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With the concert at the Philharmonie de Paris just hours away, it was a day of music-making  all around. CSO musicians Jay Friedman, Robert Chen,  Alex Hanna, Stefán Ragnar Höskuldsson, and Cynthia Yeh squeezed in some master classes, while Kenneth Olsen and Yuan-Qing Yu offered impromptu serenades at a Paris hospital. Then it was off to the Philharmonie for the tour’s first concert, featuring works by Hindemith, Elgar and Mussorgsky.

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TOP: Riccardo Muti greets actor Gerard Depardieu, a longtime friend and collaborator. In February at Symphony Center, Depardieu will join the CSO and Muti for performances of Prokofiev’s Ivan the Terrible. | Todd Rosenberg Photography