Philadelphia Orchestra partners with Chinese residency program

    They come from two very different parts of the world but the Philadelphia Orchestra and a Chinese residency program share one common goal: to find and nurture young talent and create musical partnerships.

    Fox 29 reports the Philadelphia Orchestra has partnered up with a delegation from Beijing’s National Centre for the Performing Arts.

    An agreement was signed today in Washington.

    According to Fox 29, the cultural exchange begins next May as a one-year pilot program.

    Orchestra president Alison Vulgamore tells Fox 29 the announcement re-establishes the group as a cultural ambassador.

    The news comes after the orchestra filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy in April.

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