Palm trees in Palm Desert, California

Last week the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra touched down in California to begin our tour in the USA with our Music Director, Vasily Petrenko.

The first week of our January tour featured pianist Olga Kern and music by Britten, Elgar and Grieg, before we flew over to Florida for our residency in Orlando’s Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from 19 – 26 January. Concerts on the East Coast are to follow in the last week of the month, topped off with a concert in New York's Carnegie Hall on 31 January, with this performance being given in honour of Lilia Bloom.

See photos from each of our pits stops on our journey along the Sunshine State’s West Coast below.


Santa Barbara

RPO LA breakfast

Enjoying the first breakfast of tour in LA

Beach trip

Enjoying a trip to Santa Barbara's beach.

 Granada Theater interior

Granada Theater

And we luckily avoided disaster!


Palm Desert

Principal Bassoon Richard Ion took some snapshots of RPO players in Palm Desert before the evening's concert there.

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Tim Palm Desert square

Fraser Palm Desert square

McCallum outside

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Second Violin Sali-Wyn Ryan marked some RPO history backstage in McCallum Theatre!

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Costa Mesa

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Photo: Richard Ion

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Photo: Richard Ion

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Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Concert Hall


Davis

The last stop in California was the Mondavi Center's Jackson Hall in Davis.

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Vasily Petrenko and RPO Leader Duncan Riddell

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...and then we were off again to travel to Orlando's Dr Phillips Center for the next leg of the tour!

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Photo: Richard Ion

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