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The end of the show

By | May 3, 2009 at 6:23 am | 2 comments

I think that Daytona Beach fell in love with Kristian Jarvi last night. Anyone who was at the concert we did with him in the Barbican a while ago will know what I'm talking about. The audience wasn't quite as full as other shows here-it was a conductor they weren't familiar with...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

Mission Impossible

By | May 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments

[gallery] After a very welcome day off where I personally did very little except move from pool to beach, the second free day saw a lot of us whizzing around at high speed. The organisers of the festival had very kindly organised for us to visit the Daytona NASCAR racing track....

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

Coast to Coast

By | March 12, 2009 at 8:19 pm | No comments

Hello everyone, We are off on a coast to coast tour of the USA. There will be blogs every couple of days and you can even catch up on Twitter, just follow the link on the left. Don't forget to keep coming back to the site for the latest in backstage gossip and...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, US Coast to Coast March 2009

Chez mon ou?

By | February 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm | One comment

After C.S. lewis decorated my back garden last week, Paris seems rather drab. We arrived yesterday to a grey and miserable city, cloaked in a wet blanket of cloud; despite the travel nightmare which was last week in London, I began to long for the crunchy snow again. Still we...

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

Back on the blog

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

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