Back in China 50 years after historic trip, a Philadelphia Orchestra violinist hopes to build ties


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Philadelphia Orchestra's 73-year-old violinist Davyd Booth, center, leads other members as they arrive at the Beijing Capital International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023. Musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra arrived in Beijing on Tuesday, launching a tour commemorating its historic performance in China half a century ago in signs of improving bilateral ties ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between President Joe Biden and Xi Jinping. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING – Fifty years after the Philadelphia Orchestra's history-making visit to China in 1973 that helped build then-fledgling U.S.-China ties, Davyd Booth hopes for a repeat performance. The 73-year-old violinist...