Long Yu Leads China Philharmonic on Triumphant Silk Road Tour

Culminates with Historic Performance in Tehran

Conductor Long Yu led the China Philharmonic Orchestra last week on a six-stop tour through Central Asia-- replicating the famed Silk Road route-- which culminated on Friday, August 14th with a performance in Tehran, Iran.  

Friday night's concert featured Chinese and Western repertory including the music of Dvorak’s “New World” symphony, which Maestro Yu conducted from the original score used for the work’s 1893 premiere with the New York Philharmonic, adding to the historical significance of the event.  

As Maestro Yu told the Washington Post, “The New York Philharmonic gave me the original parts, so it’s very touching if you see the music, you’re touching that history."  

Read the full Washington Post coverage here .