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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

The Rain in Spain

By | May 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm | No comments

In case any of you were feeling a little envious about our globe trotting exploits, especially now the figures about commuting have been shown to be false, I am happy to tell you that it is raining cats and dogs, and bulls, probably. Bulls, in case you were wondering, because we...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Spain May 2008

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