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Orchestra on Tour

2019 Tour of China

In a time of uncertainty between the United States and China, The Philadelphia Orchestra will serve as a cultural bridge, fostering meaningful exchange and connecting people through music during its 2019 Tour of China, May 16-28, 2019. Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin will lead the tour, bringing the “Philadelphia Sound” to Beijing, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, and Shanghai, with Shanghai-born pianist Haochen Zhang as soloist. The 2019 visit will mark the Orchestra’s 12th tour of China—the most of any American orchestra—and will coincide with 40 years of official U.S.-China diplomatic relations.

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2018 Tour of the Midwest U.S.

The Philadelphia Orchestra will travel to the Midwest U.S. under the baton of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for a three-concert tour from September 25-27, 2018. The tour will include performances in Iowa City, IA, Kansas City, MO, and Ann Arbor, MI, featuring acclaimed violinist Lisa Batiashvili as guest soloist.

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2018 Tour of Europe and Israel

Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra, guest pianists Hélène Grimaud and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and guest organist Paul Jacobs on a tour of Europe and Israel, May 24 through June 5. This marks only the second time the Orchestra has appeared in Israel.

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2017 Tour of Asia

Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin led The Philadelphia Orchestra in its 2017 Tour of Asia, May 23 through June 11, marking his third Asian tour with the ensemble. The three-week tour featured concerts and cultural exchange activities in Shanghai, Beijing, Ulaanbaatar, Seoul, and Hong Kong.

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2016 Tour of Asia and China Residency

Yannick and the Fabulous Philadelphians bring their artistry to the Far East with a three-week Tour of Asia & China Residency, May 19 through June 5. This is the second time Yannick and the Orchestra have traveled to Asia together, following their highly successful inaugural tour in 2014.

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Highlights from Tour History

The Philadelphia Orchestra's numerous historic international tours have brought its music to audiences at home and abroad for generations.

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Recent Tours

2018 - Tour of Europe and Israel
2017 - Tour of Asia
2016 - Tour of Asia & China Residency
2015 - Tour of Europe
2014 - Tour of Asia & China Residency
2013 - Residency and Fortieth Anniversary Tour of China
2012 - Residency & Tour of China
2011 - European Festival Tour
2010 - Tour of Asia
2009 - Tour of Europe and the Canary Islands
2008 - Anniversary Tour of Asia
2007 - United States Tour
2006 - European Festivals Tour
2006 - Tour of Florida and Puerto Rico
2005 - Tour of Asia
2004 - Tour of Europe