Day 11 - Concert in Bonn, Germany
A great first concert in Germany at the Kreuzkirche (Church of the Cross) in Bonn. The orchestra earned a standing ovation after playing Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with soloist Stefan Cassomenos in his first tour performance, and Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra.
QYS responded with Radetzky March and the Thunder and Lightning Polka as encores. We were thrilled to have special guests in the audience: conductor Markus Stenz and his wife Alice, and George Wilson’s parents, Cathie Doherty and Bruce Wilson.
It was an extra special occasion as John Curro celebrated his 85th birthday: Happy Birthday John!