Philadelphia & New York
From Monday 21 to Sunday 27 February the LSO is on tour in the US, visiting the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia and the Orchestra's residency at the Lincoln Center in New York City.
Click on the dates on the concert calendar on the left to find out what's on and how to book tickets.
Principal Flute Gareth Davies is writing a regular blog whilst the Orchestra is on tour. You can read his musings about the difficulties of an English accent, how to survive jogging in Central Park when it's 17 degrees fahrenheit and how to confuse shop assistants by asking them how they are on the LSO On Tour blog site.
Principal Bass Clarinet has been taking photos of the tour so far - a selection of these is at the bottom of the page.
Sun 27 Feb 2011 3pm, Lincoln Center, New York
New York Times, 28 Feb 2011
Its clear, muscular playing was ideally suited to the troublesome hall, and its shining brasses, focused strings and utter clarity enlivened a space that rarely rewards other orchestras.
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Tue 22 Feb 2011 8pm, Kimmel Center Philadelphia
The Inquirer, 23 Feb 2011
... if playing Mahler's five-movement Symphony No. 7 under Valery Gergiev at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday was a relatively light day, it showed in the confidence with which the orchestra played... Read full review
Wed 23 Feb 2011 8pm, Lincoln Center New York
New York Times, 24 Feb 2011
Rather than resolve the ambiguity, Mr. Gergiev embraced it, drawing consistently incisive, colorful, richly characterized playing from the inspired orchestra... Read full review
Fri 25 Feb 2011 8pm, Lincoln Center New York
New York Times, 27 Feb 2011
Roman Simovic played the violin solos attractively, and Nicholas Betts proved a master of the posthorn in the Scherzando. The contralto Anna Larsson gave her familiar rich account of the brief Nietzsche text and the haunting tune with chorus.
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LSO on Tour: Feb 11
The Chrysler Building at night
Chris Richards and Chi-Yu Mo on the subway
Chris Richards dressed for the chilly weather
The Lincoln Center, our venue in NYC
Rehearsal at the Juilliard
The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia
A welcome gift from the Philadelphia Orchestra!
Kimmel Center auditorium
The clarinet section in rehearsal at the Kimmel Center
The LSO in rehearsal
Valery Gergiev in rehearsal at the Kimmel Center
Relaxing in the Players' Lounge before the concert
Back in NYC, Lorenzo and Chris visit The Cloisters
Chris admiring the art in The Cloisters
Lorenzo takes a helicopter tour of Manhattan
The Empire State Building from the air
Back to earth (gently!)