LSO On Tour

Beijing

By | April 23, 2007 at 7:05 am | No comments

The LSO is welcomed to Beijing, and the next leg of its Far East tour, in the form of a fantastic banquet at the China Club, generously hosted by David Tang. The whole orchestra along with our sponsors in China, Rolls-Royce, turn out looking very smart, after a bit of R&R...

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Normal service

By | April 22, 2007 at 12:41 am | No comments

Sorry for the gap in blog entries everyone! Tom has emailed me from Beijing to say that he's having trouble logging in from there so hasn't been able to post since they were in Japan! Hopefully he'll be back online soon and can update us on the Chinese leg of the tour. Jo...

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Japan Concerts, 16-17 April

By | April 17, 2007 at 2:51 pm | No comments

The concert halls in Tokyo are spectacular. Not least of these is the Tokyo Opera City, where we are playing two concerts thanks to the generous support of UBS. The first thing that strikes you when you walk on stage is the sense of space. Only when you look out into the hall do...

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Free Day in Hakone, Sunday

By | April 16, 2007 at 8:23 am | 2 comments

It's nice to get up and do something on a free day, but always a bit of a dilemma, as free days are often great opportunities for sheer laziness, and lie-ins. But jet-lag is a good thing sometimes, as it solves this dilemma by jolting you wide awake in the middle of the...

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Arrivals

By | April 14, 2007 at 12:49 pm | No comments

Hello and welcome to the LSO tour of the Far East 2007! We've just arrived safely, after a somewhat extended 13 hour flight, and it's a beautiful warm evening here. The journey into Tokyo from the airport is lush and green at first, but stark in contrast on entering the ...

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

Three days to go

By | April 10, 2007 at 10:46 am | No comments

On Friday 13 April (hope no one is superstitious!) the LSO will be flying out to begin the tour of the Far East that will take in Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Malaysia, lasting until 4 May. LSO violinist Tom Norris will be writing this blog as he goes, so keep checking...

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

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