Tours and Travels

February 03, 2015

A Return to China: The Orchestra Marks the Year of the Sheep with Musical Friends

What better way to cap off a year of in-depth cultural exchange than with a weeklong residency in China’s Pearl River Delta region. Starting on Tuesday, February 3, members of The Philadelphia Orchestra join in a series of events in Macao, Shenzhen, and Hong Kong. Focused on people-to-people exchange, the 2015 residency features master classes, pop-up concerts, community events, and a first-of-its-kind collaboration concert among members of the Philadelphia, Macao, and Shenzhen orchestra, performing at the Venetian Macao’s Venetian Theatre.

June 07, 2012

Day 10 - Shanghai

6/6/12, Shanghai, China: A view of Shanghai from the air. A small group of musicians and staff traveled ahead of the rest of the Orchestra for an afternoon Drexel University event. Photo by Chris Lee  
June 06, 2012

Day Nine - Guangzhou Continued

6/5/12, Guangzhou, China: Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby enjoys a complimentary breakfast at the Orchestra’s hotel, where both Asian and Western-style foods are offered. Photo by Chris Lee

June 05, 2012

Day Eight - Guangzhou

6/4/12, Beijing, China: Violist Rachel Ku drops off her passport with Artistic Administrator Makiko Freeman prior to the Orchestra’s flight to Guangzhou. Photo by Chris Lee

June 04, 2012

Day Seven - Tianjin

6/3/12, Beijing, China: National Centre for the Performing Arts President Chen Ping (far left) chats with Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore (far right), and Ambassador Nicholas Platt (second from right). The two organizations met to sign an agreement extending their 2012 pilot partnership into future residency programs. Photo by Chris Lee  
June 03, 2012

Day Six - Great Wall, Chamber Concerts

6/2/12, Beijing, China: Violinist Booker Rowe speaks with the media as he and other Orchestra musicians arrive at China’s Great Wall. Booker is one of seven musicians on the 2012 Residency and Tour (including retired violinist Herold Klein) who traveled to China on the inaugural 1973 tour and still remains in the Orchestra today. Photo by Chris Lee  
June 02, 2012

Day Five - Beijing

6/1/12, Beijing, China: Orchestra members arrive for morning rehearsal at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing. Photo by Chris Lee  
June 01, 2012

Day Four - First Rehearsal and Concert

5/31/12, Beijing, China: The Orchestra bus passes by Tiananmen Square en route to the first rehearsal at the National Centre for the Performing Arts. Photo by Chris Lee