(KTVI)-The St. Louis Symphony has returned home from its first international tour since 1998. Led by Music Director David Robertson, the four-night tour included sold-out debut performances at the BBC Proms in London, the Musikfest Berlin | Berliner Festspiele, the Lucerne Festival, and also a concert in Paris, which opened the season at the famed Salle Pleyel.
Concerts included works by Beethoven, Brahms, Sibelius, Schoenberg, Gershwin, Ives and Elliott Carter. Acclaimed violinist Christian Tetzlaff was the featured soloist for the tour. The shows were well-received by European and American critics alike.
Several Symphony musicians spent the trip blogging, tweeting and updating Facebook about their experiences. Images from the tour by photographer Dilip Vishwanat were also available on-line in real-time. The blog is still available on-line at www.stlsymphony.org/tourblog.