From The Philadelphia Orchestra:
The Philadelphia Orchestra is proud to present China’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra, considered to be China’s premier ensemble, in a special one-night-only performance Nov. 1 at Verizon Hall under its music director and conductor, Lü Jia.
As part of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s ongoing commitment to cultural diplomacy and its longstanding partnership with the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, several events are planned throughout the city to welcome the Orchestra and to continue forging deep connections between Eastern and Western cultures.
The visit is part of a six-city tour, the Orchestra’s second in the United States that will include performances in Chicago (Symphony Center), New York (Carnegie Hall debut), Chapel Hill (Memorial Hall), San Francisco (Davies Symphony Hall), and Ann Arbor (Hill Auditorium).
“We are honored to be welcoming our Beijing partner, the NCPAO, in performances and residencies here in Philadelphia upon their second visit to the United States,” said President and CEO Allison Vulgamore.
“This tour is the reciprocal manifestation of the people-to-people exchange we have been cultivating for many years between Philadelphia and China. We are proud to see the NCPAO reaching into the community in Philadelphia, just as The Philadelphia Orchestra has been able to do in China, thanks to their hospitality and efforts.”
The NCPAO’s performance will include Zhao Jiping’s Violin Concerto No. 1 featuring Ning Feng; the U.S. Premiere of Chen Qigang’s Reflection of a Vanished Time, for cello and orchestra featuring Gautier Capuçon; and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4.
Several events have been planned for earlier in the day on Nov. 1, as part of the NCPAO’s residency:
11:00-11:45 a.m. Pop-up concert at the Shops at Liberty Place rotunda
Noon Chinese Christian Church and Center concert, 225 N. 10th St.
7:30-9:30 p.m. NCPAO concert at Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St.