Asia tour with Gustavo Dudamel

After the traditional kick-off concert in Frankfurt/Main, our big Asia tour this year sees the orchestra playing in Bangkok, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Shenzhen, Xi'an and Beijing. Besides Taipei and Beijing all concerts are debuts in the respective cities. We are extremely happy, that Gustavo Dudamel, with whom we are already celebrating 10 years as guest conductor, joins us on this tour. We perform works by Bernstein (with soprano Tamara Mumford), Shostakovich, Mahler and Mozart (with pianist Lang Lang).
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Christoph Hartmann and Albrecht Mayer
Stefan Dohr
The big emptiness...
...finally time for take-off!

26 Nov 2018

Don't hurry, be happy! Our flight back home

Our flight back home from Beijing to Berln had a 6 hour delay due to technical problems. No Problem for our orchestra: waiting time is practice time!

26 Nov 2018

Thank you, Gustavo!

26 Nov 2018

Gustavo Dudamel reviews the tour

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff

Robert Buchwald, Orchestra production manager
Enno Starkulla, stage hand
Michael Frohloff, stage hand
Daniel Beták, stage hand
Kirk Knobloch, extra stage hand
Annette Mangold, head of artistic planning
Elisabeth Hilsdorf, Head of PR
Our videoteam: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind, Christoph Franke and...
Jakob von Bernstorff
From our agency Askonas Holt: Donagh Collins,
Mette "she knows the way" Windberg Baarup,
Sergio Porto and...
Shiyi Wang
For our travel agency: Marco Weller
...and Aimee Nkouanga
Gustavo Dudamel's assistant Daniel Vielma
Our medical team: Christian Träder and his wife Judith
Relaxed: our physiotherapist Christian Wasdaris
And last but not least our photographer: Stephan Rabold

26 Nov 2018

Thank you to the team!

No tour without Background Team. This is the place to thank everybody involved for making this tour possible. 

All photos: Stephan Rabold

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

26 Nov 2018

Gustavo Dudamel

Esko Laine
Janne Saksala
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

26 Nov 2018

Shostakovich 5 in Beijing

Daniel Stabrawa
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Gustavo Dudamel and Lang Lang

26 Nov 2018

Mozart with Lang Lang

Dorian Xhoxhi
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Naoko Shimizu
Two generations of philharmonic string quartets: Daniel Stabrawa and Dietmar Schwalke from Philharmonia Quartett talking to Philipp Bohnen and Martin von der Nahmer from Varian Fry Quartett

26 Nov 2018

Backstage before the last tour concert

Welcome with our General Manager Andrea Zietzschmann
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Cai Qi and Lang Lang
...and with Gustavo Dudamel and Maria Valverde.

26 Nov 2018

Meeting with Cai Qi

Cai Qi, the current Communist Party Secretary of Beijing, visited our orchestra, Gustavo Dudamel and Lang Lang backstage before the concert.

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

26 Nov 2018

NCPA

26 Nov 2018

Talking with Lang Lang

Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff had the chance to talk to Lang Lang after the rehearsal.

Aline Champion
Ohad Cohen (Karajan-Akademie)
Christoph Igelbrink
Daniel Stabrawa and Olaf Maninger
Dietmar Schwalke
Lang Lang
...mit Gustavo Dudamel
Sarah Willis

26 Nov 2018

Dress rehearsal with Lang Lang

Our second concert in Beijing, also the last concert of this tour, had a new work on the programme: Mozart's piano concerto No. 24 in c minor with soloist Lang Lang. Enclosed some pictures from the dress rehearsal taken by Stephan Rabold.

Noah Bendix-Balgley
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Gustavo Dudamel

25 Nov 2018

First concert in Peking

Simone Bernardini
Martin Stegner
Mathieu Dufour and Jelka Weber
Andrea Zietzschmann and Olaf Maninger
Bumjun Kim and Olivier Robin (both Karajan-Akademie)
Tamara Mumford and Matthew McDonald

25 Nov 2018

Backstage in Beijing

..with Stephan Rabold

Thomas Timm
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Zoltan Almasi
Franz Schindlbeck
Laurentiu Dinca
Sebastian Heesch
Alexander von Puttkamer
Gustavo Dudamel and Noah Bendix-Balgley

25 Nov 2018

Rehearsal in Peking

25 Nov 2018

Birthday tune

Klaus Wallendorf, orchestra poet and French horn player, celebrated a special birthday. The orchestra played him an appropriate tune (arr. Joshua Davis) at the begin of the rehearsal.

 

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff

Uli Wolff prepares for his interview. He is one of a few players, who already played under Herbert von Karajan in Beijing in 1979.
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

25 Nov 2018

Press conference in Beijing

At the NCPA press conference in Beijing Gustavo Dudamel, Andrea Zietzschmann and Olaf Maninger were joined by our soloist Lang Lang. A big pleasure to see him again!

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

25 Nov 2018

On the streets of Beijing

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

25 Nov 2018

Part 3

25 Nov 2018

Forbidden City part 2

25 Nov 2018

In the Forbidden City part 1

...with Stephan Rabold

In front of the Forbidden City
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
The traditional Beiijng duck

25 Nov 2018

First evening in Peking

24 Nov 2018

Masterclasses in Beijing

After our arrival in Beijing several orchestra members gave masterclasses at the music university. Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff joined them.

Matthew McDonald
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Christoph Horak and Thomas Timm
Martin Heinze
Gustavo Dudamel
Final applause
Fans waiting after the concert

24 Nov 2018

Concert in Xi'an

24 Nov 2018

Opening ceremony of the Xi'an Music Festival

Our concert in Xi'an celebrated the start of this years Music Festival. Andrea Zietzschmann and Gustavo Dudamel took part at the opening ceremony. Our general manager had to prove her abilities in playing the marimbaphon.

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

24 Nov 2018

Concert Hall in Xi'an

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

24 Nov 2018

The ancient city wall in Xi'an

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

23 Nov 2018

At the mosque

Eva-Maria Tomasi
Martin Heinze and Franz Schindlbeck
Eva-Maria Tomasi, Martin Heinze and Franz Schindlbeck
Wieland Welzel and Janne Saksala

23 Nov 2018

Part 2 of the walk

Swiss ladies: Bettina Sartorius and Aline Champion-Hennecka

23 Nov 2018

Walk through the historic muslim quarter of Xi'an

...with Stephan Rabold

22 Nov 2018

Guided tour through the Museum of Qin

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff

Amihai Grosz, Mathieu Dufour, Jonathan Kelly and Tamara Mumford
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Luis Felipe Coelho, Andreas Wittmann and Václav Vonášek
Daniel Stabrawa
Luis Felipe Coelho

22 Nov 2018

Trip to the Terracotta army on the free day

From ocean...
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
...over the mountains...
...to Xi'an!

22 Nov 2018

Flight to Xi'an

21 Nov 2018

Walk on the Lotus Mountain

Our philharmonic China expert Ulrich Knörzer took a walk with Anna Mehlin onto the Lotus Mountain in Shenzhen.

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff

Egor Egorkin
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Michael Hasel

21 Nov 2018

Applause in Shenzhen

Ulrich Wolff
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Knut Weber
Michael Karg
Amihai Grosz
Esko Laine
Simon Rössler
Andreas Wittmann
Martin Menking

21 Nov 2018

Second concert in Shenzhen

Georg Schreckenberger
(Photo: Stephan Rabold)
Fish or beef? Martin Heinze and Rainer Seegers have fun backstage.
Cornelia Gartemann and Marlene Ito
Kei Tojo (Karajan-Akademie)

21 Nov 2018

Shenzhen backstage

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

20 Nov 2018

Light Show in Shenzhen

20 Nov 2018

Warming up on tour with Alexander von Puttkamer and Andre Schoch

Video: Magdalena Zieba-Schwind and Jakob von Bernstorff

(Photo: Stephan Rabold)

20 Nov 2018

Shenzhen outdoors part 2