Ahead of their Paris concert on the Europe Tour 2020, musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted master classes for students at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse. Meanwhile, others squeezed in some sightseeing and shopping, as they negotiated the obstacles posed by transit strikes that have crippled the city since Dec. 5.
Then it was on to the Philharmonie de Paris for a program of Wagner, Hindemith and Dvořák, conducted by Riccardo Muti. After Paris, the tour begins its final week, with three stops in Italy (Naples, Florence and Milan) and one in Switzerland (Lugano).
TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2020