On 24 October 2015, the Czech Philharmonic departed for a concert tour of Japan. When it returned, on 5 November, it had played 8 concerts in sold-out Japanese halls, had travelled thousands of kilometres by road and air and had brought back memories of many artistic and social events, including some new culinary experiences. The tour was a demanding one for everyone, but its success was huge and well deserved.
The Czech Philharmonic is currently on a tour of the United States that will culminate on 17 November with a concert in Washington's National Cathedral. On 16 November the orchestra will appear in the famous Carnegie Hall, playing the equally famous New World Symphony by Antonín Dvořák. The following article gives a brief overview of the orchestra's previous tours across the Atlantic.