If you’ve landed here from the BBC page, welcome; and if you’re a regular on this blog, do take a look at them in return. There’s a piece about our tour here;
And if you are indeed fresh to this location, I should point out that our story reads upside-down. In order to follow it in chronological order, head off to the bottom page, and read upwards. If, like me, you read magazines from the back, you’re in the right place now.
Wherever you begin, or whether you dip into the bran tub at random, here is a series of small snapshots of our magical experience in Japan. The orchestra is now back in the UK, working from our base in Mediacity in Salford, and once again giving concerts in our native language in places like Sheffield, Manchester and Nottingham. We like our home audiences too, and the landscape is familiar. But the view has changed, and we will never be quite the same after the experience you are about to read.