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Hotel essentials

Hotel essentials

By | April 4, 2014 at 11:03 am | No comments

We are only touring in Europe but strangely I feel jet lagged, much more so than I ever felt on last month's Far East tour. We have been bombarded with millions of new notes courtesy of Scriabin's five symphonies which were new to pretty much all of us. We have (deep breath...)...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Music in Colour April 2014

Bernard Haitink: the Modest Maestro

Bernard Haitink: the Modest Maestro

By | October 8, 2013 at 11:55 am | No comments

In the next few weeks the Orchestra is working with conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Emanuel Ax, including concerts in London and New York. Working with Haitink is always eagerly anticipated by the LSO musicians, and we asked Sub-Principal Second Violin Sarah Quinn why...

Posted in: Artist Interviews

Ladies and Gentlemen…please welcome the Chairman of the London Symphony Orchestra

By | September 19, 2011 at 9:27 am | 5 comments

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Posted in: Beethovenfest September 2011, LSO On Tour

The train rain refrain

By | November 16, 2010 at 2:57 pm | One comment

As an encore at the recital the other night, we played a little melancholy Welsh folk song. Simple but effective in its main aim of bringing a lump to the throat and a tear to the eye. A member of the audience asked me at the reception afterwards if all Welsh folk songs were...

Posted in: LSO On Tour, Luxembourg/Paris November 2010

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

Back on the blog

By | February 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm | No comments

Although I am in Basingstoke today, I shall not be filling you in on backstage gossip as it isn't really a tour. However we travel to Paris on Monday with Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Visit the site for regular blogs. If you are suffering from blog addiction then you might be...

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

Gareth’s Classic FM moment

By | December 10, 2008 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments

The LSO on Tour blog has hit the airwaves - Classic FM has interviewed our wordsmith Gareth for their daily podcast, and will feature more on the Japan tour in future podcasts. Listen, download or subscribe to it here: www.classicfm.co.uk/sectional.asp?id=17535 And while we're...

Posted in: Japan December 2008, LSO On Tour

The Winner of the competition is………

By | December 3, 2008 at 10:47 am | No comments

[caption id="attachment_169" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Japanese shop, but what does it sell?"][/caption] Good Morning everyone. Its nearly 10am in London, but 7pm here. Thanks for all your comments, keep them coming in, its good to know what you think. Important...

Posted in: Japan December 2008, LSO On Tour

Japan Tour

By | November 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm | No comments

We are off to Japan on Monday. Read all about the highs and lows of life on the road. Make sure you visit regularly to get all the latest on whats happening in the far...

Posted in: Japan December 2008, LSO On Tour

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