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2018 Europe and Israel, May 25-26: Luxembourg and Paris

May 26, 2018

The Orchestra traveled by bus for the almost three-hour trip from Brussels to Luxembourg for the second concert of the Tour, at the Philharmonie Luxembourg, designed by Christian de Portzamparc. Photo by Jan Regan

Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu warms up before the start of the concert. Photo by Jan Regan

Pianist Hélène Grimaud performs Brahms’s First Piano Concerto. Photo by Jan Regan

Members of the wind section during the concert. This is the final tour for Associate Principal Flute David Cramer (front row, second from left), who is retiring at the end of the season. Photo by Jan Regan

Paul Jacobs opened the second half of the concert with Wayne Oquin’s Resilience. Photo by Jan Regan

Yannick leads the Orchestra in Schumann’s Fourth Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan

Photo by Jan Regan

The Orchestra in the nearly packed Grand Auditorium at the Philharmonie Luxembourg. Photo by Jan Regan

Composer Wayne Oquin, organist Paul Jacobs, and Yannick pose backstage before the concert.

A number of Orchestra musicians have brought along family members on the Tour. Cellist Alex Veltman and his father, Rudolf, enjoy the train ride from Luxembourg to Paris. Photo by Jan Regan

Associate Principal Timpani and percussionist Angela Zator Nelson and her mother, Janice, wait for the bus in Paris. Photo by Jan Regan

Violinist William Polk and his wife, Assistant Principal Viola Kerri Ryan, take advantage of the proximity of the Arc de Triomphe to their hotel. Photo by Jan Regan

The Philharmonie de Paris, designed by Jean Nouvel.

Another view of the Philharmonie.

While in Paris, (right to left) bass player Duane Rosengard, Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers, and Houston Symphony Principal Bass Robin Kesselman, who is a substitute on the Tour, met with master bow maker Jean Grunberger (left) backstage before the concert. All three use his bows.

Interim Orchestra Co-President Ryan Fleur addresses members of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitor’s Bureau (PHLCVB) at a pre-concert reception. The PHLCBV is a supporting sponsor of the Europe portion of the tour. Photo by Jan Regan

The Orchestra made its debut at the Philharmonie de Paris, performing a concert of works by Brahms, Schumann, and Strauss in the Grande Salle Pierre Boulez. Photo by Jan Regan

Photo by Jan Regan

Photo by Jan Regan