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Journal: A bittersweet farewell to the tour

Dear friends: I write this wrap up from the Radisson Blu hotel in Baden Baden, Germany, where Martha Gilmer and I…

Day 13: Home again, home again

After a whirlwind two-week tour, CSO members head back to sweet home Chicago. (Todd Rosenberg Photography)

The full house gives the CSO a standing ovation at the end of the concert Saturday.

Day 12: Final tour concert in Luxembourg

At the Philharmonie Luxembourg, a full house gives the Chicago Symphony Orchestra a standing ovation. (That’s CSOA President Deborah Rutter,…

Day 11: A free day in Luxembourg

One of Luxembourg’s city squares at dusk. The country was the final destination on the Chicago Symphony’s winter tour.

Winter Tour 2014

Day 10: Master classes, recitals and concert in Essen, Germany

CSO musicians lead masterclasses and perform on the stage of the Essen Philharmonie.

Day 9: Tenerife to Essen

Maestro and Mrs. Muti join the CSO staff and crew for dinner in Essen on Wednesday night.

Concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Day 8: Concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Part 2

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra concludes its final concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Day 7: Concert at Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Welcome to Santa Cruz de Tenerife! The Chicago Symphony Orchestra arrived Monday for two more festival concerts Monday and Tuesday.

Day 6: Las Palmas to Tenerife

Maestro Muti greets CSO musicians and their colleagues from the Orquesta Sinfonica de Tenerife at dinner on Sunday after their…

Journal: President’s greetings from Las Palmas

It was truly a shock to arrive in Las Palmas where the temperature differential from Chicago is so much I…

Day 5: The final concert in Las Palmas

Day 4: 30th annual Canary Islands Music Festival

Journal: Ever heard a cimbasso?

Day 3: Tour rehearsal in Las Palmas

Day 2: Free day in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria

Day 1: En route to the Canary Islands

Journal: All’s well that ends well, even with travel glitch

Winter Tour 2014 schedule