Monthly Archives: April 2007

Farewell China

Guangzhou, Hong Kong and Taipei Just North of Hong Kong, and a handy stop over for the LSO’s next concert of the tour, Guangzhou is a bustling, steamy city, with much in the way of colonial architecture, and huge shopping … Continue reading

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Masterclasses

During the Orchestra’s stay in Beijing it took part in a conducting masterclass with students from the Central Conservatory of Music, led by Daniel Harding. Three students conducted the Orchestra in Dvorak’s Ninth Symphony. The masterclass was filmed by China Central … Continue reading

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Tianjin and Shanghai

Tianjin Our last concert in the region is an excursion from Beijing to Tianjin. This involves a coach journey, with a very sweet girl from Tianjin, who tells us a bit about the city, and is incredibly nervous at being … Continue reading

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Beijing

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, … Continue reading

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Normal service

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 … Continue reading

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Japan Concerts, 16-17 April

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 … Continue reading

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Free Day in Hakone, Sunday

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 … Continue reading

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Arrivals

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 … Continue reading

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Three days to go

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 … Continue reading

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