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Day Four - The Residency Begins, Hangzhou

May 30, 2013

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: An Opening Ceremony and ribbon cutting was held for an exhibit on U.S.-China relations at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre, hosted by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. The exhibit includes images from the Orchestra’s 1973 Tour and celebrates the ensemble’s engagement with China. Dignitaries pose beneath a giant banner during the ceremony. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore welcomes guests to the Opening Ceremony and ribbon cutting for the photo exhibit. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: One of the key elements of the Orchestra Residency is the opportunity to coach fellow musicians. Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi offers tips on technique with percussionists from the Hangzhou Philharmonic at the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: It was a busy day at the Grand Theatre! Associate Principal Horn Jeffrey Lang coaches a group of horn players from the Hangzhou Philharmonic. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: Acting Assistant Concertmaster Amy Oshiro-Morales was one of the musicians who gave master classes to members of the Hangzhou Philharmonic at the Grand Theatre. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: English horn player Elizabeth Starr Masoudnia was another Philadelphia Orchestra musician passing on their knowledge to their colleagues at the Hangzhou Philharmonic. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: West Lake is the symbol of the City of Hangzhou, and is a well-traveled and beautiful spot for visitors and residents alike. Beyond its beauty, Hangzhou is also well known for its tea and silk. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: A misty cruise along West Lake for The Philadelphia Orchestra was hosted by the Philadelphia Chinese Cultural and Community Center. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: Musicians and staff enjoy the cruise on West Lake, which honored the Orchestra for forty years of friendship with the people of China. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

2013 China Residency & Tour

5/30/13, Hangzhou: Officials from the City of Hangzhou and the Hangzhou Grand Theatre held a dinner in honor of the Orchestra’s leaders on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the historic 1973 Tour. They toasted to the success of the Orchestra’s 2013 visit and ceremonial gifts were exchanged. Concertmaster David Kim greets Ambassador Nicholas Platt, who was the chief of the political section, U.S. Liaison Office, in Peking (Beijing), who helped facilitate the 1973 tour. Photo by Jan Regan.