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Days One & Two - Travel

May 30, 2012

Chicago, IL, 5/28/12: Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby finds a quiet corner in the Chicago O’Hare International Airport to catch up on some reading while awaiting the flight to Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee

 

Chicago, IL, 5/28/12: Trumpeter Robert Earley pays a visit to a currency exchange station at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Photo by Chris Lee

 
Chicago, IL, 5/28/12: (L to r) Violinist Elina Kalendareva, cellist Kathryn Picht Read, and double bassist Robert Kesselman have extra time to catch up at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport as the result of a five-hour delay. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
Chicago, IL, 5/28/12: Cellist Derek Barnes takes the moving walkway from one concourse to another at Chicago’s O'Hare International Airport. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
5/28/12: Principal Librarian Robert Grossman does some stretches to stay limber on the 13-and-a-half hour flight from Chicago to Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
Beijing, China, 5/29/12: The sun sets over Beijing as the Orchestra’s plane makes its final descent into Beijing Capital International Airport. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
Beijing, China, 5/29/12: Cellist Richard Harlow (right) happily rides the Beijing Capital International Airport monorail to pick up his luggage from baggage claim, while Orchestra Artistic Administrator Makiko Freeman chats with Guido Frackers, president of TravTours, the Orchestra’s travel management company. Photo by Chris Lee
 
Beijing, China, 5/29/12: Orchestra musicians are greeted by local staff at the Beijing Capital International Airport. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
Beijing, China, 5/29/12: At long last: Orchestra buses arrive at the hotel in Beijing, some five hours after originally scheduled. Photo by Chris Lee
 
 
Beijing, China, 5/30/12: Members of the Orchestra’s staff are still hard at work in the early hours of the morning at the hotel café preparing for the day’s numerous residency activities. Photo by Chris Lee