Celebrate the rich history of the home where The Philadelphia Orchestra first made its sound famous—the glorious “Grand Old Lady of Locust Street.”
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin celebrates the Orchestra’s arrival in Lyon with an all-inclusive selfie while still on the airplane. Photo by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.
Following their triumphant debut appearance in Dortmund, the Orchestra traveled to Lyon, located in France’s Rhône-Alpes Region. Here, Orchestra members and staff arrive at the airport. Photo by Jan Regan.
Luggage fills the lobby of the Lyon hotel as Orchestra members begin their check-in process. Photo by Jan Regan.
Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Orchestra’s debut appearance in Lyon. The concert featured the French premiere of Nico Muhly’s Mixed Messages, Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto, and Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony. Photo by Jan Regan.
The esteemed violin section of The Philadelphia Orchestra during Nico Muhly’s Mixed Messages. Photo by Jan Regan.
Following a fantastic appearance in Dortmund, Emanuel Ax takes the stage with the Orchestra for another performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3. Photo by Jan Regan.
The Auditorium de Lyon was designed by Charles Delfante, urban planner and chief architect of the Part-Dieu, and Henry Pottier, Grand Prix de Rome. The hall opened on February 14, 1975, after more than three years of construction, becoming the official home of the Orchestre National de Lyon. Photo by Jan Regan.