In Tuesday’s (1/13) Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns reports on the Philadelphia Orchestra’s recently announced European tour. Led by Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, “The 14 concerts in 10 cities over three weeks will include most of the important European musical capitals, opening in Luxembourg (May 21 and 22) and going on to Berlin (May 26), Paris (May 30), Vienna (June 1-2), Amsterdam (June 4), and London (June 5-6). Other cities include Cologne (May 23), Dresden (May 24), Dortmund (May 27-28), and Lyon (May 29).… One indication of demand for the orchestra/conductor combination is the multiple dates in several cities.… The double date in Dortmund is part of Nézet-Séguin’s artistic residency at the city’s Konzerthaus that includes appearances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra of Europe.… The annual residencies in China haven’t been abandoned: In February, 15 to 20 musicians will be visiting Chinese cities. Also, the kind of residency activities characteristic of the China tours will be carried over into the European tour, which will include a side-by-side performance with musicians of the Orchestre National de Lyon and community activities in the East End of London.”

Posted January 13, 2015