On Sunday Nov. 17 we bade farewell to Chicago and phone service with the ritual consumption of food and drink from Tortas Frontera. Two weeks later, we're back in Chicago and moving on, but still relishing the memories of our first European tour.
Below you can see photos of our stay in Montreux to rehease with Rachel Kolly d'Alba and Christian Chamorel, preparing for our recording sessions on Chausson's Concerto. Also, you can see our concert day in Lausanne and the Salle Paderewski where we performed, not to mention the amazing hall in La Chaux-de-Fonds where we recorded. Then, we trekked onward to Aurelien's hometown of Nancy (through the Alps in a terribly small station wagon) to play a concert the day after our recording sessions ended. No trip to Europe would be complete without giving an introduction to Chicago new music, so we gave the European premiere of Liza White's "zin zin zin zin" alongside Bartok, Britten, and Verdi. Here's the story in pictures: