"I try to be open to everything. I am most interested in learning about traditional Chinese music. I am sure it will add to my understanding and perhaps fuel my desire to create music that can be heard and felt by many people."—Vincent Herring
On May 27th, GRAMMY Award winner Vincent Herring Jazz Band, together with vocalists Nicolas Bearde and Paulette McWilliams, staged performance at NCPA.
Vincent Herring is a saxophone virtuoso with an intense and vigorous musical voice. He has appeared as a guest soloist with many artists and ensembles and is also involved in Jazz education and has conducted master classes and jazz workshops around the world.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin / May 31, 2017
“If Beethoven knew that 200 years later, his Ninth Symphony, with its message of universal brotherhood and joy, would be performed in China with an American orchestra, a Canadian conductor, a Chinese chorus and soloists, he would be astounded.”—Yannick Nézet-Séguin
On May 31st, the Philadelphia Orchestra, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin, performed Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 together with China NCPA Chorus and four vocalists including SHEN Yang, SONG Yuanming, WANG Hongyao and XUE Haoyin.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin is now in his fifth season as the eighth artistic leader of The Philadelphia Orchestra.