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Day Five - More Residency Activities and First Concert, in Hangzhou

May 31, 2013

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: Philadelphia Orchestra Associate Conductor Cristian Măcelaru and Tour conductor Donald Runnicles peruse a score onstage before the morning rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: Horn player Jeffry Kirschen pauses in a rare, quiet moment backstage to warm up before the first rehearsal of the Tour at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

 5/31/13, Hangzhou: A few members of our impressive horn section (l to r: Daniel Williams, Jeffrey Lang, and Shelley Showers) are pictured here doing what they do best during rehearsal at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: Philadelphia Orchestra Vice President for Global Initiatives and Government Relations Craig Hamilton (pictured left) hitches a golf cart ride to a concert at the Hangzhou Library with Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales and cellist Ohad Bar-David, and special guest, erhu player Jiebing Chen. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: Members of Intercultural Journeys (left to right: erhu player Jiebing Chen [the erhu is a Chinese two-stringed bowed fiddle], Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales, Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi, and cellist Ohad Bar-David) perform at the Hangzhou Library for students from the Coca-Cola Project Hope School in Hangzhou, among others. Co-founded by Bar-David, Intercultural Journeys is dedicated to bridging cultural divides through partnerships with artists and musicians of international caliber. The group will participate in several residency activities over the course of the Tour, including various pop-up performances throughout Tianjin. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: A young dancer from the Coca-Cola Project Hope School in Hangzhou takes center stage following the performance by Intercultural Journeys at the Hangzhou Library. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: Onlookers peer in the windows to catch a glimpse of the excitement happening inside the library. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: A group shot at the Hangzhou Library includes members of Intercultural Journeys as well as students from the Hangzhou Coca-Cola Project Hope School and their proud parents. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

5/31/13, Hangzhou: The Orchestra, led by conductor Donald Runnicles, enjoys its first official concert of the Tour at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. The Fabulous Philadelphians wowed the near-capacity crowd for this special Fortieth Anniversary Concert with stirring renditions of Richard Strauss’s Don Juan, Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien, and Brahms’s Second Symphony. This concert was the first time an American orchestra had ever performed in Hangzhou. Photo by Jan Regan.

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5/31/13, Hangzhou: A view from outside showcasing the impressive Hangzhou Grand Theatre makes it clear why it is referred to as “a jewel in the crown of Hangzhou City.” The building houses an opera house, concert hall, multifunction hall, open air stage, and culture square, and sits atop an over-60,000-square-foot pool built to represent the beautiful West Lake. Photo by Jan Regan.