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)

For more coverage, go to the tour page on cso.org, Sounds and Stories’ CSO on Tour category, the CSO’s Facebook page and other social media outlets, including Twitter and Instagram.

TOP: Riccardo Muti leads the CSO in concert at the Philharmonie de Paris. | ©Todd Rosenberg Photography 2020

 

 

Master classes and concert in Paris

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
A fish-eye view of the Philharmonie de Paris. 

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
A bellman helps Baird Dodge, principal second violin, with his suitcase as the orchestra leaves Luxembourg.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Sylvia Kim Kilcullen, assistant principal second violin, boards the coach for the two-hour journey to Paris.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Principal Trumpet Esteban Batallán and Principal Horn David Cooper share a little screen time on the ride to Paris.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
CSO bass Stephen Lester provides a little cribbage lesson to cello Gary Stucka and John Sharp, principal cello.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
TravTours agent Guido Frackers helps to direct orchestra members to the buses for the ride to the hotel.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Assistant Concertmaster David Taylor stops to take a photo of the Paris train station.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Assistant Concertmaster Yuan-Qing Yu carries the flowers she received from Maestro Muti after the previous night’s concert.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
The streets of Paris between the train station and the hotel hum with activity.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Opting to walk the hotel from the train, bassoon Miles Maner checks out a shirt shop along the way.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Principal Clarinet Stephen Williamson and horn Susanna Gaunt enjoy the lobby bar while waiting for their hotel rooms to be ready.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Principal Percussion Cynthia Yeh takes a selfie with friend Eric Sammut, principal percussion for the Orchestra de Paris.

Photos by Todd Rosenberg.
Load More