Hidden from small

2019 China, May 24: Hangzhou

May 27, 2019

Musicians gave master classes and presented a chamber music performance at the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music. Photo by Chris Lee

Musicians and staff are driven around the very large campus in golf carts. Photo by Chris Lee

Orchestra staff are shown a miniature model of the campus, the largest music conservatory in China, built in only three years. Photo by Chris Lee

Leadership from both organizations at a meeting. Photo by Chris Lee

President and CEO Matías Tarnopolsky poses with pipa virtuoso Wu Man. Photo by Chris Lee

Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales gets animated during her master class. Photo by Chris Lee

Principal Trumpet David Bilger works with a student. Photo by Chris Lee

(Left to right): Assistant Principal Viola Kerri Ryan, Associate Principal Cello Priscilla Lee, Assistant Concertmaster Marc Rovetti, and violinist William Polk during the chamber performance. Photo by Chris Lee

A young fan enjoys the concert. Photo by Chris Lee

Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang poses with his “bamboo wife,” a type of body pillow or bolster that is much cooler in the hot weather because of its open structure.

Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen poses in front of the Hangzhou Grand Theatre. Photo by Chris Lee

Matías Tarnopolsky speaks at a pre-concert reception hosted by the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai in honor of the 40th anniversary of official diplomatic relations between the US and China. Photo by Chris Lee

Yannick leads the Orchestra in the opening work: Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony (“Pastoral”). Photo by Chris Lee

Photo by Chris Lee

Yannick and Concertmaster David Kim chat backstage at the end of the intermission. Photo by Chris Lee

It’s not all serious business. Photo by Chris Lee

The second half of the concert was Sibelius’s Second Symphony. Photo by Chris Lee

Yannick warmly acknowledges the audience’s applause. Photo by Chris Lee

Principal Horn Jennifer Montone takes a selfie with horn player Daniel Williams, who is playing his last tour as he retires at the end of the 2018-19 season. Photo by Chris Lee