Tag Archives: arts

Megaron and the enormous organ

Another year, another blog. Yes, I know its February but this is the first time I have managed to put virtual pen to…er…virtual paper. I was looking through some of the old blogs the other day which date back to … Continue reading

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Time to go home

If you have been reading this blog since 2008 you may recall one of my postcards from our last Japanese tour which was in awe of the ability of the management out here of locating lost property including clothing, used … Continue reading

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The train rain refrain

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Gareth Davies, Luxembourg/Paris November 2010 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Maurice.

The relentless schedule which we undertake in this orchestra is tough. It forces you into a way of life which simply sounds ridiculous when you try and explain it to anyone outside of the orchestral world. The hours are long, … Continue reading

Posted in Cologne November 2010, Gareth Davies | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Planning, Pokemon and Peacocks

In this job I see some pretty spectacular things, hear astonishing sounds and, on tour at least eat some incredible food (I had goat last night but passed on the bullfrog). I am surrounded by some fabulous musicians and hear … Continue reading

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The Mahler Question

After a relaxing break for a couple of weeks in the summer it would be nice to gradually ease myself back into work with something low pressure and easy. Of course in the music business this simply doesn’t happen and … 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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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?….Oh…it’s a bird….

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 … Continue reading

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