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Wed Feb 9 2011

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Last night saw the first of our From a dream to revolution concerts, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. It kicked off our green tour, and also saw our very first live stream take place (let us know what you thought if you saw it). The concert got a great reception from a sold out hall, and today sees a slightly tired team back in the office, and the Orchestra speeding up to the Lake District on the train for tonight’s concert in Keswick. Up in Keswick David Zinman is replaced by Eduardo Portal, who some of you may remember was our Melgaard Young Conductor last season.

Below are some pictures from last night, plus Orchestra Manager Philippa with our hired in transit van. Usually, for players with large instruments, it’s up to them to get their instruments to the venue (oviosuly we do transport them for them when we tour overseas!), resulting in many cars being driven to Bristol, Birmingham or wherever it may be. As a small Orchestra we don’t have the luxury of a big truck like the symphony orchestras do! But this time, to save carbon emissions, we’re putting all the large instruments in one van, which Philippa is (at this very moment) driving up to the Lake District. We did joke about buying her some pink fluffy dice to go with her transit van…

Next stop: Sheffield

William Norris, Communications Director

2 Comments

  • I am soooooo happy to see that pic of Philippa with the van!!!!!
    Hope the tour goes well! x

    Ingrid v B Wed Feb 9 2011
  • […] As mentioned below, last week saw our Orchestra Manager Philippa travelling the country with our little van. Here are some pics of it, we think she got quite attached to it over the tour! Tomorrow we’ll be posting up Ceri Jones’ Green Diary, documenting her ecologically friendly week. […]