This week the NAC unveiled a stunning photographic exhibit by NAC Orchestra musician Colin Traquair (trombone). The photos were taken last October during the NAC Orchestra’s landmark 18-day performance and education tour of China, which included stops in Hong Kong, Beijing, Guangzhou, Chongqing, Fuling, Tianjin, and Shanghai.
During the China tour Colin made one friend that he will never forget; a lovely old woman in the Chongqing market that was so friendly she took Colin to lunch. It was as an encounter of a lifetime.
“This is my photographic impression of the vast and miraculous complexity that is China,” said Colin Traquair. “I’ve tried to capture the spirit of the individual, the fantastic architecture – both ancient and modern – and the Chinese people’s amazing ability to defy the laws of physics through transportation.”
The exhibit will be on display in the Southam Hall Foyer until January 30th.