The PSO ends its 2008 European tour in Zagreb, Croatia. Jim reports on newspaper reviews, orchestra's health and mood, this tour's impact, future touring plans. Audio of Robert Radtke, Nikolai Lugansky, Beethoven, and Brahms.
From Budapest, after rhythmic applause for the PSO's debut in Bartok Hall at the city's new Palace of the Arts. Audio of Richard and Virginia Simmons, Larry Tamburri, Michael Langley.
On the bus to Zagreb, Jim reports on the Budpest concert with pianist Nikolai Lugansky. Audio of Brahms, Beethoven, Marek Janowski, Paul Silver, Gyorgy Lendval, rhythmic applause.
Jim describes the cultural scene in Hanover, Germany where Leonidas Kavakos and the PSO gave their final concert together on this tour. PSO health update. Anticipation for Vienna. Audio of Brahms, violin encore.
From PSO Music Director Designate Manfred Honeck's house in Vienna, Jim reports on a day of OnQ production and some private celebrations.
From Budapest, a report on the performance at Vienna's Konzerthaus. Audio of Brahms, Manfred Honeck, Larry Tamburri, Andres Cardenes, and his former pupil Jan Fiser.