Chad Winkler is a member of the Pittsburgh
Symphony Orchestra trumpet section. He is a native of Morgantown,
West Virginia, and he received
his Bachelor of Music degree from West
Virginia University. He’s been keeping a journal while traveling through Europe
with the Pittsburgh
Symphony, and emailing it back to us when he can! You can find the first part of his adventure here.
May 16 --
After a few days in Basel, we are headed in a
few hours across the border to Germany for a concert tonight
in Stuttgart. Last night's concert was very well
received and a great way to kick off the tour! I'm spending the last few
minutes -- before the long bus ride -- enjoying a coffee (and free internet!)
I found this sign
outside a shoe store yesterday while walking around Basel! Winkler's are
Seven days down and
twelve more to go! What a privilege it has been to perform for packed houses
and enthusiastic audiences.
Before Frankfurt, we spent about 18
hours in Paris -- and I got to do a
small amount of sight-seeing, including the majestic Eiffel Tower! (sorry about the
lighting -- the sun was in and out of the clouds!)
you all for reading! I hope you've enjoyed getting a small taste of what we've
been up to!