In a capstone to our Leonard Bernstein centenary celebration, we present his quirky, complex, irreverent, and very humorous operetta Candide, with orchestral staging.
Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen during the morning rehearsal of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 2 (“The Age of Anxiety”). Photo by Jan Regan. Photo by Jan Regan
Later that evening the musicians and tour staff returned to the Elbphilharmonie for the concert. The building sits atop an old warehouse and is located in the HafenCity district of Hamburg, formerly part of the Port of Hamburg. It is now being revitalized with new hotels, shops, office and residential buildings. Photo by Jan Regan
WRTI host Gregg Whiteside (left) and engineer Ray Devine get ready to broadcast the May 28 concert from Hamburg back to Philadelphia. Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties the broadcast had to be postponed until May 30. They will travel to Vienna and Israel for additional broadcasts. Photo by Jan Regan
Principal Trumpet David Bilger (left) and horn player Ernesto Tovar Torres chat backstage prior to the concert. Photo by Jan Regan
Yannick conducts the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Fourth Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan
Photo by Jan Regan
Audience members leave the hall with the sun setting in the windows behind them. As Hamburg is quite far north, it stays light late into the evening at this time of year. Photo by Jan Regan
Yannick threw a party for the musicians and staff following the concert. Photo by Jan Regan
May 30 was a rare day off during the tour. Some musicians decided to do some sightseeing, while others had a more relaxing day, to reenergize themselves for the remainder of the tour.
(L to r): Tour doctor Glenn Newell, cellist Derek Barnes, and substitute cellist Glenn Fischbach rented bikes and took a long ride along the Elbe River. Photo by Jan Regan
(L to r): Violist Anna Marie Ahn Petersen, violist Meng Wang, Principal Flute Jeffrey Khaner, and Principal Harp Elizabeth Hainen took the opportunity to try one of Hamburg’s fine restaurants. Photo by Jan Regan
(L to r): Associate Principal Clarinet Samuel Caviezel, oboist Jonathan Blumenfeld, and Associate Principal Flute David Cramer on their way to dinner. Photo by Jan Regan