Monthly Archives: April 2010

Mission Aix – a PM’s perspective

Project Manager Craig Thorne gives us a progress update… I certainly can’t take all the credit for Plan C – I must mention everyone in the Discovery team who pulled together to make it happen: Paul, Elie, Becca and Laura … Continue reading

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LSO en France… numereux deux!

Chers amis français et francophiles, Oui,nous sommes bien arrivés hier soir,tard dans la nuit,et avons reçu un acceuil chaleureux qui nous a fait bien plaisir après une longue journée de voyage…L’hôtel est vraiment charmant et confortable,et ce matin,après un déjeûner … Continue reading

Posted in Aix en Provence education April 2010, Ginette Decuyper | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Vive la France…

En route vers Aix- en Provence avec mes collègues Joost,Paul,Tom et notre organisateur Craig,nous avons choisi l’option voiture car bien sûr,tous les aéroports sont fermés et les trains sont pleins… …Nous sommes partis ce matin de bonne heure,et nous arriverons … Continue reading

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Mission Aix – part 1

The LSO has a new Discovery (education) project as part of our residency with the festival in Aix en Provence involving four players visiting a few times over the next couple of months, and culminating  in July when the whole orchestra … Continue reading

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1000km to Aix – smASHing!

It should have been so easy – a long weekend in Aix en Provence to coach some youth orchestras and lead some schools’ workshops in preparation for the Orchestra’s visit to our new residency at the Aix Festival in July. It’s only 2 hours from Gatwick … Continue reading

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My oh my Mumbai!

As the seatbelt light came on and people gradually returned to their seats for the final descent into Mumbai, I have to admit to feeling a little nervous. After the incredibly ordered calm of UAE, I knew Mumbai was going … Continue reading

Posted in Abu Dhabi & Mumbai April 2010, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Pre Concert Talks…er…reviews?

The first concert with Kristjan Järvi went down very well indeed. With a programme that included Rhapsody in Blue and West Side Story, it’s not really surprising and the audience applauded wildly at the end. It was very nice to … Continue reading

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A team united.

It’s been a while, but we are once again on the road. The road on this occasion is supposedly one of the most dangerous in the world and goes through the desert from the airport in Dubai to Abu Dhabi … Continue reading

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