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Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts will be rededicated as Marian Anderson Hall, home of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Elizabeth Hainen, Yannick, Anna Marie Ahn Petersen

2023 Europe Tour, November 1: Paris—Hamburg

Posted by:  The Philadelphia Orchestra on November 03, 2023


Nov. 1, Paris: The buses pass the Arc de Triomphe on their way to Charles de Gaulle Airport on a rainy morning in Paris. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Paris: Violist Meng Wang helps guide the musicians through the airport. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Paris: Yannick poses with Associate Principal Timpani/Percussionist Angela Zator Nelson and her family at the airport. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Somewhere in the sky over Europe: Yannick speaks to the Orchestra on the flight to Hamburg. He referenced the rave reviews they had received thus far and invited everyone to a party following the first concert in Hamburg. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: The beautiful Elbphilharmonie in the Port of Hamburg. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Principal Librarian Nicole Jordan distributes music for that evening’s concert while pianist Daniil Trifonov warms up. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Violinist Paul Arnold hangs his instrument on one of the unique wall hooks backstage at the Elbphilharmonie. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Trumpet player Anthony Prisk warms up. The fascinating honeycomb wall treatment (known as “white skin”) was not just used in the concert hall at the Elbphilharmonie but also backstage. It’s made from high density gypsum fiber panels. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Alan Gilbert, chief conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra and a guest conductor in Philadelphia, chats backstage with Principal Percussion Christopher Deviney. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: It was a star-studded evening at the Elbphilharmonie. Alan Gilbert meets up with violinist Joshua Bell and Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc., in the hall prior to the beginning of the concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick, Daniil, and the Orchestra perform Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto in the first half of the concert. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: A view inside the main hall during the Concerto, showing the sold-out audience surrounding the Orchestra. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: For encores, Daniil played the Gavotte from Bach’s Partita No. 3 for solo violin in an arrangement by Rachmaninoff and Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: The horn section during the second half of the concert, which featured Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 2. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Members of the viola and cello sections during the Symphony. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: The Second Symphony has become somewhat of a staple for the Philadelphians, and the ensemble has recorded the piece five times, most recently in 2018 with Yannick. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: During the first movement of the Symphony, Associate Principal Bass Gabriel Polinsky broke a string. He left the stage between movements to replace it, returning for the final two movements. by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: A view from behind the Orchestra. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick and the Orchestra stand at the end of the concert to acknowledge the audience’s enthusiastic applause. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick quiets the audience to invite them, in German, back for the Orchestra’s second concert the following evening. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick and his husband, Pierre Tourville, at the post-concert party they hosted at Carl’s. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick makes a toast at the party. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick takes a selfie with Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen (left) and violist Anna Marie Ahn Petersen. Photo by Todd Rosenberg


Nov. 1, Hamburg: Yannick makes the rounds at the party, here toasting with English horn player Elizabeth Masoudnia, bass trombonist Blair Bollinger, Acting Assistant Bass Nathaniel West, Assistant Principal Second Violin Dara Morales, and horn player Chris Dwyer. Photo by Todd Rosenberg

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