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Mission Aix – part 1

By | April 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm | 4 comments

The LSO has a new Discovery (education) project as part of our residency with the festival in Aix en Provence involving four players visiting a few times over the next couple of months, and culminating in July when the whole orchestra will go out and give two concerts. We are...

Posted in: Aix en Provence education April 2010, LSO On Tour

1000km to Aix – smASHing!

By | April 16, 2010 at 9:46 am | 2 comments

It should have been so easy - a long weekend in Aix en Provence to coach some youth orchestras and lead some schools' workshops in preparation for the Orchestra's visit to our new residency at the Aix Festival in July. It's only 2 hours from Gatwick to Marseille. What could...

Posted in: Aix en Provence education April 2010, LSO On Tour

BYE BYE DAYTONA BEACH!!!!!!!!

By | July 29, 2007 at 7:40 pm | 3 comments

So I'm in the lobby of the hotel waiting for the coach to the airport! We've all had a fantastic trip here and really hope it all works out to return in 2009!!!! The staff and volunteers of the Florida International Festival have been looking after us and everything has...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival July 2007, LSO On Tour

Click, Clack MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

By | July 26, 2007 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments

So a summary of the story goes something like this - The cows and chickens write letters to Farmer Brown requesting electric blankets (2-5-2 models of course!). He doesn't comply with the request and the animals go on strike meaning Bryn (LSO Harpist) doesn't get his milk,...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival July 2007, LSO On Tour

Daytona Beach – Day 2

By | July 20, 2007 at 10:13 pm | No comments

So the first morning in Daytona started early. The jet lag to the U.S. always results in waking very early as it is five hours behind. I opened my curtains for the first look out of my room in daylight. There was a fantastic view of the pool 7 floors below, the beach and the sea...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival July 2007, LSO On Tour

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