China Philharmonic Plans Nine-Country Tour
By Emily Quinn
13 Jan 2005
The China Philharmonic Orchestra will tour Europe and North American this year, the Xinhua News Agency reports.
Yu Long, the founder and artistic director of the five-year-old orchestra, announced that the Philharmonic will give 25 concerts in the United States, Canada, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, the U.K., Germany, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The tour dates are February 23-April 8.
The tour repertoire will include Rachmaninoffâ€™s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and DvorĂˇkâ€™s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra in B minor as well as a number of Chinese works, such as the violin concertos Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai (Butterfly Lovers) and the erhu composition Moon
Reflects in Er Quan.
Pianist Lang Lang, cellist Wang Jian, violinist Augustin Dumay, and soprano Ke Luwa will make guest appearances.