Hidden from small

Hidden from small

2017 Tour of Asia


May 28, 2017

2017 Asia, May 28: Beijing

Some members of the tour party traveled to Beijing to be ready for a rehearsal and concert with the Starry Sky Orchestra on Monday, while others stayed in Shanghai. Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore and Executive Vice President for Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur were among those who went on to Beijing, for a tour of the Soong Ching Ling Residence, a meeting with officials from the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation and the Kawai Musical Instrument Manufacturing Company, and a dinner.  

May 27, 2017

2017 Asia, May 27: Shanghai

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.

May 26, 2017

2017 Asia, May 26: Shanghai

Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore was the keynote speaker at the morning session of an orchestra management seminar held at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 25, 2017

2017 Asia, May 25: Shanghai

The Orchestra’s cargo shipment arrives at the Shanghai Oriental Art Centre. Photo by Jan Regan.

It was a free day in Shanghai for most musicians. Bass trombonist Blair Bollinger and cellist Alex Veltman discuss plans to explore their favorite coffee shops. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 24, 2017

2017 Asia, May 23-24: Newark-Shanghai

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra embarked on their 2017 Tour of Asia yesterday. The almost 15-hour flight from Newark International Airport to Shanghai Pudong International Airport was thankfully uneventful and the musicians arrived at their hotel by mid-afternoon, weary but excited.