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June 02, 2015

2015 Europe, June 1: Vienna

The tour party left Paris in the morning for the two-hour flight to Vienna, where the Orchestra gives two concerts at the Musikverein. In every city on the tour the Orchestra’s stage personnel work with local crews to efficiently and safely load in (and load out) all the Orchestra’s trunks and other equipment. Photo by Jan Regan.

June 01, 2015

2015 Europe, May 31: Paris

A rainy day did not discourage Orchestra members from enjoying a free day in Paris on their day off. Some made plans for a trip to Giverny and the gardens that so inspired Impressionist Claude Monet. Some had planned far ahead and purchased tickets to the French Open, which offered exciting play despite a rain delay. Others enjoyed cafés or special dinners with colleagues and friends they know who live here. For one group of musicians, it was an early morning and a 13.1 mile run in the Paris Saint- Germain-en-Laye Half Marathon.  

May 31, 2015

2015 Europe, May 30: Lyon and Paris

While some members of the Orchestra departed for Paris by train in the morning, a group of musicians performed 'pop-up' concerts in Lyon. Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang, violinist Paul Arnold, Principal Cello Hai-Ye Ni, and violist Che-Hung Chen perform at the Place Louis Pradel, which connects the city center, the Hôtel de Ville (City Hall) and the Place des Terreaux, with the Rhône River. Pradel was the mayor of Lyon in the 1950s. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 30, 2015

2015 Europe, May 29: Dortmund to Lyon

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin celebrates the Orchestra’s arrival in Lyon with an all-inclusive selfie while still on the airplane. Photo by Yannick Nézet-Séguin. 

May 29, 2015

The Philadelphia Orchestra on Tour—More than Music

The Philadelphia Orchestra’s first European tour under Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is a smashing success. Critics and audiences alike in Luxembourg, Cologne, Dresden, Berlin, and Dortmund have been reveling in the Philadelphians’ legendary sound and electric performing style. And there’s more to come in Lyon, Paris, Vienna, and Amsterdam before they wrap up in London in June.

May 29, 2015

2015 Europe, May 28: Dortmund

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the Konzerthaus Dortmund’s artist-in-residence, ergo: The Yannick Lounge. This space is located on the top floor of the hall, and is filled with images of Yannick. Curious about the fencing imagery you see? Click here for the explanation. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 28, 2015

2015 Europe, May 27: Dortmund

On Wednesday, May 27, the Orchestra traveled by train from Berlin to Dortmund, where Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin became the Konzerthaus’s artist-in-residence at the beginning of the 2013-14 season. Since the venue opened in 2002, it has served as the home of the Dortmund Philharmonic. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 27, 2015

2015 Europe, May 26: Dresden to Berlin

Some members of the Orchestra departed Dresden for Berlin by bus, while others chose to go by train. Here musicians and staff board the train at the Dresden Hauptbahnhof for the two-hour journey. Photo by Jan Regan.

May 26, 2015

2015 Europe, May 24-25: Dresden

The Orchestra arrived in Dresden and had just a few hours before they were due at the Semperoper. The following day, May 25, was not only Memorial Day in the U.S. but Whit Monday (the day after Pentecost) in much of Europe, including Germany. Many businesses in Dresden were closed and many of its residents ventured south to sunny climates for the long weekend.

May 25, 2015

2015 Europe, May 24: Dresden

On May 24 the Orchestra traveled from Cologne to Dresden. Upon arrival at the airport, buses met Orchestra members at the tarmac.  Here, violist Judy Geist debarks the plane. Photo by Jan Regan.

 

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Orchestra during the soundcheck for Sunday’s concert at the Semperoper Dresden. Photo by Jan Regan.

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