Hidden from small

Hidden from small

2019 Tour of Asia


November 02, 2019

Musician Travel Tips 2019: Osaka Edition

The next in our series of musician travel tips comes from the son of a friend of mine, who just returned from Osaka and has the following suggestions.


A MUST for meat lovers is Matsusaka Yakiniku. And get the garlic fried rice. The general manager’s name is Kuni. He is a local celebrity and knows all the best places. He is also extremely friendly and knowledgeable.

November 01, 2019

2019 Asia, November 1: Taipei

Violinist Hirono Oka and Assistant Concertmaster Marc Rovetti on the bus to the morning rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

The National Concert Hall, though modern in function and purpose, recalls traditional elements of Chinese palace architecture. It was opened in 1987. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

October 31, 2019

2019 Asia, October 31: Taipei

It’s a rainy Halloween not only in Philadelphia but also in Taipei, as the musicians made their way to the National Concert Hall for their first rehearsal. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

October 30, 2019

2019 Asia, October 27-30: Philadelphia—New York—Taipei

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and the Orchestra embarked on their 2019 Tour of Asia this week, bringing their remarkable artistry to Taipei, Kyoto, Tokyo, Incheon (a debut performance), and Seoul, with pianists Haochen Zhang and Seong-Jin Cho and violinist Lisa Batiashvili as soloists. “We are proud to be ‘Your Philadelphia Orchestra’ not just in our beloved Philadelphia communities and across the country, but also around the globe,” said Yannick.

October 28, 2019

Musician Travel Tips 2019: Taiwan Edition

Welcome to Taiwan, first stop on The Philadelphia Orchestra’s 2019 Tour of Asia and the official birthplace of the global sensation known as Boba Milk Tea (or Bubble Tea). We are so excited to return to this amazing country with our beloved Orchestra colleagues. Given the nickname “Formosa” by the Portuguese in 1542 because of its mesmerizing beauty, this is where we grew up learning how to appreciate everything Taiwan has to offer, especially the food. And when you ask any Taiwanese living abroad what they miss most about Taiwan, the universal answer is the food.