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May 2014

May 23, 2014

2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency, Day 5—The Orchestra’s Second Concert at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Bejing

5/23/14, Beijing: Horn player Denise Tryon finds a space to warm up before tonight’s concert. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/23/14, Beijing: And the performance begins! Yannick and the Orchestra open the concert with Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”). Photo by Jan Regan.

May 23, 2014

2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency: Live from Shanghai!

Wish you could travel with The Philadelphia Orchestra while they’re on tour in Asia? This weekend you can, when Sunday’s concert in Shanghai is streamed live around the world. Join the lucky Chinese audience and grab a front row seat at the Shanghai Grand Theatre to see Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin lead the Philadelphians in Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”) and Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.

May 22, 2014

2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency, Day 4—Rehearsal, a Hospital Visit, and the Orchestra’s First Concert in China with Yannick

5/22/14, Beijing:  It was a percussive moment as Yannick and Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen rehearsed with the Orchestra prior to tonight’s concert. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 22, 2014

2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency: A Special Dedication to the People of China

When The Philadelphia Orchestra gives the first full concert of the 2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency tonight, it will be the first time the ensemble has performed outside the U.S. under the leadership of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The program for this milestone performance at Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts includes Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 (“Pathétique”) and, in a special dedication to Chinese audiences, Tan Dun’s Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women, Symphony for Microfilms, Harp, and Orchestra.

May 21, 2014

2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency, Days 1 & 3—Departure from Philadelphia and First Full Day in Beijing

5/19/14, Philadelphia: Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales, Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales, and their daughter, Victoria, wait outside the Kimmel Center to catch the Orchestra’s bus, which will take them to Newark International Airport for the flight to Beijing. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

May 21, 2014

Orchestra Shares Music and Makes Memories All Year Long

A community of musicians and music-lovers unlocked a city’s creative spirit when they came together last week for Philadelphia Orchestra Free Days. Whether it was a three-year-old conducting the Orchestra’s famous strings, a packed concert hall of eager voices joining together to sing the First Part of Handel’s Messiah, or 900 people enjoying an Orchestra Neighborhood Concert at Urban Outfitters, Inc., Headquarters at the Navy Yard, music was made, shared, and celebrated all across Greater Philadelphia.

May 19, 2014

2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency: Yannick and the Philadelphians Embark

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra are on their way to China, the first stop on the 2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency.

May 08, 2014

Orchestra Concert Brings Recognition to Musicians

Last Thursday’s concert was a bittersweet one. Co-Principal Harp Margarita Csonka Montanaro’s retirement after the season was announced. On a more celebratory note, horn player Jeffry Kirschen and Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi were recognized for 25 years with the Orchestra, and bassist David Fay was the recipient of the C. Hartman Kuhn Award.

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