New Year´s Concert Tour 2009

Our New Year´s concert tour to China was realized in cooperation with a Hannover-based culture organization supported by the local culture bureau. Members of the NDR Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and other north-German orchestras supported the project.

Martin Lill, as conductor and artistic director, led the ensemble in a Strauss overture, well-known Mozart arias as well as the nearly mandatory Chinese classics. He presented everyone with a good image and impressed the Chinese partners with his charm, reliability, music choice, and interpretation. Particularly his performance of several more famous Chinese classical pieces was a big challenge and thus much appreciated. Among the nine cities visited with ten concerts, Changsha, Fuzhou, Xian, and Nanning were those that especially stayed in the Chinese audiences´ memories.