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Heads up!

You might have noticed that we haven’t posted here since last October – hopefully you have followed us over to our new blog, where Gareth has continued to write about his experiences on tour. Please bookmark that site instead! In … Continue reading

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Watch Gareth live on Facebook

A quick note for fans of this blog: in 10 minutes time (today, Saturday 8 January) Gareth will be interviewing conductor Francois-Xavier Roth live from LSO St Luke’s – the interview will also be streamed live on the LSO’s Facebook … 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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Film: LSO at the Daytona Beach International Festival

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 think.

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Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

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 … Continue reading

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Gareth’s Classic FM moment

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: reading

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Brussels with Pierre Boulez, 6 & 7 May 2008

With all the flying visits the LSO makes, often playing in a different city every night, it was somewhat of a relief for the players to be performing two concerts in the same venue on consecutive nights! This was however … Continue reading

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Next tour blog – New York and Chicago, October 2007

Coming soon… Look out for the next blog, written by Principal Flautist Gareth Davies, in October 2007. The LSO will be arriving in New York on 15 October, playing three concerts at the Lincoln Center with Sir Colin Davis, and … Continue reading

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Next tour blog – Florida International Festival, July 2007

Coming soon … Look out for a new blog from the LSO’s residency at the Florida International Festival in Daytona Beach, USA. The Orchestra arrives in Daytona on 19 July 2007.

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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

Posted in Far East April & May 2007, Jo Johnson | 1 Comment