Day Nine - On to Beijing
While the majority of the Orchestra traveled from Shanghai to Tianjin, a few musicians and administration members went to Beijing for an official reception given by US Ambassador to China Gary Locke at his residence and some master classes at the headquarters of the China National Symphony Orchestra.
6/4/13, Shanghai: Conductor Donald Runnicles and his wife, Adelle, ride the official bus to Shanghai Hongqiao Airport for the flight to Beijing. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Beijing: The Orchestra arrives at Beijing’s Capital Airport.
6/4/13, Beijing: Beijing’s Silk Market is always a popular stop for musicians to pick up some mementos of their trip. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Beijing: CEO of Sands China Ed Tracy and his wife, Janet, enjoy the reception at Ambassador Locke’s residence. Sands China owns the Venetian Macao, which is the Platinum Sponsor of the Orchestra’s 2013 Residency and Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Bejing: US Ambassador Gary Locke welcomes his guests with a few choice words to open the evening—explaining that the arts are the medium that brings us all together and that music moves us like no other art form. He gave thanks to everyone in attendance for organizing yet another historic event as well as an unforgettable night of beautiful music. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Beijing: Violinist Daniel Han (left) and violist Marvin Moon perform for the guests at the Ambassador’s reception. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Beijing: Applauding the performance are US Ambassador Gary Locke, second from right, and his wife, Mona Lee Locke (far right). Joining them are (left to right) an interpreter, Orchestra Vice President for Global Initiatives and Government Relations Craig Hamilton, and Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore. The reception was given by the Ambassador at his official residence in honor of the Orchestra and its forty-year history in China. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Beijing: That evening Philadelphia Orchestra musicians, among them horn player Denise Tryon, coached sections of the China National Symphony Orchestra (CNSO). Back in 1973 the CNSO was known as the Central Philharmonic Society of China, and Eugene Ormandy led that ensemble in a rehearsal of the first movement of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, which was attended by musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra. Photo by Jan Regan.
6/4/13, Beijing: Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales plays along with a clarinetist from the China National Symphony Orchestra during his master class. Photo by Jan Regan.