PHOTOS: Hamburg

The New York Philharmonic made its debut at the newly opened Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, where Alan Gilbert led acclaimed performances of music by Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen with Yo-Yo Ma, Mahler with Christina Landshamer, and John Adams with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, which also performed a late-night chamber concert.

PHOTOS: London

The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour continued in London for the Philharmonic’s third residency at the Barbican Centre under the auspices of its International Associates initiative. Alan Gilbert led the Orchestra in music by Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist, John Adams with the New York Philharmonic String Quartet, and more, and the Philharmonic presented its first-ever Very Young People’s Concert abroad.

PHOTOS: Budapest and Vienna

The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour took Alan Gilbert and the Orchestra to Budapest and Vienna, where they were praised for sensitive performances of Bartók and Mahler in the composers’ homelands.

PHOTOS: Luxembourg, Düsseldorf, and Essen

The EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour continued in Luxembourg, Düsseldorf, and Essen with powerhouse performances of Bartók, Mahler, John Adams, and more in photogenic halls. Meanwhile, in Vienna, the New York Philharmonic presented the Vienna Philharmonic with an anniversary present.

PHOTOS: The Tour Begins in Antwerp

The New York Philharmonic’s two-week, seven-country EUROPE / SPRING 2017 tour — Alan Gilbert’s ninth and final international tour as Music Director — has begun in Antwerp, Belgium. The Orchestra’s first return to the photogenic city in almost a century included a rousing concert of John Adams, Prokofiev with violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, and Berlioz at Antwerp’s newly opened Queen Elisabeth Hall.

SLIDESHOW: Tour Finale in San Francisco

“There was no doubt that we were in for some bold, brawny music-making. And the orchestra didn’t disappoint.” So said the San Francisco Chronicle of Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic in San Francisco, wrapping up the whirlwind CALIFORNIA 2016 tour to great acclaim.

SLIDESHOW: California Playin'

Instruments: check. Music: check. Rad shades: check. Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic went west this week for the CALIFORNIA 2016 tour, which launched with performances in Costa Mesa and San Diego.