Chris Evans, Head of Press and Marketing, gives us a short introduction to the RPO’s current tour to the USA and Canada.
As we say goodbye to 2011 (perhaps a relief for some!) and welcome in 2012, I would like to wish all our readers a Happy New Year on behalf of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. 2011 was a fantastic year for the Orchestra with some very memorable concerts, but while some of us were cheering in 2012, members of the Orchestra were preparing for what is regarded today as a mammoth tour, spending 30 days travelling around the USA visiting some of the key musical hotspots with renowned conductors/soloists Maestro Charles Dutoit and Pinchas Zukerman. The Orchestra’s first port of call was Fort Lauderdale last night, so at least a sunny start compared to the windy London office where I am.
As the next few weeks progress, the Orchestra will be travelling to West Palm Beach, Naples, Sarasota, Louisville, Ottawa (ok, a whistle stop visit to Canada!) Chicago, San Diego and Santa Barbara to name just a few places. So please keep an eye on the blog as over the coming weeks four very kind volunteers from the Orchestra will write their accounts on how the tour is going…and perhaps a bit of gossip too!!!!
Watch out for the first post next week, and see below for a map of the mammoth route!