Notes from the Road
10:08 am
Thu May 6, 2010

Orchestra plays final, all-Stravinsky, concert in Beijing. Violinist remembers first China visit in 1973 and principle cellist anticipates return to her native city.

Beijing, China (WRTI) – The Philadelphia Orchestra gave its final concert in Beijing on Wednesday evening. The program featured Stravinsky's Firebird and the Rite of Spring, a work Chief Conductor Charles Dutoit says changed musical history.

Harold Klein reminisces about getting to see China long before most westerners, and Hai-Ye Ni says she's looking forward to showing her orchestra colleagues around her home city of Shanghai.