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.
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
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
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