Quebec Tour: Days 5 to 9

Things got a little busy on tour, so I couldn’t keep up with the daily entries. I’m home now, and it’s hard to believe it’s all over. Overall, the tour went really well – as good as I could have expected. A few highlights:

  • Domaine Forget has a great concert hall. It’s in a small village called Saint-Irénée on the north shore of the St. Lawrence. The orchestra did two student matinee concerts, and the acoustics were amazing- why can’t all halls be this good?

  • The concert in Montreal was a huge success. Pinchas and the orchestra played their best concert of the tour, and were rewarded with a standing ovation and a rave review in The Montreal Gazette. There’s been a lot of discussion about the orchestra’s artistic identity, and this tour really affirmed that we’re headed in the right direction.
  • Bronwen met me in Montreal for the last two nights of the tour. It’s the first time we’ve been on tour together since Vancouver in 1999, which seems like a lifetime ago. I can’t remember the last time we both got to laze around in bed in the morning.

There’s lots more – if you want to see more photos or videos, check out www.nacotour.ca or this blog by one of the musicians.

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One thought on “Quebec Tour: Days 5 to 9

  1. Robert Oades, who you might remember was a trumpet instructor at Queen’s, par excellence, said the same thing about Domaine Forget.

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