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Ahead of the first concert Jan. 13 at the Philharmonie de Paris, Chicago Symphony Orchestra musicians, staffers and patrons took in the myriad sights and sounds of the City of Light. Some explored historic attractions, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Sacré-Coeur or the Eiffel Tower, while others logged practice time, participated in master classes or enjoyed the fellowship of friends and colleagues.

For more details, go to the tour page on and be sure to check for frequent updates here on Sounds & Stories, the CSO’s Facebook page and other social media outlets, including Twitter and Instagram.