A photographer’s view of the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Europe tour

Posted on: September 6, 2017

“When he’s photographing LeBron James, Kevin Garnett or Michelle Obama, Todd Rosenberg might get a couple of minutes with his subject,” writes Elizabeth Bloom in Tuesday’s (8/5) Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “But on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s [current] European tour, Mr. Rosenberg is spending every waking minute with his subjects…. [Rosenberg] gives Pittsburghers an inside look at … the challenges and highs of traipsing through Europe with double-basses, cellos and French horns … The tour of Austria, England, Germany, Romania and Switzerland continues through Friday…. Mr. Rosenberg, 49, has amassed an impressive freelance photography career…. On assignment for the Associated Press in the mid-1990s, he was asked to shoot a rehearsal of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti…. It led to a long-term relationship with the CSO…. His images, intimate looks at the PSO’s life on the road… are available on the PSO’s tour blog and social media platforms…. Rosenberg isn’t the first photographer to join the symphony on tour. Benjamin Spiegel played with the orchestra for 17 years before swapping his bassoon for a camera and becoming the orchestra’s official shutterbug from 1960 until his death in 1996…. The PSO plans to post some of the collection in its digital archives.”

Posted September 6, 2017

Pictured: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass Jeff Turner finds a quiet moment to warm up before the orchestra’s rehearsal in Wiesbaden, Germany on August 28, 2017. Photo by Todd Rosenberg