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Saturday, September 22, 2007

CSO tour September 23 – October 7

Tour programs
A:
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3
INTERMISSION
FALLA The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 2
RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole
RAVEL Boléro
(VERDI Overture to La forza del destino)

B:
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 (Pathétique)
INTERMISSION
HINDEMITH Nobilissima visione
SCRIABIN Poem of Ecstasy
(VERDI Overture to La forza del destino)

Saturday
Depart Chicago

Sunday
Arrive Torino

Monday
Off

Tuesday
Off

Wednesday
10-12:30 CSO rehearsal
9 CSO concert (A)

Thursday
Travel to Verona
8:30 CSO concert (B)

Friday

Travel to Rome
9 CSO concert (B)

Saturday
Off

Sunday

Travel to Essen
8 CSO Concert (A)

Monday
Travel to Munich
8 CSO Concert (A)

Tuesday
Travel to Paris
8 CSO concert (B)

Wednesday

8 CSO concert (A)

Thursday
Off (or travel to London)

Friday

Travel to London
7:30 CSO concert (B)

Saturday
7:30 CSO concert (A)

Sunday
Return to Chicago

This tour has too many travel and concert days. Four or five hours travel time plus packing and then unpacking again all in one day before playing a concert is taxing for the orchestra. Both programs are strenuous. We will see how it goes.

I intend to keep a journal of the tour and post it whenever I can, which may not happen until I get back.

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