International Orchestras Tour US for First Time in 2 Years

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Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage (Photo: Jeff Goldberg/Esto)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Royal Philharmonic became the first international orchestra to tour the U.S. since February 2020, completing a 14-concert, nine-city U.S. tour at Carnegie Hall. The traveling party was tested daily as it performed in California, Florida, Virginia, New Jersey and New York. Music director Vasily Petrenko told the audience on Monday night that “to us it means that everything is possible, in even such difficult circumstance.” Musicians who tested positive were left behind in their hotel rooms to isolate. The Vienna Philharmonic is to perform in New York from Feb. 25-27 and in Naples, Florida, on March 1-2.

Ronald Blum for the Associated Press