On January 30th the orchestra woke up in Luzern, Switzerland, still excited from the wonderful concert last night. After breakfast in our hotel we traveled to Erl in Tirol, our fourth concert destination. The journey by bus took around 6 hours and we had time to rest and enjoy the countryside.
Today, January 31st, our fourth Grand Chinese New Year Concert started already at 11:00 AM at Festspielhaus Erl in the beautiful landscape of Tirol. At 10:30 the concert hall opened and a stream of people flooded in. It was a Sunday matinee and all tickets for the concert sold out already in advance. It was only the second time we came to Tirol and we have not expected this amazing success. The orchestra felt a very warm and special atmosphere here. The audience loved the Chinese traditional music and the orchestra received a long applause. We want to thank the management of the Festspielhaus, for opening their doors and hearts to the Chinese traditional music. For sure we will visit and bring the best Chinese traditional music to Erl again!
After the concert, we celebrated the birthday of Mr. Luan Dong, who is the leader of the orchestra. He said “Today is going to be the most unforgettable birthday in my life, thanks to all the people who work hard to make this tour possible!”
Tomorrow we will transfer to Linz and present the next concert at Brucknerhaus.