The Orchestra traveled by train to Osaka for a concert. Violinist Elina Kalendarova has been joined on the tour by her father, Edward Kalendar. The two wait outside the Shinagawa Train Station in Tokyo before the 80-minute journey. Photo by Jan Regan.
The trip took the Orchestra past Mount Fuji. It’s a rather rare sight to be able to see the peak through the clouds. Photo by Jan Regan.
Principal Horn Jennifer Montone has brought her family with her on tour. Here she and her husband, Tim, and their boys Max and Felix take advantage of a few hours before the sound check to see Osaka Castle. Photo by Jan Regan.
Osaka Castle is one of Japan’s most famous landmarks. Photo by Jan Regan.
The Orchestra’s concert took place at Festival Hall. This was their first performance in Osaka since 1999. Photo by Jan Regan.
Violinist Ryu Goto joined the Orchestra for the first half of the concert: Takemitsu’s Nostalghia—In Memory of Andrei Tarkovsky and Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Photo by Jan Regan.
The second half of the concert was Brahms’s Symphony No. 2. Photo by Jan Regan.
After the concert Yannick and the musicians gathered for a champagne toast to celebrate the news of his contract extension in Philadelphia, through the 2025-26 season, and his appointment as music director of the Metropolitan Opera. Photo by Jan Regan.
Trumpet player Anthony Prisk photo bombs horn player Denise Tryon (left) and Assistant Concertmaster Marc Rovetti at the reception. Photo by Jan Regan.
Yannick takes a selfie at the reception with the entire Orchestra.