After a long journey, Executive Director Dan Hart, Music Director JoAnn Falletta and husband Robert Alemany, and Poland Tour Ambassador Cindy Abbott Letro arrived in Krakow. They met several members of the wind octet there on Tuesday, and shared dinner and happy hour. Today was a free day in Krakow. Unfortunately, it was also a rainy day in Krakow, but Dan and JoAnn still got out and experienced the city.
Meanwhile, our instruments, music and wardrobe trunks continue their journey. The US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Customs cleared everything for export. Our trunks landed in Liege, Belgium, the nearest cargo airport to our destination. Stagehands Charlie Gill and Sean Avery met them there, and will continue on with them to Wroclaw — a ten-hour road trip!
Tonight, our musicians are putting the final touches on their bags, doing one last load of laundry, revising the instructions for the pet-sitter and saying a temporary farewell to all of their friends and family. Their own journey begins tomorrow afternoon. Keep checking in — we’re just getting started!