on tour...
April - June 2002
Image: Jose Carreras in concert
April 3 Amsterdam Netherlands,  Concert at the Royal Concertgebouw

Image: Jose Careras and sculpture at the Palau de le Musica in Barcelona
April 24 Barcelona Spain, concert at the Palau de la Música with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj and the Nuovo Quartetto Italiano
April 27 Busseto Italy, concert in the Teatro Verdi with the Orchestra Sinfonica della Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, conducted by David Gimenez. The following day, Carreras was the guest of honour at the 2002 Verdi Voices competition in Parma, a competition which he had won in 1971.
Performance photo from the Fondazione Monte di Parma
Image: Verdi's tomb in Milan
April 29 Milan Italy, concert with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj at the Casa di Riposo Verdi, the home for elderly musicians founded by Giuseppe Verdi. Verdi is buried in its chapel.
Image: Carreras in Leon from El Norte de Castilla
May 3 León Spain, recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj to inaugurate the new Auditorio de León.
May 7 Redding California, start of California recital tour, accompanied by pianist Lorenzo Bavaj. Further recitals have taken place on May 9 in Santa Rosa, at the Luther Burbank Center; May 12 in San Francisco at the War Memorial Opera House and May 19 in Fresno at the William Saroyan Theater.
Image: Jose Carreras with a patient at the City of Hope-Samaritan Bone Marrow Transplant Unit.
May 14 Phoenix Arizona, recital with pianist Lorenzo Bavaj in the new Dodge Theater. He also visited patients and staff at the City of Hope-Samaritan Bone
Marrow Transplantation Unit in Phoenix.
May 23 José Carreras receives an honorary degree, Doctor of Fine Arts,
from Rutgers University. The citation read...
A renowned tenor and selfless philanthropist, Mr. Carreras is a man of
talent and courage whose musical accomplishments and humanitarian
endeavors have earned him worldwide acclaim. On the stage, his exceptional talents and riveting presence have made his name synonymous with majestic vocal performance. A celebrated artist for more than three decades, he has appeared in more than 60 different roles, gracing the stages of the world's leading operatic venues and making scores of recordings that enjoy enduring international popularity. One of the renowned "Three Tenors," José Carreras helped make modern musical history, reaching billions of people through television appearances and recordings.
Image: Jose Carreras receiving his honorary degree at Rutgers University
His dramatic struggle against leukemia and the subsequent establishment of the José Carreras Foundation to fight the disease on many fronts have been a source of comfort and inspiration to people everywhere. The work of the Foundation has been particularly meaningful to those waging their own battles with the disease, and has helped bring hope to leukemia patients and their families.
Imgae: Photo of Carreras in concert from Correio de Manha
May 31 Lisbon Portugal, concert at the Pavilhão Atlântico with Dulce Pontes, Rão Kyao, António Chainho and the Orquestra Clássica da Madeira
Image: press conference, Madrid
June 3 Madrid Spain. José Carreras, President of the José Carreras
International Leukemia Foundation, signs an accord between the Madrid
Ministry of Health and the JCILF to collaborate in the search for bone
marrow and cord blood donors.  Pictured at right José Ignacio Echániz,
Madrid's Councillor for Health and José Carreras at a press conference
announcing the accord.
Image: José Carreras and the Mayor of Vila-seca, Josep Poblet.
June 13 Press conference at the Palau de la Música Catalana in
Barcelona. The Mayor of Vila-seca (Tarragona), Josep Poblet, announced that the new concert hall at the Municipal Music Conservatory in Vila-seca is to be named Auditorio Josep Carreras in honour of Carreras' distinguished career.
Image: Jose Carreras & Köln Philharmonie Hall
June 19 Cologne, Germany. Benefit Gala Concert for the José Carreras International Leukemia Foundation at the Köln Philharmonie. A further concert was given on June 21  in Nuremburg, Germany at the Park des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
Image: Poster - Vigasio concert
June 23 Vigasio, Italy. Open air concert to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the death of Italian composer, Italo Montemezzi. Also
participating in the programme were director Franco Zeffirelli, soprano
Daniela Dessì, baritone Alberto Mastromarino, tenor Fabio Armiliato and
bass Riccardo Zanellato.
Image: Careras, Pavarotti, Domingo - Press conference for Yokohama 3 Tenors concert
June 27 Yokohama, Japan. Three Tenors concert on the eve of the 2002 World Cup.
The 'ON TOUR' pages  provide a brief sketch of Jose Carreras' activities during a given time period. To view the pages for other time periods, see the ON TOUR INDEX.

For Carreras'  schedule during this period, visit JCARRERAS.COM


Page last edited on: May 25, 2005