By Eric Dundon
The final stop of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra's 2023 European tour felt familiar. That's because the the orchestra's most recent tour in 2017 included the same venue: the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Spain.
The reception by the Spaniards was warm and inviting, memories of the 2017 performances still swirling in the heads of many.
Photos by Rafa Martin/Ibermusica
Music Director Stéphane Denève.
Pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.
Ólafsson acknowledges the audience in Madrid.
Music Director Stéphane Denève leads the orchestra in Grieg's Piano Concerto.
The SLSO last performed in this venue in 2017.
SLSO violinists during Rachmaninoff's Symphonic Dances.
SLSO violists and cellists.
Víkingur Ólafsson received a raucous round of applause.
The SLSO performs at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, Spain.
Members of the SLSO's double bass section.