Why hello again! During our time in Beijing, the YGC got the chance to sing with voice students from the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing in Beethoven's Ode to Joy, a magnificent piece YGC got to perform last year with Yale Philharmonia! We all had such a great time rehearsing together and also had some free to time to get to know each other. I hope you enjoy the snippets provided below. Thanks in particular to Peter for recording the Ode the Joy rehearsal :)
Ode to Joy pt 1
Ode to Joy pt 2
Ode to Joy pt 3
Ode to Joy pt 4
Some friends and I got to hang out with really cool kids from the CCOM. They showed us to a nearby garden that was actually once part of the wall that surrounded the forbidden city! We even got treated to an early dinner at a local dumpling shop, which was delicious!!