This morning a number of musicians gave master classes at the Macao Conservatory of Music. Assistant Prinicpal Cello Yumi Kendall helps her young student find the “center” of the bow by locating the balancing point. Photo by Jan Regan.
Oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld’s student implements some of his instruction. Photo by Jonathan Blumenfeld. Photo by Jan Regan.
Principal Trumpet David Bilger gestures along with the music. Photo by Jan Regan.
Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales works on vibrato with her student as part of her master class. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick and the Orchestra open their first concert at the Venetian Theatre with Sibelius’s Finlandia. The Venetian Macao is the presenting sponsor of the Orchestra’s 2016 Tour of Asia & China Residency. Photo by Jan Regan.
Lang Lang joined the Orchestra for his second concert of the tour, performing Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick and Lang Lang were called back many times to acknowledge the audience’s applause. Photo by Jan Regan.
The second half of the concert featured Rimsky-Korsakov’s Sheherazade. Principal Bassoon Daniel Matsukawa and bassoonist Angela Anderson Smith during the performance. Photo by Jan Regan.
The percussion section has a major role in Sheherazade. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick conducts the Rimsky-Korsakov. Photo by Jan Regan.