Hidden from small

2018 Europe and Israel, May 31-June 1: Vienna

June 01, 2018

Yannick, the musicians, and the rest of the tour party take their annual selfie on the flight from Hamburg to Vienna.

The outside of the Musikverein in Vienna, showing a poster for the Orchestra’s first concert with a sold-out sticker across it. Photo by Jan Regan

The crew unload the trunks at the Musikverein. Photo by Jan Regan

Violinist Dmitri Levin warms up prior to the sound check. Photo by Jan Regan

The Orchestra plays a portion of Strauss’s Don Juan during the sound check. Photo by Jan Regan

Co-Principal Bassoon Mark Gigliotti and bassoonist Holly Blake during the sound check. Photo by Jan Regan

Yannick checks the balance. Photo by Jan Regan

Violists Anna Marie Ahn Petersen and David Nicastro. Photo by Jan Regan

Simone Saxer, from the Weichmann Tourism Service, the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau’s (PHLCVB) international representation office for Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, proposes a toast during a pre-concert reception. PHLCVB is a supporting sponsor of the Europe portion of the tour. Photo by Jan Regan

The space in the Musikverein is so tight the crew has to tip the piano on its side to get it on and off the stage. Photo by Jan Regan 

Yannick, pianist Hélène Grimaud, and the Orchestra take a bow following the performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Photo by Jan Regan

On the second day in Vienna there were a few hours of free time before the evening concert. For Principal Percussion Chris Deviney, that allowed time to visit the Zentralfriedhof (Central Cemetery), where you can find the graves of many famous composers, including Beethoven, Schubert, Schoenberg, Antonio Salieri, and Johann Strauss, Jr. Chris made several grave rubbings to frame once he returns home, including Brahms’s tombstone. Photo by Jan Regan

Horn player Shelley Showers takes a self-guided tour of the city. Photo by Jan Regan

Three portraits of longtime musicians who will retire at the end of the 2017-18 season warming up prior to the start of the concert: Associate Principal Flute David Cramer. Photo by Jan Regan

Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando. Photo by Jan Regan

Principal Oboe Richard Woodhams. Photo by Jan Regan

Yannick leads the Orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4. Photo by Jan Regan

Many music halls, including Vienna’s Musikverein, do not allow photography during performances. Perhaps as a compromise for frustrated photographers and others who need to stay backstage, little peep holes that offer some view of the stage can often be found. Photo by Jan Regan

The audience applauds the end of the Tchaikovsky. Photo by Jan Regan

Yannick leaves the stage after an encore of Elgar’s Salut d’amour. Photo by Jan Regan

First Associate Concertmaster Juliette Kang signs a program after the concert. Photo by Jan Regan