Last night the orchestra surprised the Rio audience with a last minute change: Pinchas Zukerman performed Mozart third violin concerto with the IPO.

Pinki is on a chamber music tour of South America with his wife Amanda.  It’s the kind of surprise that only Zubin and Pinki, two life-long friends, can pull off!  After intermission, the orchestra continued with the planned program: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony.

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This morning, the orchestra flies to San Paolo for an outdoor evening concert in Campinas.  It was a rushed visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it was nice waking up in Rio to the sound of waves on the beach!

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