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2014 Tour of Asia & China Residency, Days 6 & 7—Residency Activities & Shanghai Concerts

May 25, 2014

5/24/14, Shanghai: After four rewarding days in Beijing, the Orchestra lands in Shanghai where they made music with, and for, students and performed with local musicians. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: Students from the Sound of Angel Salon warm up at the Youth Science and Technology Center as they wait for the presentation by Orchestra musicians. The Sound of Angel Salon is an orchestra that trains autistic children to engage with their surroundings through music, administered under the auspices of the Cao Peng Music Center. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: Associate Principal Horn Jeffrey Lang and trumpet player Anthony Prisk begin the presentation by demonstrating early “brass” instruments, an animal horn for Lang and a conch shell for Prisk. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: A student absorbs Jeffrey Lang’s explanation of his hand position inside the horn’s bell. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: Lessons learned, the young musicians perform to the delight of Yannick and Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore at the Youth Science and Technology Center. The afternoon was presented in collaboration with Xinhui Media Group and the Shanghai Charity Foundation. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: It was, well, simply amazing, when Yannick conducted the students in an impromptu performance of “Amazing Grace.” Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: Yannick and Cao Peng, conductor of the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra, enjoy each other’s company after the performance. Peng’s daughter, violinist Xia Xiaocao, runs the Cao Peng Music Center. Cao Peng and Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru share the podium on May 26 for a side-by-side concert with musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra; Xia Xiaocao is soloist on that concert. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: Yannick was presented with a Certificate for Outstanding Charitable Work and for his “wholehearted support of the Sound of Angel Salon and his selfless commitment to the care of the autistic” while the young musicians were, no doubt, left with a memory that will last a lifetime. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/24/14, Shanghai: Later that evening a group of Orchestra musicians performed with singer Jia Ruhan and the traditional Chinese instrumental group Oriental Angels in a concert in the Portman Theater in the Shanghai Centre Theatre. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: This morning Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, including horn player Jeffry Kirschen, give master classes at the China Music Industry Park to students from partner schools. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni coaches a student at the China Music Industry Park. Ni, originally from Shanghai, can always be found sharing her expertise with fellow musicians when she returns home with the Orchestra. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: A percussion student gets some tips in the importance of stability from Principal Percussion Christoph Deviney. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Bass trombonist Blair Bollinger plays along with a student. The master classes were presented in collaboration with the Xinhui Media Group. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Trumpet player Anthony Prisk leads a brass ensemble during the morning’s coachings at the China Music Industry Park. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Yannick and the Orchestra were officially welcomed to Shanghai during an afternoon ceremony and press conference at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Violinist Daniel Han and violist Burchard Tang perform during the event. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Prior to the evening’s performance Yannick discovers a huge poster for the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Orchestra Executive Vice President for Orchestra Advancement Ryan Fleur presents a pre-concert lecture at the Shanghai Grand Theatre. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: The Orchestra’s Patron’s Tour meets with Yannick backstage prior to the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: The sold-out concert of Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony and Mahler’s First Symphony was another first for The Philadelphia Orchestra and its relationship with China—a live streaming that was the country’s first-ever international symphonic webcast. Photo by Jan Regan.

5/25/14, Shanghai: Yannick revels in bringing the Philadelphia Sound to the Shanghai audience, which rewarded him and the Orchestra with a rousing ovation at the end of the Mahler. Photo by Jan Regan.