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The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus Tours Home and Abroad
The Philadelphia Orchestra Asia Anniversary Tour
The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and Alondra de la Parra Mexico Tour and Latin Grammys
London Symphony Orchestra and Valery Gergiev Invite the Choral Arts Society of Washington for Mahler's 8th Symphony
The Cascade Youth Orchestra Cruises on Home from Scandinavia
The Pacific BoyChoir Takes On a 17 Day-8 Concert Tour to Argentina
Minnesota Orchestra Wows New York
4 Triumphant Tours to Italy
Italy Applauds the Children's Chorus of Washington
Melodia! South American Music Festival an Absolute Success!
2008 Rhapsody! International Music Festival a Hit!
Summer 2009 is the Inaugural Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival
The Young People's Chorus of NYC and the University Glee Club of NYC Engage Canada
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and "Genius" Violinist Captivate Chicago
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Astounds Asia
Russia Rejoices the Hong Kong Children's Choir
South Africa Celebrates Florida's Singing Sons BoyChoir
Northwestern College Returns from Australia
Home, Health and Heart: Yale Dominican Republic Service Tour
The University of Manitoba Singers Return from a Successful Tour to Argentina
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra SELLS OUT Carnegie Hall & the Kennedy Center with Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Astounds Asia
First Canadian Orchestra to Perform in China in 30 Years

In October, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra returned from their well received tour to Asia. Directed by Bramwell Tovey, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra went on an 11-day, 7 concert tour which included concerts in Seongnam and Daejeon in South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Macau. As a part of this tour, the VSO took part in the Macau International Music Festival, the Beijing Music Festival, and the Shanghai Music Festival.

The orchestra was joined by the brilliant Grammy-award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and together they performed Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D major, op. 35, drawing long-lasting applause from the audiences when finished. Following the performances in South Korea, Tovey informed news sources that the shows "went very well indeed with enthusiastic houses-each concert had four encores-one by Hilary [Hahn] in Daejon and three by the orchestra, and two each in Seongnam".

Fu Seng Hong of the Macau Daily Times reviewed their Tuesday (October 14) night concert at the Macao Cultural Centre, where he praised the orchestra's "spirit, vigour, and all-around impressive musicianship" and "wonderful passion for the composer [Tchaikovsky]'s music". He also celebrated the VSO's interpretation of Dmitri Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5, in D Minor, announcing that "the tone of the orchestra overall was spectacular, creating an emotional and passionate experience for all in attendance".

This tour marks a momentous occasion for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra as they became the first Canadian orchestra to perform in China in 30 years, and the first Canadian orchestra ever to play at the Beijing Music Festival.


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