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2016 Asia, May 29: Macao

May 29, 2016

The Orchestra rehearsed in the morning for its second concert in Macao, which included some new repertoire for the tour: Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Tales from the Vienna Woods” Waltz, the Suite No. 1 from Bizet’s Carmen, and two works with violinist Ryu Goto, Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto and Takemitsu’s Nostalghia: In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky. Yannick and Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi discuss the score during the break of the rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick and Ryu Goto during rehearsal. Photo by Jan Regan.


Ryu Goto makes his Philadelphia Orchestra debut performing Prokofiev’s First Violin Concerto. He’ll perform with the Orchestra throughout Japan as well. Photo by Jan Regan.

The audience in the Venetian Theatre at the Venetian Macao responded to the performance of the Prokofiev Concerto with rousing applause. The Venetian Macao is the presenting sponsor of the Orchestra’s 2016 Asia Tour & China Residency. Photo by Jan Regan.

Piccolo player Kazuo Tokito, Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner, and Associate Principal Oboe Peter Smith during the Suite No. 1 from Grieg’s Peer Gynt, which opened the second half of the concert. Kaz is playing in his final tour as a member of the Orchestra, as he will retire at the end of this season. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick leads the Fabulous Philadelphians in the Grieg. Photo by Jan Regan.

Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen. Photo by Jan Regan.

Part of the brass section during the Grieg. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick conducts the final notes of the Suite No. 1 from Bizet’s Carmen to close the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.