China http://wrti.org en Why Being Stuck On A Tarmac With The Philly Orchestra Rocks http://wrti.org/post/watch-video-why-being-stuck-tarmac-philly-orchestra-rocks <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFhYPsgroMk</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:42:31 +0000 NPR Staff 6047 at http://wrti.org Why Being Stuck On A Tarmac With The Philly Orchestra Rocks The Philadelphia Orchestra in China: Connecting With Autistic Children And Cancer Patients http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-china-connecting-autistic-children-and-cancer-patients <p></p><p>In the title of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s <strong><em>2013 China Tour and Residency</em></strong>, the word “residency” is as important as the word "tour." And this, as the Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns now reports from China, is bringing the musicians face-to-face with many who may never see the inside of a concert hall.</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 16:51:30 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 5963 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra in China: Connecting With Autistic Children And Cancer Patients The Philadelphia Orchestra in China: Part One http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-china-part-one <p></p><p>For the eighth time in its history, The Philadelphia Orchestra is performing in China. Like last year, the focus is on residencies where the Orchestra becomes part of the community playing impromptu concerts in public places,&nbsp;and having joint rehearsals and concerts with the local orchestras. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns is traveling with the Philadelphians and files this report.</p><p> Mon, 27 May 2013 12:13:05 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 5572 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra in China: Part One Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-looks-china-revenue The Philadelphia Orchestra has just wrapped up a 10-day visit to China, its seventh trip to the country over the past four decades.<p>But this trip was different.<p>The orchestra is preparing to come out of bankruptcy, and this tour was about its survival. It hopes to balance its books by building new audiences and new revenues in the world's second-largest economy.<p>The orchestra was on a fast-paced schedule, packed with big concerts, school visits and small promotional events, including one in a high-tech park. Thu, 07 Jun 2012 23:19:00 +0000 Frank Langfitt 3980 at http://wrti.org Bankrupt At Home, Philly Orchestra Looks To China The Philadelphia Orchestra Leaves for China http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestra-leaves-china <p>Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim and Principal Timpani Don Liuzzi speak with WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter as the ensemble embarks on a new type of overseas excursion. While still&nbsp;featuring traditional concert performances in Beijing, Tianjin, Guangzhou, and Shanghai,&nbsp;the Orchestra&#39;s 2012 Residency Week and Tour of China will place a greater emphasis on community engagement.</p> Sat, 26 May 2012 15:16:00 +0000 Jim Cotter 3908 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra Leaves for China The Philadelphia Orchestra's Residency and Tour of China http://wrti.org/post/philadelphia-orchestras-residency-and-tour-china <p>The Philadelphia Orchestra made history in 1973 as the first American orchestra to perform in China. This week, the Orchestra - led by Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit - is in Beijing for a&nbsp;residency in collaboration with China&#39;s National Center for Performing Arts. This marks the ensemble&#39;s fifth visit to China.</p><p>WRTI&#39;s Susan Lewis&nbsp;looks at how&nbsp;the Orchestra is engaging in activities beyond the concert hall, and expanding&nbsp;its relationships with the people of China.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 17:51:57 +0000 Susan Lewis 3913 at http://wrti.org The Philadelphia Orchestra's Residency and Tour of China