Hidden from small

2015 Europe, May 28: Dortmund

May 29, 2015

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the Konzerthaus Dortmund’s artist-in-residence, ergo: The Yannick Lounge. This space is located on the top floor of the hall, and is filled with images of Yannick. Curious about the fencing imagery you see? Click here for the explanation. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick leaves his dressing room backstage at the Konzerthaus and walks toward the stage to begin the concert. The words “silence please” are written in numerous languages on the walls. Photo by Jan Regan.

With only one night off since her previous appearance with the Orchestra in Berlin, Lisa Batiashvili thrilled the audience with her amazing performance of Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto. Photo by Jan Regan.

The capacity crowd rewards Lisa, Yannick, and the musicians by giving them a standing ovation. Photo by Jan Regan.

Principal Bass Harold Robinson, Assistant Principal Bass Joseph Conyers, and Nathaniel West perform Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony, which closed the concert and brought concertgoers once again to their feet. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick acknowledges musicians during the thunderous applause of the audience, which was rewarded with an encore, Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise. Photo by Jan Regan.

Following the end of the concert, musicians leave the stage and head downstairs to their trunks and awaiting buses. On the right, Konzerthaus staff members hand bottles of beer to those interested. Photo by Jan Regan.

Yannick greets a longtime fan of the orchestra, Jochen Christensen of Toening, Germany. Between him and his brother, Olaf, they own about 200 Philadelphia Orchestra recordings and always attend at least one concert of the Philadelphians while on tour. Unfortunately Olaf was not able to make it this time due to ill health, the first time since 1960 that he’s missed an Orchestra performance . Photo by Jan Regan.