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June 05, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, June 4: Tel Aviv

There were a number of residency activities today: a side-by-side concert with members of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic and numerous master classes, both involving the participation of students from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music. Founded in 2005 as a unique partnership between Tel Aviv University and the Israel Philharmonic, the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music trains outstanding young musicians and prepares them for professional careers.

June 03, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, June 2-3: Tel Aviv-Haifa

It was a busy few days with a delayed flight from Vienna to Tel Aviv, a welcome party upon arrival in Israel, a residency activity at Oasis of Peace, and the first concert of this leg of the tour, in Haifa.

June 01, 2018

May: A Month of Incomparable Breadth

The month of May brought to citizens of the Delaware Valley a microcosm of what The Philadelphia Orchestra does on a broad basis throughout the entire year.

June 01, 2018

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

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

May 30, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 29-30: Hamburg

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

May 30, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 28: Hamburg--A Video from Organist Paul Jacobs

Learn what it's like to tour as an organist from Paul Jacobs, soloist on the 2018 Tour of Europe and Israel. He performed Wayne Oquin's Resilience with the Orchestra in Brussels, Luxembourg, and Hamburg.

May 29, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 27-28: Düsseldorf and Hamburg

Associate Concertmaster Ying Fu’s daughter, Helen, helps Yannick with his luggage upon arrival at the Düsseldorf Airport.

May 27, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 26-27: A Guest Post from Violinist Amy Oshiro-Morales

I awoke this morning in Paris at 6:20 AM to my daughter Victoria, age seven, asking if it was time to get up yet! My daughter has accompanied me and my husband (Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet) on every Philadelphia Orchestra concert tour since she was one year old so she is already a "pro" at touring. 

May 26, 2018

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

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

May 24, 2018

2018 Europe and Israel, May 23-24: Brussels

Many musicians took advantage of a free day by traveling to Bruges, only an hour by train from Brussels. (L to r) Violinist Elina Kalendarova, horn player Shelley Showers, Co-Principal Bassoon Mark Gigliotti, contrabassoonist Holly Blake, and Associate Principal Percussion Anthony Orlando enjoy a break from sightseeing at a café in the central Markt. Photo by Jan Regan