Phila. Orchestra to return to China with more than concerts

April 11, 2013 7:05 AM

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Phila. Orchestra to return to China with more than concerts

The Philadelphia Orchestra is to announce Thursday that it will return to China May 31 to June 9, marking the 40th anniversary of its groundbreaking 1973 debut there with an agenda that goes well beyond concerts.

"We don't want to be seen as just coming in, saying 'Here's the great Philadelphia Orchestra and here's what we'll perform.' People-to-people exchange ... really does happen," said Craig Hamilton, the orchestra's vice president for global intiatives.

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