KCLSO took to Europe for a 6-day summer tour. Playing exciting repertoire including Shostakovich’s 5th Symphony and the Arutiunian Trumpet concerto in gorgeous venues in Oberzissen – Germany, Verviers – Belgium and Charleville – France, it was a hugely successful tour, packed with exciting activities such as visiting the Lindt Chocolate Factory in Cologne, the War Museum of Bastogne and the underground cave network in Valkenburg.
We would like to thank the fantastic India D’Arcy for her impeccable planning of the week’s activities, the equally fantastic Alec Harmon for his organisation of tour members, and Andrews Coaches for two of the best coach drivers we could have had to get us back home amidst Calais chaos!
Further thanks to Jonathan Lo, Simon Williams and Jeremy Walker for conducting such great repertoire and helping us perform to the greatest of our abilities. Finally, congratulations are in order to Emily Mitchell for her flawless performances of the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto! To the locals of Oberzissen, Verviers and Charleville, we thank you for your hospitality and for being such wonderful audiences!
June 2014 saw KCLSO embark on a 5-day tour of Belgium, performing a series of successful concerts to packed venues. As well as a fantastic musical experience, the tour provided lots of time for members to socialise with each other and take in a few of the many tourist attractions around the country.
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula, Brussels – 20th June
Eglise St Remacle, Verviers- 21st June
Sint-Michielskerk, Leuven – 22nd June