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2016 Asia, May 24: Beijing

May 24, 2016

Violinist Richard Amoroso guides a young musician during a master class held at the Penn Wharton China Center (PWCC) in Beijing. PWCC is the presenting sponsor for the Beijing leg of the Orchestra’s Tour. The collaboration between the two organizations highlights the importance both PWCC and The Philadelphia Orchestra place on fostering people-to-people exchange. Photo by Jan Regan.

Pianist Lang Lang joined Yannick and the Orchestra for a sound check at the National Centre for the Performing Arts before their first of two concerts together on the Tour. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick and the Orchestra open the concert with Sibelius’s Finlandia. Photo by Jan Regan.

Lang Lang performs Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto with the Orchestra. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick, Lang Lang, and the Orchestra acknowledge the audience’s applause following the Concerto. In the second half of the concert the Orchestra performed Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade. The tremendous reception to the performance led to two encores: the Petit adagio from Glazunov’s “Autumn” from The Seasons, and Yanjun Hua’s Moon Reflected on the Second Fountain. Photo by Jan Regan.