The majority of the Orchestra returned home to Philadelphia, but a string quartet of musicians (violinist Mei Ching Huang and Associate Principal Second Violin Paul Roby, violist Meng Wang, and Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni) and a few staff members headed off to China for a week of residency activities.
Violinist Booker Rowe boards the bus to the airport for the flight home. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
Today was a well-deserved free day in Tokyo and musicians fanned out across the city. Co-Principal Trombone Matt Vaughn joined some Orchestra and staff colleagues at the teamLab Borderless digital art museum. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
The group at teamLab Borderless. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
Baseball is as beloved in Japan as it is in the US and Orchestra musicians always try to put together a friendly game with a local orchestra when on tour. This year the Philadelphia Firebirds played against members from the Tokyo Symphony. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
Violist Marvin Moon narrowly avoids a wild pitch. Photo by Todd Rosenberg
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