Moving San Francisco Across Europe

What does it take to move the San Francisco Symphony across Europe on its $1.8 million tour? “In between transatlantic flights on commercial airliners, the tour schedule includes six chartered flights, two train rides (including one on Eurostar, the new high-speed train that runs from London to Brussels through the Channel Tunnel) and three bus trips for short run-outs to cities such as Brighton and Dusseldorf. But that’s just the humans. Running in tandem, in two climate-controlled trucks, is the cargo – almost 11 tons of evening clothes, cellos and basses, trombones and bassoons and harps and cymbals.”