CSO Violin Melanie Kupchynsky signs a copy of her book Strings Attached in the airport bookstore. 4 of 15
CSO Violin Kozue Funakoshi reads during the overnight flight from Chicago to Madrid on Monday night. 5 of 15
CSO Principal Cello John Sharp arrives in Madrid and walks through the huge terminal towards the passport gates. 7 of 15
Nicky Kouffeld of TravTours directs CSO members towards the gathering point at the airport upon arriving in Madrid. 8 of 15
Due to delays at O’Hare, CSO staff Heidi Lukas and John Deverman must explain new travel arrangements in Madrid. 9 of 15
Boarding passes and lists are rechecked as the group is split into three for the remaining flights to Las Palmas. 10 of 15
Equestrian statue of King Philip III sitting atop his steed in Madrid's Plaza Mayor. The statue dates back to 1848. 13 of 15
Principal Cello John Sharp heads through the international terminal at O’Hare as Chicago Symphony Orchestra members prepare to board a flight to the Canary Islands.