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By | February 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm | No comments

Although I am in Basingstoke today, I shall not be filling you in on backstage gossip as it isn't really a tour. However we travel to Paris on Monday with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Visit the site for regular blogs. If you are suffering from blog addiction then you might be...

Posted in: France/Germany February 2009, LSO On Tour

The Winner of the competition is………

By | December 3, 2008 at 10:47 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_169" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Japanese shop, but what does it sell?"][/caption] Good Morning everyone. Its nearly 10am in London, but 7pm here. Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming in, its good to know what you think. Important...

Posted in: Japan December 2008, LSO On Tour

Japan Tour

By | November 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm | No comments

We are off to Japan on Monday. Read all about the highs and lows of life on the road. Make sure you visit regularly to get all the latest on whats happening in the far...

Posted in: Japan December 2008, LSO On Tour

Mobile and Immobile

By | October 31, 2008 at 1:50 pm | One comment

We had a free day today, (well, except for the concert in the evening) so a small group of us from the woodwind section thought it would be nice to wander down to the Prado. Unfortunately the weather was being very British, so by the time we reached the gallery we were soaked to...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Spain October 2008

Thursday? Must be Brussels then-and its my birthday!

By | October 12, 2008 at 6:27 pm | 4 comments

Many thanks to all the Welsh readers of the blog who spotted my deliberate mistake last week-glad to see you are all paying attention in cyberspace. I feel fortunate that you point out my typographical errors rather than any wrong notes which may or may not come out of my...

Posted in: Brussels/Rotterdam October 2008, LSO On Tour

Croeso i Gymru !

By | October 8, 2008 at 11:59 am | No comments

When we were kids, travelling along the M4 in the back of the Triumph 2000, my brother and I would always crane our necks so that we could say we were the first one to see the Severn Bridge. Shortly after crossing, I always used to feel a tingle of excitement as we passed the...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Swansea October 2008

A Hot and Steamy Sicilian Night

By | July 14, 2008 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments

If you are reading this in England, you might want to go and check your email for a moment and come back in five minutes. We left a very wet Stansted Airport at 9am this morning, and landed 3 hours later at Palermo airport. If you are enjoying the English summer of rain, I...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Sicily/Italy July 2008

Oh Cologne!

By | June 27, 2008 at 9:15 am | No comments

The hall in Cologne has a lovely acoustic but also the steepest stairs I think I've ever seen. That bit of time at the start of a concert before the oboe sounds the A, you know, the bit where you stare at us waiting to start and we stare back at you. It often reminds me of those...

Posted in: Dusseldorf/Cologne June 2008, LSO On Tour

Dusseldorf, Cologne and Chocolate

By | June 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm | No comments

Since we last spoke, the LSO has been busy with Gergiev doing Mahler, Strauss and Mozart with Haitink, and Mozart and Brahms with Previn. It has been non stop, with a whistlestop trip to Paris that was so brief, I didn't have time to tell you about it. We now have 3 weeks left...

Posted in: Dusseldorf/Cologne June 2008, LSO On Tour

Home Again

By | May 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm | 3 comments

I suppose that this technically isn't a tour blog, as I'm actually writing this sitting in my kitchen. We returned to Stansted airport this morning, mercifully before the end of half term rush. I also feel a little guilty, as a large proportion of the orchestra had a few hours...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Spain May 2008

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