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The Philadelphia Orchestra Deepens People-to-People Exchange in China with Residency Activities in Shanghai and Beijing Following 2019 Tour of Asia

October 15, 2019

Activities to include side-by-side chamber concerts, coaching sessions,

master classes, and more with partners ShanghaiTech University,

the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the China Conservatory of Music

 

(Philadelphia, October 15, 2019)—Following The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019 Tour of Asia, October 31 to November 10, 2019, a string quartet will travel to China for residency activities that further the Orchestra’s commitment to people-to-people exchange through music. In Shanghai from November 11 through 13, Orchestra musicians will join members of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in collaborative activities at ShanghaiTech University, as part of a new three-year strategic partnership designed to provide world-class musical performances on campus and to engage students in musical activities that inspire innovation and creativity. In Beijing from November 14 through 16, the musicians will engage in activities at the China Conservatory of Music.

 

Participating in the residency will be violinist Mei Ching Huang, Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby, violist Meng Wang, and Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni.

 

Residency activities include:

 

Monday, November 11 at 7:00 PM: Documentary screening at ShanghaiTech

ShanghaiTech University will host a screening of a documentary from the January 29, 2019, Chinese New Year concert in Philadelphia featuring The Philadelphia Orchestra and members of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Tuesday, November 12 at 10:30 AM: Open rehearsal at ShanghaiTech

Students, faculty, and staff of ShanghaiTech will attend the quartet’s rehearsal with members of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Tuesday, November 12 at 2:00 PM: Open rehearsal at ShanghaiTech

Students, faculty, and staff of ShanghaiTech will attend the quartet’s rehearsal with members of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Tuesday, November 12 at 7:00 PM: Student performance and coaching sessions at ShanghaiTech

The ShanghaiTech Student Orchestra will perform and receive coaching and feedback from Philadelphia Orchestra musicians to enhance their musical cultivation and arts education. 

 

Wednesday, November 13 at 11:30 AM: Panel discussion at ShanghaiTech

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians will join a panel discussion about their career development and inspirations, open to students of ShanghaiTech University. 

 

Wednesday, November 13 at 2:30 PM: Open rehearsal at ShanghaiTech

Students, faculty, and staff of ShanghaiTech will attend the quartet’s rehearsal with members of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 PM: Side-by-side chamber concert at ShanghaiTech

Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform side-by-side with musicians of the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in a special chamber concert.

 

Thursday, November 14 at 7:00 PM: Open rehearsal at China Conservatory of Music

Students, faculty, and staff of the China Conservatory of Music will attend the quartet’s rehearsal with members of the Orchestra Academia China (中国乐派交响乐团).

 

Friday, November 15 at 10:30 AM: Master classes at China Conservatory of Music

Philadelphia Orchestra musicians and administrators will give master classes to students of the China Conservatory of Music.

 

Friday, November 15 at 2:00 PM: Open rehearsal at China Conservatory of Music

Students, faculty, and staff of the China Conservatory of Music will attend the quartet’s rehearsal with members of the Orchestra Academia China.

 

Saturday, November 16 at 10:30 AM: Open rehearsal at China Conservatory of Music

Students, faculty, and staff of the China Conservatory of Music will attend the quartet’s rehearsal with members of the Orchestra Academia China.

 

Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 PM: Concert at China Conservatory of Music

Musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform side-by-side with musicians of the Orchestra Academia China in a special chamber concert.  

 

*Please note: All events are subject to change.

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CONTACTS: 

Ashley Berke                                                            

215.893.1939                                                         

aberke@philorch.org

 

Natalie Lewis

215.893.3136

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Ashley Stahmer

215.893.3142

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