Monthly Archives: August 2010

11. RLPO Spain2010 – Parsifal

24/8/2010 Today is our last full day in Spain. We travel back to Liverpool tomorrow morning. There is no rehearsal today, just the performance of Parsifal. Whilst we have been in La Coruna, or should I use the Galician A … Continue reading

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10. RLPO Spain2010 – Free Day in La Coruna

23/8/2010 A day off on tour is almost unheard of in my experience. The organisers have decided that we all need a day off before the performance of Parsifal. This is a real luxury for the RLPO. There is plenty … Continue reading

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9. RLPO Spain2010 Parsifal Dress Rehearsal

22/8/2010 One of the biggest problems on tour is finding somewhere to practice. Basic maintenance is one issue and learning/perfecting little solos is another. Usually there are rules about entering the concert venues early and then even at appointed times … Continue reading

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8. RLPO Spain2010 – Santiago de Compostela

22/8/2010 The RLPO began rehearsals in Santiago today. We are playing Parsifal, complete, in concert, on Tuesday. We have had some rehearsals in Liverpool but today was the first call with the soloists, off-stage brass and the choirs.  The orchestra … Continue reading

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7. RLPO Spain 2010 – La Coruna

19/8/2010 The RLPO set off on a seven hour coach journey this morning; the destination La Coruna. We are staying in this historic port city whilst performing at the Xacobeo 2010 festival in Santiago de Compostela. Having arrived in La … Continue reading

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6. RLPO Spain2010 – Santander

19/8/2010 We have arrived in Santander. The RLPO is staying at the Hotel Bahia, on the Avenue Alphonsos 13th. It is a great view, overlooking the bay and all the yachts etc. This trip is a real whistlestop. Rehearsal, concert, … Continue reading

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5. RLPO Spain 2010 Tour Blog

18/8/2010 Started the day with another breakfast of mint tea, exotic fruit and traditional sausage & eggs. Finished yesterday’s blog and went for a shorter run. I like to go for a run in the morning. I never take a … Continue reading

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4. RLPO Spain Tour Aug 2010

17/8/2010 Got up early for breakfast considering the rather late night. I was down there at 8.30 local time as I was to expect an interview with Santander Bank. At 8.15 UK time. This is bizarre I know; being down … Continue reading

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3. RLPO Spain Aug 2010

16/8/2010 Brendan does not like flying! I can talk about myself in the third person here because on an aeroplane I become someone unrecognisable to myself. It is a rather unfortunate aspect of an otherwise great job. Some like it; … Continue reading

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Join us on the official tour blog!

Hello everyone, my name is Ella and I work at the Liverpool Philharmonic with Brendan. I just wanted to let you know about the official Liverpool Philharmonic on Tour blog. As well as Brendan’s fabulous tour blogs, which he’s very … Continue reading

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