LSO On Tour

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

By | September 28, 2011 at 11:44 am | No comments

A member of the audience has sent me some photographs of the concert at G Live. Before and after. Spot the difference! [caption id="attachment_1235" align="aligncenter" width="640" caption="Before"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_1236" align="aligncenter" width="640"...

Posted in: Guildford September 2011, LSO On Tour

Bad light stops play…eventually

By | September 26, 2011 at 11:53 am | 6 comments

Regular readers of the blog will not be surprised to know that I am writing this having just watched Wales destroy Namibia in the Rugby World Cup. My Welsh father and a childhood involving many trips to Cwmllynfell to see my granny, cast my musical soul in red many years ago....

Posted in: Guildford September 2011, LSO On Tour

Ladies and Gentlemen…please welcome the Chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra

By | September 19, 2011 at 9:27 am | 5 comments

I...

Posted in: Beethovenfest September 2011, LSO On Tour

Holy Moly! Its Bucharest…I think

By | September 9, 2011 at 3:42 pm | 9 comments

It's quite usual for me to arrive in a city, leave the hotel, which is different to the one we stayed on previous trips, and not recognise anything at all. There are times when I begin to doubt myself and think that maybe I'm mixing places up. The one constant is the concert...

Posted in: Enescu Festival September 2011, LSO On Tour

Un

By | July 25, 2011 at 8:08 am | No comments

Voici...

Posted in: Aix-en-Provence Festival June & July 2011, LSO On Tour

Storm clouds brewing…what a pit(y).

By | July 13, 2011 at 3:14 pm | One comment

"TOLL CHARGE! Awwww, why do things cost things? I hope you've got money, cos I spent all mine on chocolate cigars!" This is the happy refrain that greets and warns me whenever I put a new destination into my Sat-Nav these days. No, it's not the sterile computer voice of "Kathy"...

Posted in: Aix-en-Provence Festival June & July 2011, LSO On Tour

Code Vestimentaire

By | July 13, 2011 at 9:04 am | No comments

Code Nom masculin (latin codex) a) Ensemble de...

Posted in: Aix-en-Provence Festival June & July 2011, LSO On Tour

Ce soir, premi

By | July 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm | No comments

Sir Colin Davis. Un nom, une...

Posted in: Aix-en-Provence Festival June & July 2011, LSO On Tour

Perdu…in translation.

By | July 6, 2011 at 11:16 pm | No comments

The more astute amongst you will note that I have made scant comment in my periodical postcards of the other opera which is being performed here in Aix. Mozart, I hear, was quite a clever chap. He knew how to write a half decent tune for a start, and there are a fair few of...

Posted in: Aix-en-Provence Festival June & July 2011, LSO On Tour

LSO Wind Academy 2011

By | July 1, 2011 at 4:18 pm | One comment

The eagle eyed readers will have noticed that whilst a large proportion of the LSO is in Aix, almost all of those left behind performed...

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