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2016 Asia, June 1: Tokyo

June 02, 2016

The Japan National Press Club hosted a performance and panel discussion on cultural exchange with Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore and four musicians for over 60 of Japan's leading journalists. Prior to the event, each musician and Allison (pictured) signed a special guestbook. Photo by Jan Regan.

Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu signs the guestbook in Chinese. Photo by Jan Regan.

(L to r) Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu, violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales, cellist Derek Barnes, and violist Marvin Moon performed the third movement from Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 and the fourth movement from Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 11 at the gathering. Photo by Jan Regan.

The panel discussion about the Orchestra's unique program of artistic and cultural exchange. Photo by Jan Regan.

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy hosted the Orchestra at a reception at her official residence in Tokyo. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick addresses the attendees at the Ambassador’s residence. Photo by Jan Regan.

Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen perform Massenet’s “Meditation” from Thaïs. Photo by Jan Regan.