Yesterday was Shanghai Chinese Orchestra in splendid Essen Philharmonie. After three hours drive from Bremen, the group arrived at the concert hall around 4:30pm.
The Grand Chinese New Year Concert is not new to Essen. Some of the people coming yesterday night to SCHO’s concert are proper fans of this production. They came dressed à la chinoise, some of them wearing ties with chinese motifs or thematic ornaments like brooches in the shape of sheep; some others greeted the group in Chinese, saying “ni hao” with a big smile.
It goes without saying, the concert was a huge success. Wang Fujian could’t have enough (he prepared three encore pieces!) and collected one more standing-ovation also here in Essen.
This was the second to last date of this tour… see you in two days in Cottbus for the finale!!!