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

Lightning,lightning,lightning…..

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

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

Next tour blog – Florida International Festival, July 2007

By | June 4, 2007 at 10:39 am | One comment

Coming soon ... Look out for a new blog from the LSO's residency at the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach, USA. The Orchestra arrives in Daytona on 19 July...

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

Kuala Lumpur and Home

By | May 3, 2007 at 7:35 am | 3 comments

It's day three in Kuala Lumpur, courtesy of UBS sponsorship, and we're all about ready to come home now, in spite of the fact that here is just so nice. Very hot and humid, and terrific food to be had, whether it's at the street vendors on Bukit Bintang or the many Malaysian and...

Posted in: Far East April & May 2007, LSO On Tour

Taiwan and Towers

By | May 1, 2007 at 10:19 am | 4 comments

The concert in Taipei, which is sponsored by UBS, takes place in an enormous hall with a pagoda style roof, and in front of not only the audience seated inside, but a few thousand others watching a simultaneous relay to the screens outside. And if you ever wondered the extent to...

Posted in: Far East April & May 2007, LSO On Tour

Farewell China

By | April 28, 2007 at 12:55 pm | 2 comments

Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei Just North of Hong Kong, and a handy stop over for the LSO's next concert of the tour, Guangzhou is a bustling, steamy city, with much in the way of colonial architecture, and huge shopping centres. We go for Italian food, in a nearby restaurant...

Posted in: Far East April & May 2007, LSO On Tour

Masterclasses

By | April 26, 2007 at 10:59 am | One comment

During the Orchestra's stay in Beijing it took part in a conducting masterclass with students from the Central Conservatory of Music, led by Daniel Harding. Three students conducted the Orchestra in Dvorak's Ninth Symphony. The masterclass was filmed by China Central...

Posted in: Far East April & May 2007, LSO On Tour

Tianjin and Shanghai

By | April 26, 2007 at 3:09 am | No comments

Tianjin Our last concert in the region is an excursion from Beijing to Tianjin. This involves a coach journey, with a very sweet girl from Tianjin, who tells us a bit about the city, and is incredibly nervous at being in the presence of such well renowned artists! (That's what...

Posted in: Far East April & May 2007, LSO On Tour

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