LSO On Tour

Aix Episode 7: Au Revoir but not Goodbye

Aix Episode 7: Au Revoir but not Goodbye

By | July 25, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 5 comments

As we reach the end of our wonderful five weeks here in Aix I must take my large, floppy sunhat off to all those you don't see working behind the scenes but who make our lives here run so smoothly. Miriam and her team in admin organised all the tricky accommodation requests...

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Notes finales

Notes finales

By | July 22, 2013 at 3:22 pm | No comments

Le rideau tombe sur les dernières représentations de Rigoletto et Don Giovanni. Le concert symphonique que nous avons donné avec Gianandrea Noseda était merveilleux et a été fort bien reçu! Quatre années de résidence estivale dans cette ville magnifique et gorgée de...

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Aix Episode 6: LSO v ODP

Aix Episode 6: LSO v ODP

By | July 19, 2013 at 2:54 pm | 4 comments

The beginning of week four saw about twenty pasty people from the orchestra arrive from London for a symphonic concert of Britten and Shostakovitch to be held at the Grand Theatre. It was easy to spot these ghostly apparitions - even though London has been going through a...

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Discovering the future

Discovering the future

By | July 18, 2013 at 3:08 pm | No comments

It’s not very often that you will hear the point of view of a member of the Orchestra’s administration on this blog. As it so happens, while the Orchestra are in residence here in Aix-en-Provence, the Festival and LSO Discovery have worked together to put on a number of...

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Où la musique et la danse font bon ménage

Où la musique et la danse font bon ménage

By | July 16, 2013 at 9:50 am | No comments

J'ai déjà mentionné dans un blog précédent qu'une bonne forme physique est nécessaire quand on est musicien. Regardez les chanteurs de nos deux productions ici à Aix: Rod Gilfry, Kyle Ketelsen, ou Arturo Chacon-Cruz: les deux premiers sautent comme des gamins dans leurs...

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Aix Episode 5: Rain, Rain, come again…

Aix Episode 5: Rain, Rain, come again…

By | July 15, 2013 at 10:23 am | 3 comments

We often wonder what contingency plans there are in place for rain during Festival time since the Archeveche theatre is open to the elements. They give out blankets to the audience when it's cold (also if you need a snooze) and sell cushions for those who frequent "bums, tums...

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Aix Episode 4: Flying Ants – The Return

Aix Episode 4: Flying Ants – The Return

By | July 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 3 comments

It can't be an easy task changing the sets night after night from Don Giovanni's wooden-panelled living room resembling a gentlemen's club (and I don't mean "Spearmint Rhino") to the flamboyant circus-top housing Rigoletto's world. The wardrobes of the two productions are also...

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Notes estivales

Notes estivales

By | July 8, 2013 at 1:47 pm | No comments

Un séjour de cinq semaines dans une même ville est une chose extrêmement rare dans la vie des musiciens du London Symphony Orchestra. Même rester à Londres pour ce laps de temps, avec toutes nos tournées, est une gageure...Oh,bien sûr,il est fréquent de rester deux ou...

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Aix Episode 3: Birds, brassieres and BBQs

Aix Episode 3: Birds, brassieres and BBQs

By | July 4, 2013 at 11:46 am | One comment

The dress rehearsals were, as expected, not free from hitches. In both operas we lost all stand lights and gamely carried on, even though it was pitch black for some. Interestingly the conductors dealt with the situation very differently. Mark Minkowski frantically turned round...

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Notes Mozartiennes

Notes Mozartiennes

By | June 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm | No comments

Bonjour à tous nos amis du LSO! Cette année, avec Rigoletto, le Festival a choisi de présenter Don Giovanni de Mozart. Un grand bonheur pour l'Orchestre Symphonique de Londres, d'interprêter deux grands opéras, tous deux explorant le thème du grand séducteur: l'un...

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