13 July 2012
Yes, that’s Philharmonic Principal Oboe Liang Wang performing in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations. Wang participated June 25 in a Celebratory Cultural Performance highlighting U.S and Chinese relations as part of U.N. Public Service Day events. The Chinese-born Wang performed Telemann’s Fantasies Nos. 1 and 8 for an audience of diplomatic guests, an event that was broadcast live to China. It was an honor, he reports, but also a most unusual experience to see the General Assembly filled with musicians and Chinese dancers.