2015 Europe, June 2: Vienna
It’s been quite warm in Vienna but that hasn’t stopped musicians from enjoying the city in the few hours they had before the evening’s concert. Cellist Robert Cafaro and his wife, Teresa, rented bikes and enjoyed the many bike lanes found through the city. Here they’re discovered at the inner courtyard of the Hofburg, the imperial palace complex. Photo by Jan Regan.
Principal Trumpet David Bilger; his wife, Angela; and their son, Andreas, found their way to Pinocchio, a wooden toy shop in central Vienna. Photo by Jan Regan.
Bass clarinetist Paul Demers (left) and Co-Principal Trombone Matthew Vaughn (right) and his son, Mark, decided to try the sweets at Demel, a famous pastry shop and chocolaterie that was founded in 1786. Photo by Jan Regan.
The poster case outside of the Musikverein showcases the Orchestra’s two concerts.
Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers finds a place in the cramped backstage of the Musikverein to warm up prior to the Orchestra’s performance. Photo by Jan Regan.
Members of the Orchestra’s trombone section pose inside the Grosser Musikvereinssaal prior to the concert: (l to r) bass trombonist Blair Bollinger, Eric Carlson, and Principal Trombone Nitzan Haroz.
Yannick leads the Orchestra in the first half of the concert: Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. The work was given its world premiere by Hans Richter and the Vienna Philharmonic in the Musikverein on December 2, 1883. Photo by Jan Regan.
The Musikverein lacks space and air conditioning found in more modern halls. During intermission musicians gathered by an open window backstage to enjoy the breeze. Photo by Jan Regan.
The second half of the concert opened with pianist Emanuel Ax performing Beethoven’s Third Concerto. Yannick and Ax receive rousing applause not only from the audience but from the Orchestra musicians as well. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick and the Orchestra close the concert with the Suite from Richard Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, an opera set in Vienna in the mid-18th century that is permeated with waltzes. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick and the musicians acknowledge the audience’s standing ovation at the conclusion of their performance. Photo by Jan Regan.
The façade of the Musikverein following the Orchestra’s concert. Photo by Jan Regan.