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Day Eight - Our final day in Shanghai

June 03, 2013

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: A thrilling start to the day in the form of a luncheon banquet in honor of the Fortieth Anniversary Tour hosted by the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government. Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore accepts a gift from Li Mingjun, director general, Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office, president, Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Another beautiful day in Shanghai greets Philadelphia Orchestra musicians as they head into the Shanghai Concert Hall to rehearse for the evening’s the side-by-side concert with the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Our affable Orchestra principal librarian, Robert Grossman, passes out parts (and maybe a few jokes) to the musicians before the rehearsal begins. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13: Shanghai: Nothing is too difficult for these professionals! Violinists Yayoi Numazawa and Daniel Han try their hand at bowing two parts of a piece on a single violin while violinist Paul Arnold, Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru, and violinist Richard Amoroso (left to right) look on. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: A musician from the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra minutes before the rehearsal begins. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Violinist Paul Arnold shares a few tips with his side-by-side counterpart. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby (who acted as concertmaster for this performance) greets his stand mate, Xia Xiaocao, concertmaster of the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: It wasn’t all work at this rehearsal as violist David Nicastro gets to know his partner during a short rehearsal break. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/3/13, Shanghai: All the work paid off when the evening’s side-by-side concert was a smashing success. Musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Shanghai City Symphony Orchestra are hard at work giving a beautiful performance for this Sound of Friendship Citizen Concert hosted by the Shanghai Hongkou District People’s Government, the Shanghai International Culture Association, and the Shanghai Synergy Culture & Entertainment Group. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru leads members of The Philadelphia Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Eine kleine Nachtmusik. Later in the concert, Conductor Cao Peng led the Shanghai City Symphony in their performance of Smetana’s Overture to The Bartered Bride. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Donald Runnicles conducted both orchestras in excerpts from Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour
6/3/13, Shanghai: Following a rousing performance, the three maestros face the audience to receive much-deserved applause (l to r: Cristian Măcelaru, Cao Peng, and Donald Runnicles). Photo by Jan Regan.