Philadelphia Orchestra Embarks on Landmark Trip to Europe In May

The members of the Philadelphia Orchestra will pack their bags this May for a voyage to Europe: It is the first time that the Fabulous Philadelphians will embark on a European tour with Music Director Yannick Nezet-Seguin.

“I have long anticipated the first tour of Europe that I will take with the musicians of The Philadelphia Orchestra,” said Nezet-Seguin. “At the conclusion of three years of our partnership I am proud to bring to European audiences this current embodiment of the great Philadelphia Sound that we have collaborated on together.”

Together, Nezet-Seguin and the Orchestra will play over ten cities in Europe, including concerts in Luxembourg, Germany, France, Austria, the Netherlands, and England. Teaming up with the crew include great musical guests Emanuel Ax and Jan Lisiecki on piano and Lisa Batiashvili on violin. Concert goers can expect to hear the works of Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Strauss.

This is yet again another example of how the Orchestra serves as Philadelphia’s cultural “ambassadors,” so to speak, according to Orchestra President and CEO Allison Vulgamore.

“In addition to bringing the great language of music to European audiences we will demonstrate the best that our city and state has to offer the world,” she said.

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