Paving the way for the Philadelphia Orchestra’s ongoing China residencies

Posted on: June 9, 2016

In Wednesday’s (6/8) China Daily USA, Chen Jie reports on work by Philadelphia Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore and others as they accompany the orchestra on its recent China tour and plan upcoming visits. “Vulgamore joined the orchestra in Shanghai for two concerts and then another two in Beijing, finally wrapping up the residency program with two more in Macao on May 29. In Shanghai, the orchestra played side-by-side with the Shanghai Philharmonic. In Beijing, in addition to two concerts at the National Center for the Performing Arts conducted by its music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, members of Philadelphia Orchestra visited a few local schools to coach students. It is the last year of a five-year residency program that the orchestra signed with the NCPA. Vulgamore was excited … the collaboration exceeded her expectations. What’s more, she has returned with a new deal signed with the NCPA, prolonging the residency for the next five years in Beijing.” Vulgamore states, “We now have a deep relationship with the NCPA’s staff. Five years ago, we had just met each other. Now there are many planning conversations, both about programs and residencies.… We turned from cultural colleagues to professional ambassadors and friends.’ ”

Posted June 9, 2016