Welcome back, willkommen zurück, wëllkomm zréck, welkom terug to Virtual Tour: Europe 2020 (May 11–21), a ten-day digital visit to London, Cologne, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Berlin, and Dresden — where the Orchestra would have performed this month if not for the pandemic.
Today we share two gems:
- A slideshow of photos and memories from the musicians themselves, from the Berlin Wall in 1984 to family reunions across the continent (above). You might enjoy viewing it alongside last week’s slideshow of official shots by Philharmonic photographer Chris Lee.
- The first-ever broadcast of the New York Premiere of Daniil Trifonov’s Quintetto concertante, performed by the composer / pianist and the New York Philharmonic String Quartet at 92nd Street Y in December 2019. The Philharmonic’s Mary and James G. Wallach Artist-in-Residence for the 2019–20 season, Daniil Trifonov would have performed with the Orchestra on tour this month. The broadcast is co-presented with 92nd Street Y.