August 20, 2016
Photos: traveling to Helsinki, Finland
Cover Photo: Principal Percussion Brian Mount settles in for the overseas flight.
We've arrived in Helsinki, Finland—all 115 of us! Most photos © Greg Helgeson.
Sunset from the plane.
At the Amsterdam Schipol airport with (L to R) cellists Beth Rapier and Anthony Ross, piccolo player Roma Duncan, bassist Brian Liddle, horn player Bruce Hudson, and Principal Percussion Brian Mount.
President and CEO Kevin Smith is among the travelers waiting for a connecting flight to Helsinki in Amsterdam.
Unmistakable signs in Finnish mark the Orchestra’s arrival in Helsinki. (Pictured, Associate Concertmaster Roger Frisch)
The entire group is spending Saturday acclimating to a new time zone. Enjoying the local berries here at a Helsinki farmers' market are Principal Trumpet Manny Laureano, violist Gareth Zehngut, horn player Bruce Hudson, cellist Eugena Chang, tuba player Steve Campbell, bass player Kristen Bruya, Assistant Conductor Roderick Cox, and bass trombone player Andrew Chappell.
Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, gooseberries, cloudberries—it's high summer in Finland.