Welcome, willkommen, wëllkomm, welkom 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.
We’ll release new content almost every day at nyphil.org/virtualtour. Today’s drop: the first of two slideshows (above), highlights of visits to these six cities from the past decade, captured by Philharmonic photographer Chris Lee. Next week (Monday, May 18), we’ll share pictures taken by the musicians themselves.
Also to come:
- Three video broadcasts as Facebook and YouTube Premieres, featuring two past tour soloists — cellist Yo-Yo Ma (Thursday, May 14) and violinist Joshua Bell (Thursday, May 21) — and the soloist who would have appeared with the Orchestra on the 2020 European tour, Artist-in-Residence Daniil Trifonov (Monday, May 18)
- Two radio broadcasts from past tour performances, the first of which is available here
- A Love Letter to Amsterdam — where the Orchestra would have made history at the 100-year-old Mahler Festival — illuminating the Philharmonic’s century-old friendship with Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
- A New York Philharmonic Archives online exhibit, in partnership with Google Arts & Culture, telling the little-known stories of the Orchestra’s historic tours to these cities
- A Learning @ Home guide to new music in Amsterdam
- A baking how-to video, in which Philharmonic violinist Anna Rabinova prepares the strudel she served to her colleagues on a past visit to Berlin