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Pre Concert Talks…er…reviews?

By | April 8, 2010 at 8:23 am | 3 comments

The first concert with Kristjan...

Posted in: Abu Dhabi & Mumbai April 2010, LSO On Tour

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?….Oh…it’s a bird….

By | February 18, 2010 at 1:27 am | 5 comments

Group A leaving at 5.30am after the concert or group B leaving at 10.25 am. Which would you choose? B. Well done, that is the correct answer, after all, leaving Poland at that ungodly hour would render me incapable of being sprightly dad at half term. So Group B it is, a...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Vienna/Warsaw February 2010

Chopin and Schubert

By | February 18, 2010 at 12:39 am | No comments

I am currently sitting in Warsaw Frederic Chopin International airport, which is closed because air traffic control is down. I wish they would pull themselves together and think happy thoughts as I'm feeling a little down myself now. I want to go home. We made our debut in...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Vienna/Warsaw February 2010

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

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