Welcome our cultural exchange partner, Bejing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra.
After a whirlwind two-day visit to Ulaanbaatar, (l to r) Co-Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn, trumpet player Anthony Prisk, and Principal Trumpet David Bilger wait at Chinggis Khaan International Airport for their morning flight to Seoul, where they, and the rest of the Mongolian mission, meet up with the remainder of the Orchestra tour party, who were traveling from Beijing. Photo by Jan Regan.
A reassuring welcome sign at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport. Photo by Jan Regan.
There will be two full Orchestra concerts and numerous residency activities in Seoul, but first a small group eat Korean barbecue on their first night in the city. Photo by Jan Regan.
A quartet of musicians journeyed to U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan Base Monday morning to perform for the soldiers and their families. Photo by Jan Regan.
(L to r): Assitant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales, violinist Jonathan Beiler, violist Pamela Fay, and cellist Robert Cafaro at USAG Yongsan. The musicians received a certificate of appreciation following their performance. Photo by Jan Regan.
Photo by Jan Regan
Soldiers enjoy the lunchtime concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
Cafaro let several children try out his cello following the concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
The USO staff serve up some good American food, chili dogs, for the musicians and soldiers. Photo by Jan Regan.