Guangzhou
 
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“I am super excited to go on tour with the MSO to the country of my birth, to support Sir Andrew and the musicians, and also to conduct Carl Vine's V in Shanghai, where my 90-year-old grandma would have the chance to see me onstage for the first time since I was 5!”

Tianyi Lu, Cybec Assistant Conductor 
“Our tour to China will be a great opportunity to forge new friendships and to speak the universal language of music. China is steeped in a rich musical tradition, but its newfound appetite for “Western” classical music is voracious. It will be thrilling for us to show our Chinese friends what Australian musicians can do!”
 
Dale Barltrop, Concertmaster
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James Foster, Senior Manager, Operations 
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Jay Rutter, Brisbane AUS

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MSO China Tour

15–26 May

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The MSO’s 2018 China tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, as well as Lendlease China, the Harold Mitchell Foundation Fund, Li Family Trust, RRL Family Trust and numerous patrons.

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Guangzhou-Shenzhen

 
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An interview with XXXXXXX
 
Album
Shanghai times
 
China VS Australia: 5 differences between audiences 

 
What goes into a major tour?
 
What's the best part of touring?
 
Playlist for the plane
 

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Our first tour of China in 16 years!

China's population is 1.42 billion.

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> Guangzhou 

> Shenzen

> Shanghai 

> Nanjing 

> Hanzghou

> Beijing

“Coordinating 100 musicians and staff has been tough, I can't wait to see them perform”

James Foster, Senior Manager, Operations 
“I am super excited to go on tour with the MSO to the country of my birth, to support Sir Andrew and the musicians, and also to conduct Carl Vine's V in Shanghai, where my 90-year-old grandma would have the chance to see me onstage for the first time since I was 5!”

Tianyi Lu, Cybec Assistant Conductor 
“My trusted travel guide. I travel a lot and this was my most reliable source of information.”

Dale Barltrop, Concertmaster

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15–26 May

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The MSO’s 2018 China tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, as well as Lendlease China, the Harold Mitchell Foundation Fund, Li Family Trust, RRL Family Trust and numerous patrons.

Where are we headed?

Where are we headed?

Six sold out concerts

6 cities

10 days

81 musicians

102 visas 


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Over five tons of freight

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“Our tour to China will be a great opportunity to forge new friendships and to speak the universal language of music. China is steeped in a rich musical tradition, but its newfound appetite for “Western” classical music is voracious. It will be thrilling for us to show our Chinese friends what Australian musicians can do!”
 
Dale Barltrop, Concertmaster
"With a tour party of 102, over 5 tons of instruments and equipment, over 600 flight bookings, 250 train tickets and dozens of coaches; this tour is immensely complex and challenging to put together. However, touring another country with the fine musicians of the MSO is a great privilege and a lot of fun."

James Foster, Senior Manager, Operations 
"I feel privileged to be able to host 20 of our loyal MSO donors on our tour to China. They will have unprecedented access to the musicians and the opportunity to witness the MSO perform to one of the biggest and most appreciative audiences of classical music in the world today. Can’t wait!"
 
Gaelle Lindrea, Director of Philanthropy
"I feel privileged to be able to host 20 of our loyal MSO donors on our tour to China. They will have unprecedented access to the musicians and the opportunity to witness the MSO perform to one of the biggest and most appreciative audiences of classical music in the world today. Can’t wait!"
 
Gaelle Lindrea, Director of Philanthropy
"With a tour party of 102, over 5 tons of instruments and equipment, over 600 flight bookings, 250 train tickets and dozens of coaches; this tour is immensely complicated and difficult to put together. However, touring another country with the fine musicians of the MSO is a great privilege and a lot of fun."
 
James Foster, Senior Manager, Operations

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Dale Barltrop's 
Go-To Travel Tunes
 
Dale Barltrop's 
Go-To Travel Tunes
 

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SZX > PVG: 
Airport thoughts

 
A word from Saul Lewis,
Principal Third Horn
 
 International Touring 101: 
with James Foster
 
A word from Saul Lewis,
Principal Third Horn
 

SZX > PVG: 
Airport thoughts

 
Performing in China: 
a Musician's perspective
 International Touring 101: 
with James Foster
 
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