Back in the warmth of the Shanghai Symphony HallRead More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Shanghai, October 20th and 21st, 2018
A walk on the Bund and a concert in Gongqing Forest ParkRead More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Shanghai, October 19th, 2018
A full day in preparation of our first concert in the Shanghai Symphony Hall. First, the morning traditional rehearsal, testing the acoustic, finding our marks, followed by a substantial press conference for the residency of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in Shanghai. […]Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Shanghai, October 18th, 2018
Our long but cheerful travel from Milano to Shanghai, with a lovely sunset over Amsterdam on the way. The day ended in a blur after eating delicious xialongbao in Shanghai! […]Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Milano October 15th and 16th, 2018
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Beijing, October 15th, 2017
A morning stroll on China’s Great Wall, and the last concert of the tour followed by a farewell party, at Beijing’s NCPA concert hall.
Thank you for staying with us till this last episode, until next year!Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Beijing, October 15th, 2017
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Seoul, October 12th, 2017
A short visit to the Forbidden City and the first concert at Beijing’s NCPA concert Hall.
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Beijing, October 13th, 2017
On the way from Seoul to Beijing, we celebrate Raymond Curfs’ birthday in music at Seoul airport, and first impressions of Beijing.
On the previous post, I exposed the life of the Shanghainese in the Old City of Shanghai. As I was getting lost in the maze of back-alleys, it didn’t take more than a few minutes until I stumbled across a gambling den. More surprising, by the end of the day, I had visited six gambling […]Read More The gambling dens of Shanghai
The Old City of Shanghai. While in town back in May, I set out for a trip in the traditional urban core of Shanghai, once defended by a strong wall, almost completely gone today. Vulnerable, the Old City is disappearing rapidly, large scale demolition giving way to skyscrapers, residential towers, and squeaky clean developments, while […]Read More The Old City of Shanghai