Second Violin Peter Graham recounts the first week of the RPO's tour to the USA as the players visited concert halls along the coast of California. Stay tuned for parts two and three in the coming weeks!
Upon arriving at Heathrow on the morning of January 10th, I definitely felt a strong sense of familiarity and excitement, tinged with a certain amount of trepidation about spending 3 weeks in the USA in the midst of a pandemic. The fact that the tour could only be confirmed at the very last minute was testament to the extreme complications currently facing any orchestra hoping to travel abroad… will there be an audience? Will the venues even be open?