An early arrival in Cologne allowed for musicians to spend some time walking around the city. Violist Che-Hung Chen and First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang cross the Rien Bridge. To their right is a wall filled with padlocks people hook there as a symbol of their love for each other. Photo by Jan Regan.
Acting Assistant Principal Cello John Koen gets a request for an autograph just before the concert begins. Photo by Jan Regan.
Violinist Lisa Batiashvili performs Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. She appears with the Orchestra again in Berlin! Photo by Jan Regan.
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin and Lisa Batiashvili take a bow following her performance. Photo by Jan Regan.
Concertmaster David Kim and First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra stand before the Cologne Philharmonie’s appreciative audience. Photo by Jan Regan.
Violist Ji Hyun Son, clarinet player Gi Woo Lee, and Principal Viola Choong-Jin Chang enjoy a beer backstage at the Philharmonie. This hall has a tradition of serving beer backstage after concerts! Photo by Jan Regan.