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Day Thirteen - Second to Last Concert of the Tour

June 08, 2013

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/8/13, Macao: Ambassador Nicholas Platt talks with University of Macao officials before his lecture “China: Then and Now,” presented for the final time on the Tour. In this riveting presentation, given four times throughout the Orchestra’s 2013 Residency and Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China, Ambassador Platt, who facilitated the Orchestra’s 1973 Tour of China, shared footage of President Nixon’s historic China trip in 1972; read from his memoir, China Boys; and led a discussion on current conditions in China. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/8/13, Macao: Ambassador Nicholas Platt delivers his talk, which was presented in cooperation with the Instituto Cultural do Governo da R.A.E. de Macau. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/8/13, Macao: Before the evening concert at the Venetian Theatre, the Venetian Macao, members of the original 1973 Orchestra tour group join (l to r) Ambassador Platt, Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore, and Maestro Donald Runnicles for a well-attended press conference. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/8/13, Macao: After all the activities, it’s time for the second to last concert of the Tour with a program featuring Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance No. 4; Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance, Op. 72, No. 2; Frank’s Concertino Cusqueño; Strauss’s Don Juan; and Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio italien. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/8/13, Macao: Orchestra members give it their all. Photo by Jan Regan.

2013 China Residency and Tour

6/8/13, Macao: And so does Maestro Runnicles. Photo by Jan Regan.