Monthly Archives: October 2012

Trumpeters beware…

“Remember, the trombone is your natural enemy!” Michael Laird (International baroque trumpet soloist) “Never trust anyone whose instrument changes shape while they are playing!” Nicholas Thompson (Principal & Solo Trumpet – Chamber Orchestra of Europe)

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Ben Hur & Carl Davis

Tonight is a  very special opportunity to experience a screening of one of the great epics of cinema history with the ultimate in ‘special effects’,  a live orchestral soundtrack, played by the RLPO

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RLPO SPAIN TOUR 2012 – THE RETURN HOME

After a nice breakfast in Zaragoza at 8.00am I got everything packed etc for the coaches, which were due to leave for Madrid Airport at 10.00am. I had to make certain of getting up in time because the last time … Continue reading

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4. RLPO SPAIN TOUR 2012 – ZARAGOZA

Both cathedrals in Zaragoza have been awarded world heritage status for architecture.

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3. RLPO SPAIN TOUR 2012 – PAMPLONA

I’m singing (like a canary) in the rain…

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2. RLPO SPAIN TOUR 2012 – SAN SEBASTIAN

It Never Rains But It Pours… An a la carte breakfast was available in the Alicante hotel at 7.00am, but it was a bit of a squeeze to wolf that down and get showered and ready to board the coach … Continue reading

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1. RLPO SPAIN TOUR 2012 – ALICANTE

Well, the RLPO Spanish Tour 2012 blog

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The Build Up – RLPO SPAIN TOUR 2012

THE BUILD UP… The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra is about to tour Spain for five days. The UK’s oldest surviving professional symphony orchestra (founded 1840) is a regular visitor to the Iberian Peninsula and, having lived there myself, it is … Continue reading

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Yeouch!

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The Great Reinhold Friedrich Warms Up…

Notice Reinhold’s great deep breathing…

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