2011 Asian Tour

In November 2011, the Berliner Philharmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle set off on their grand tour of of Asia, stopping off in South Korea, China and Japan. In addition to the Ninth Symphonies by Bruckner and Mahler, the programme also included Toshio Hosokawa’s Horn Concerto with the Philharmonikerʼs principal horn player Stefan Dohr.
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

13 Nov 2011

On the flight to Shanghai we celebrated trombonist Thomas Leyendecker’s (in the front) birthday in a proper way with Green-Tea-Cake and a little serenade from “our” Lufthansa team.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

12 Nov 2011

 

Photos from our first concert in Beijing with Solo French Horn Stefan Dohr as soloist in Toshio Hosokawa’s horn concerto “Moment of Blossoming”

Credit Monika Rittershaus

 

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

12 Nov 2011

The astonishing NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts) in Beijing.

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

 

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)
(Photo: UNICEF/Jerry Lui)

12 Nov 2011

Today (9. November 2011) three musicians of our orchestra (Christophe Horak, violin, Krzysztof Polonek, violin and Micha Afkham, viola) visited the Shangzhuang Zhongxin Primary School in the Beijing area to help raise awareness to the challenges faced by migrant children in China. Eighty per cent of the children in this school are from migrant worker families. There are 82 million children affected by migration in China, many of whom lack access to basic services. We are happy to be able to help UNICEF as their ambassadors!

Credit Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Monika Rittershaus)

11 Nov 2011

On the first evening in Beijing the 12 cellists gave a performance at the new NCPA. At the end of the concert 11 cellists played a heartfelt “Happy Birthday” for our solo cello Ludwig Quandt, who celebrated a very special birthday!

Photos: Monika Rittershaus

(Photo: Stefan Stahnke)

11 Nov 2011

Welcome to the official tour blog of the Berliner Philharmoniker’s Asia Tour 2011! It took a while, but now we are online again. Enjoy! 

Photos: Stefan Stahnke