The orchestra that I used to work for just began a 20-day tour of Western Canada. In the past week, a lot of people asked me “So, are you happy you’re not going on tour?”. The answer is kind of complicated. Yes, for the most part, I am happy not to be on tour. I … More Another Orchestra Tour
The New York Times had a great piece on the weekend about Jim Phelan, the Director of Administration for the New York Giants. Jim’s job is to look after all the travel arrangements when the Giants are on the road – charter flights, hotels, buses, police escorts, etc. It’s a job that gets substantially more … More This Job Sounds Familiar
It hadn’t occurred to me until a few days ago that this is the first time in the past six years that I haven’t been on tour with the orchestra in November. Usually around this time of year I’m far from home, living out of a suitcase and praying that flights leave on time. I … More Where’s the Tour?
The Globe and Mail‘s review of the Toronto concert is here. At least Tamara didn’t use the word “masochism” in her review.
Well, that was fun. Over the last 29 hours, I traveled with the orchestra to Toronto, visited Steve’s Music, went to a nice reception at Glenn Gould Studio, heard the orchestra perform at Roy Thomson Hall, enjoyed a few drinks in the company of colleagues and musicians, stayed up too late, got up too early, … More The 29 Hour Tour