Browsing Tag classical music

It’s not about the music

By | November 17, 2009 at 5:00 pm | 20 comments

Last night we were in Cologne, one of my favourite German cities, with its beautiful cathedral and fabulous concert hall where we get free beer after the performance - I think I've told you about that before. We played the Widmann violin concerto with Christian Tetzlaff - a...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Milan/Cologne November 2009

Cutting the mustard in Dijon

By | September 27, 2009 at 11:01 pm | 3 comments

I don't know what the French for joie de vivre is, but I left mine somewhere on the Barbican stage on Thursday night after Daphnis and Chloe. Well, really it was after a week which began 2 weeks earlier which had 2 performances of Daphnis, La Mer and a couple of concerti as...

Posted in: Dijon/Paris September 2009, LSO On Tour

Higher! Faster! Lauda!

By | August 27, 2009 at 6:33 pm | 7 comments

I may have imagined it, but I have a sneaking suspicion that I slept in my own bed yesterday, or was it the day before? After the Prom where socks were blown off and Christine Pendrill astonished us all with her fabulous cor anglais playing, we all had a short time to turn...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Summer festivals 2009

Here we go again

By | August 22, 2009 at 6:40 am | 6 comments

Two weeks into my holiday, I decided that I could no longer ignore the pile of paperwork and accounts on my desk. It is difficult to relax with a bulging in tray sneering at you, so I woke up one morning and decided to tackle the mountain. It was of course the hottest day of...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Summer festivals 2009

A New Model

By | May 15, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 4 comments

I've never actually bought a brand new car, I mean one of those ones where the plastic is still on the seats and the odometer has the delivery mileage only. Being a financially challenged musician and father of 3, the newest car I have ever bought was a year old. It still had...

Posted in: Eastern Europe May 2009, LSO On Tour

Film: LSO at the Daytona Beach International Festival

By | May 5, 2009 at 9:20 pm | One comment

We captured some of the LSO working and playing hard at the Daytona Beach International Festival in this video. Enjoy! And do let us know what you...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

The end of the show

By | May 3, 2009 at 6:23 am | 2 comments

I think that Daytona Beach fell in love with Kristian Jarvi last night. Anyone who was at the concert we did with him in the Barbican a while ago will know what I'm talking about. The audience wasn't quite as full as other shows here-it was a conductor they weren't familiar with...

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

Mission Impossible

By | May 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm | 2 comments

[gallery] After a very welcome day off where I personally did very little except move from pool to beach, the second free day saw a lot of us whizzing around at high speed. The organisers of the festival had very kindly organised for us to visit the Daytona NASCAR racing track....

Posted in: Daytona Beach International Festival April 2009, LSO On Tour

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

By | March 26, 2009 at 8:59 am | No comments

Wednesday 25 March Boston. Two musicians drop in at the offices of Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company (our tour sponsor) to play to 200 employees after a hard days work. The whole event had a truly British theme with bowler hats and British beers in...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, US Coast to Coast March 2009

Chez mon ou?

By | February 11, 2009 at 1:46 pm | One comment

After C.S. lewis decorated my back garden last week, Paris seems rather drab. We arrived yesterday to a grey and miserable city, cloaked in a wet blanket of cloud; despite the travel nightmare which was last week in London, I began to long for the crunchy snow again. Still we...

Posted in: France/Germany February 2009, LSO On Tour

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