The Philadelphia Orchestra's May 28-June 10 visit to China will include master classes with Chinese students; sectional coachings with local orchestras; performances at schools and hospitals; career lectures by orchestra administrators, managers, and musicians; and events commemmorating the 1973 China visit, as well as the following concerts:

Friday, Hangzhou: Hangzhou Grand Theatre

First performance by

a U.S. orchestra in this city.

Saturday, Shanghai: Shanghai Oriental

Arts Center

National Children's Day concert benefiting Soong Ching Ling-Pearl S. Buck Fund.

June 2, Shanghai: Shanghai Oriental

Arts Center

40th-anniversary performance with the Shanghai Municipal Orchestra.

June 5, Tianjin:

Tianjin Grand Theater

Simulcast to a plaza

holding 10,000 people.

June 6, Beijing:

National Center for the Performing Arts/'The Egg'

40th-anniversary performance with the

China National

Symphony Orchestra.

June 8, Macau:

The Venetian Theatre.

June 9, Macau:

The Venetian Theatre.


Follow the orchestra's trip on starting

this week.