LSO On Tour

Force 10 from Dalston

Force 10 from Dalston

By | December 22, 2011 at 3:10 pm | 3 comments

There was a distinctly end of term feeling in Munich last night. We may not have been playing any carols but the spirit was there, and it wasn't just the Gluhwein from the snow covered Christmas market. The orchestra, as always, has been working incredibly hard and the break...

Posted in: Germany December 2011, 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

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