LSO On Tour

Colin and Nikolaj

By | November 15, 2010 at 9:39 am | No comments

After negotiating the ticket system of Europe, we successfully performed in the Chateau and consequently enjoyed a well earned lie in the next morning when the rest of the orchestra was on a very bumpy flight from Gatwick. As we met up with some wet colleagues in the foyer, it...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Luxembourg/Paris November 2010

Maurice.

By | November 3, 2010 at 10:52 pm | 9 comments

?The relentless schedule which we undertake in this orchestra is tough. It forces you into a way of life which simply sounds ridiculous when you try and explain it to anyone outside of the orchestral world. The hours are long, hard and antisocial, families often take second...

Posted in: Cologne November 2010, LSO On Tour

Planning, Pokemon and Peacocks

By | September 10, 2010 at 9:40 am | No comments

In this job I see some pretty spectacular things, hear astonishing sounds and, on tour at least eat some incredible food (I had goat last night but passed on the bullfrog). I am surrounded by some fabulous musicians and hear the greatest soloists in the world as they pass...

Posted in: China September 2010, LSO On Tour

The Mahler Question

By | August 22, 2010 at 11:16 am | 6 comments

After a relaxing break for a couple of weeks in the summer it would be nice to gradually ease myself back into work with something low pressure and easy. Of course in the music business this simply doesn't happen and so this week we were thrown straight back into the whirlwind...

Posted in: LSO On Tour

Mission Aix – a PM’s perspective

By | April 20, 2010 at 1:01 pm | One comment

Project Manager Craig Thorne gives us a progress update... I certainly can't take all the credit for Plan C - I must mention everyone in the Discovery team who pulled together to make it happen: Paul, Elie, Becca and Laura who spent many hours on hold and online with just about...

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

LSO en France… numereux deux!

By | April 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 3 comments

Chers amis...

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

Vive la France…

By | April 16, 2010 at 6:08 pm | 5 comments

En route vers Aix- en Provence avec mes...

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

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

My oh my Mumbai!

By | April 11, 2010 at 9:39 am | 11 comments

As the seatbelt light came on and people gradually returned to their seats for the final descent into Mumbai, I have to admit to feeling a little nervous. After the incredibly ordered calm of UAE, I knew Mumbai was going to be almost exactly the opposite, but no matter how many...

Posted in: Abu Dhabi & Mumbai April 2010, LSO On Tour

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