It was an early start to the day, with half of the Orchestra arriving at Heathrow at 06:30 and that after not finishing a stunning performance in the Royal Festival Hall the night before until 10:30pm! But the OAE have grown used to this. International touring might sound glamorous but the reality of early morning check-ins and hotel rooms not being ready for you when you arrive are all par for the course!
I mentioned a while back several people from the OAE office team attended the Association of British Orchestras conference in Cardiff this year. It took place at the spectacular Millenium Centre, a few pics of which are below, and the theme of the conference was sustainability, looking issues such as how orchestras can be financially sustainable in a recession, how we can tour in a sustainable fashion and how we can adapt to a changing society.
I asked around the office for comments on the conference:Read More