Creatively Speaking
7:43 am
Tue June 4, 2013

The Philadelphia Orchestra in China: Greeted Like Rock Stars!

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns is traveling with The Philadelphians in China.

Celebrations of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 40th anniversary tour to China have begun with the kind of fanfare usually associated with rock stars. Upon landing at the Shanghai airport for a two-week tour, the jet-lagged musicians were greeted by TV camera crews and key figures from the original visit, including a 92-year-old Chinese flutist who had composed a new piece for the occasion. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s David Patrick Stearns reports from China.