Home >> Previous Page >> News Item


The Philadelphia Orchestra will perform in Mongolia
  New news | Editor's pick | Popular news  

Philadelphia Orchestra to visit Mongolia, first step to a residency

by , Inquirer Classical Music Critic.

The Philadelphia Orchestra has seen many firsts, but few could have imagined this one. In June 2017, the well-traveled ensemble will touch down at Genghis Khan International Airport in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar for concerts that may well be attended by nomads on horseback.

"Or in Jaguars and Cadillacs," said Bulgaa Altangerel, the Mongolian ambassador to the United States.

Such is 21st-century Mongolia, whose urban population constitutes one of the fastest-growing Asian economies. Mongolian officials have been eying the Philadelphia Orchestra's residencies in China - which include concerts as well as street-level interaction with the public - and want a residency for their own country.

A memorandum of understanding with the government of Mongolia was scheduled to be announced today at the Capitol in Washington. The agreement also enhances diplomatic relations that have existed with now-democratic Mongolia for more 30 years.


Tell A Friend Preview
  Tags:   CAFE    CONCERT HALL    Orchestras    People in the News    Professional    Philadelphia Orchestra    Pennsylvania    Mongolia    Ulaanbaatar    Tour    Residency


Classical Music | Classical Music Video | Orchestra | Classical Musician | Concert Hall | Violin | Cello | Piano | Symphony | Viola | Concerto | Philharmonic | Opera Singers | Music Lesson | Choir | Concert Band | Music Teacher Directory

My City    Return to CMC    Video    Audio    Classifieds    Auditions    Jobs    Events    Articles    Blogs    Meet    Links    Search