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.
(L to R): Principal Second Violin Kimberly Fisher, cellist Derek Barnes, and Associate Prinicpal Viola Kirsten Johnson surprised visitors to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon by performing a pop-up concert in its Garden. Photo by Jan Regan.
Violinists Mei Ching Huang and Philip Kates also performed at the Place Louis Pradel, but in a café. Photo by Jan Regan.
Associate Principal Horn Jeffrey Lang warms up in the auditorium of the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris prior to the evening’s concert. Photo by Jan Regan.
Clarinetist Gi Woo Lee and Principal Clarinet Ricardo Morales during the concert in Paris: Brahms’s Third Symphony, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto with Emanuel Ax, and the Suite from Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier. Photo by Jan Regan.
The Art Deco Théâtre des Champs-Élysées was designed by Auguste Perret and was founded by journalist and impresario Gabriel Astruc to provide a suitable venue for contemporary music, dance, and opera. It opened in 1913 and immediately became part of one of the most famous events in classical music history when Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring was premiered there on May 29, 1913, causing a riot. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s concert on its 2015 Tour came almost 100 years to the day of that performance by the Ballets Russes. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick shakes the hand of Concertmaster David Kim following the performance, which filled the theater. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick leaves the stage to rousing applause by the audience. Photo by Jan Regan.
At a post-concert reception at the theater, Yannick makes a toast with Orchestra musicians and members of the Orchestra’s Patron’s Tour. Photo by Jan Regan.