A day trip to Kawasaki.Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Kawasaki, October 8th, 2017
The second of our two concerts at Suntory Hall, with an entire Richard Strauss program. We follow the musicians backstage, for the rehearsal and concert, followed by a post-concert signing session for Maestro Chailly. […]Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Tokyo, October 7th, 2017
Lucerne Festival Orchestra – Asia 2017.
4/12 Tokyo Suntory Hall, dealing with the unforeseen..
Warming up for the first performance of the tour, getting over the jet-lag, and the mandatory visit to the hotel sky bar, with stunning views over Tokyo.Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Tokyo October 5th, 2017
Tokyo, first day of rehearsal. Staying close to the oboes, watching a reed making session backstage, and ending the day dining with the oboe section …and friends! […]Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Tokyo October 4th, 2017
This is the first of 12 posts, retracing the Asia tour of the Lucerne Festival Orchestra 2017. Maestro Riccardo Chailly’s first tour with the orchestra.Read More Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Tokyo, October 3rd, 2017
Too curious flower
watching us pass,
met death . . .
Our hungry donkey
Matsuo Basho (1644-1694)
The quest for the legendary six very large Japanese elms, “six trees”, the literal meaning of Roppongi. […]Read More Six trees
While walking in Shibuya, I stumbled across this striking yellow vintage carRead More A Bellett in Shibuya
A very short raid to revisit Kyoto, this time staying away from the usual destinations, I preferred to soak in the atmosphere of the quiet central Kyoto.Read More Kyoto