Vienna Phil plays in Japan without bravosmain
The orchestra has begun its first tour outside Austria since March.
It is travelling around Japan on chartered buses and closed train carriages. Players are tested for Covid every four days. There is no distancing on stage. The conductor is Valery Gergiev, the soloist Denis Matsuev.
Concertgoers have been ordered not to shout ‘bravo!’ for fear of spreading infection.
First report here.