With the Philadelphia Orchestra ending 2014 on a positive note of having a $670,000 surplus on its $39.6 million budget, it seems like a good time to travel to Europe. The last time the Orchestra toured Europe was in 2011 during uncertainty with its financial trouble. Now in 2015, with the Orchestra a resounding success comparatively, a tour of Europe has been announced.
There will be 14 concerts in 10 cities over three weeks. The Orchestra will visit the following major European cities: Luxembourg (May 21 and 22), Cologne (May 23), Dresden (May 24), Berlin (May 26), Dortmund (May 27-28), Lyon (May 29), Paris (May 30), Vienna (June 1-2), Amsterdam (June 4), and London (June 5-6).
Along with the announcement, Yannick Nézet-Séguin current music director, stated: “At the conclusion of three years of our magical partnership. I am proud to bring to European audiences this current embodiment of the great Philadelphia sound that we have collaborated on together.”