When China embraced classical music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour

They put up with half-hearted crowds and a demanding Madame Mao. But those who went on the 1973 China tour with the Philadelphia Orchestra remember it as a monumental event — one whose lasting impact is evident in China’s embrace of Western classical music today.   This article originally appeared on China-US Focus and is … Continue reading When China embraced classical music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s historic 1973 tour