoto—Osaka

November 03, 2019

Guido Frackers, president of TravTours, the Orchestra’s tour management, leads the way through the Taipei Taoyuan International Airport. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Lauren Moore, Orchestra touring and logistics manager, checks in at a Hello Kitty kiosk. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Violinist Yayoi Numazawa spends time at the duty free shop. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa ponders a wine purchase. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Cellist Robert Cafaro on the 2.5-hour flight to Osaka. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Orchestra Executive Director Ryan Fleur shows the musicians the way to the buses upon arrival in Osaka. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The Orchestra and tour staff gather for a meeting before heading out to grab some dinner. Photos by Todd Rosenberg

A number of musicians ventured out to the famous sushi restaurant Harukoma. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The musicians were celebrities at Harukoma, and were asked to sign this for the restaurant’s wall.

Kōrin-in Temple in Kyoto. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Zen Garden at Kōrin-in Temple. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The “7-5-3” Festival (Shichi-Go-San) at the Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto. The Festival is a traditional rite of passage and festival day in Japan for three- and seven-year-old girls and five-year-old (and less commonly three-year-old) boys, held annually to celebrate the growth and well-being of young children. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The Orchestra Patron Tour unexpectedly encountered double bass player David Fay at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto. David is speaking with Orchestra Board member Neal Krouse (back to camera) and Drew Camarda, son of Orchestra Board member Elaine Camarda. 

Pianist Haochen Zhang chats with Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi prior to the concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Haochen signs autographs outside Kyoto Concert Hall. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The Kyoto Concert Hall. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Violist Renard Edwards warms up prior to the afternoon concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Haochen, Yannick, and the Orchestra perform Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The concert was part of the Autumn Kyoto Music Festival. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Associate Principal Trumpet Jeffrey Curnow gets a solo bow after the Rachmaninoff. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick sits on the podium to listen to Haochen’s encore, Brahms’s Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

One of the library’s trunks. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick walks out onto the stage for the second half. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The Orchestra performed Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 (“From the New World”). Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick and the Orchestra turn to acknowledge the applause from the audience seated behind them. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick is full of energy following the concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick poses with the Orchestra’s Patron Tour backstage. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Yannick and his partner, Pierre Tourville, pose with Orchestra Board Chairman Richard B. Worley and his wife, Leslie Anne Miller. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The cargo is loaded onto the trucks for the drive to Tokyo. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Once the Orchestra returned to Osaka, a group of musicians went out for ramen at a restaurant where you use a vending machine to select your choice. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Osaka. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

Several musicians took a ride on the HEP Five Ferris Wheel in Osaka. Photo by Todd Rosenberg