LSO On Tour

Dusseldorf, Cologne and Chocolate

By | June 24, 2008 at 3:58 pm | No comments

Since we last spoke, the LSO has been busy with Gergiev doing Mahler, Strauss and Mozart with Haitink, and Mozart and Brahms with Previn. It has been non stop, with a whistlestop trip to Paris that was so brief, I didn't have time to tell you about it. We now have 3 weeks left...

Posted in: Dusseldorf/Cologne June 2008, LSO On Tour

Home Again

By | May 30, 2008 at 8:14 pm | 3 comments

I suppose that this technically isn't a tour blog, as I'm actually writing this sitting in my kitchen. We returned to Stansted airport this morning, mercifully before the end of half term rush. I also feel a little guilty, as a large proportion of the orchestra had a few hours...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Spain May 2008

The Rain in Spain

By | May 29, 2008 at 3:17 pm | No comments

In case any of you were feeling a little envious about our globe trotting exploits, especially now the figures about commuting have been shown to be false, I am happy to tell you that it is raining cats and dogs, and bulls, probably. Bulls, in case you were wondering, because we...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Spain May 2008

Brussels with Pierre Boulez, 6 & 7 May 2008

By | May 9, 2008 at 2:59 pm | No comments

With all the flying visits the LSO makes, often playing in a different city every night, it was somewhat of a relief for the players to be performing two concerts in the same venue on consecutive nights! This was however slightly tempered with the knowledge that the repertoire...

Posted in: Brussels May 2008, LSO On Tour

Next tour blog – New York and Chicago, October 2007

By | August 30, 2007 at 11:15 am | No comments

Coming soon... Look out for the next blog, written by Principal Flautist Gareth Davies, in October 2007. The LSO will be arriving in New York on 15 October, playing three concerts at the Lincoln Center with Sir Colin Davis, and then moving on to Chicago on 22 October for one...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, New York/Chicago October 2007


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

And the winner is…….

By | July 29, 2007 at 1:27 pm | One comment

Mozart!I thought that Robert and I did a great job of trying to persuade the audience that they would much rather hear Zemlinsky or Shostakovich-Alistair must have bribed them on the way in...To be honest I was quite happy to play any of the three quartets but the Zemlinsky...

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


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


By | July 23, 2007 at 5:10 pm | 8 comments

There is a storm here almost every afternoon-I know that this is not particularly interesting but I just needed an excuse to mention lightning.Many thanks to all my friends who alerted me to my spelling mistakes!I cannot spell at the best of times but I was very tired and...

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

its opening night!

By | July 20, 2007 at 10:22 pm | 3 comments

Fork Lightening is slicing through the sky on the afternoon of our second day here at the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach.I hope that we have not brought the great British summer with us!We arrived here on wednesday night after an eventful days travel.The words...

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

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