On the road again

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Jessica Kelly

We have just headed out on the road for our second European tour with conductor Mark Eager! We left the School of Music at 5am yesterday morning (ouch!) for a 10-day tour, during which we’ll be performing in Heidelberg, Wiesbaden, Baden-Baden and Leuven. Supported by the University’s Global Opportunities Centre, the tour aims to support outward student
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Ending on a high note

Posted on 25 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Bronwen Maggs and Claire Wisener report on the final concert of the 2015 tour… CUSO tour, Day 7, Baden-Baden On day seven of what has been a hugely successful orchestra tour, Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra earned themselves a full standing ovation in the Kurhaus Casino, Baden-Baden. Rightfully so, the audience were extremely impressed with the
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Head out on the highway, looking for adventure

Posted on 23 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Bronwen Maggs and Claire Wisener update us on the Orchestra’s preparations for the final concert in Germany… CUSO tour, Day 6, Strasbourg “Yesterday, Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra made their way across the German border and spent their time exploring the beautiful city that is Strasbourg. We took advantage of the chance to snack on macaroons
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Joining the greats

Posted on 21 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Tour blogger Bronwen Maggs reports on a day spent exploring and preparing for a concert at the historic Kurhaus Casino in Baden-Baden… Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra have relocated to yet another idyllic German town and yesterday, they could already be heard playing by anyone and everyone near enough to the latest hostel. Spirits are as
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I’ve had the time of my life

Posted on 19 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Tour blogger Bronwen Maggs reports from our hostel following a busy day in Wiesbaden… CUSO tour, Day 4, Wiesbaden “Yesterday, Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra ate breakfast, played table football on a table long enough to accommodate 23 players on each side and then jumped on a coach to Wiesbaden. Here they met up with Professor Kenneth
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Meet our Maestro

Posted on 18 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Our tour blogger Bronwen Maggs has spoken to our conductor Mark Eager to find out his thoughts about the tour… Conductor of Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra, Mark Eager, is a talented and experienced musician whose breadth of knowledge has allowed him to lead the ensemble with authority and confidence. Mark worked full time with the
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Music making in Heidelberg

Posted on 17 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Bronwen Maggs writes from the tour bus on the way back from a successful first German concert… CUSO tour, Day 3, Heidelberg “Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra are sleepily on their way back to their second hostel and, in St Peterskirche, Heidelberg, have just performed to their first German audience. Another long and complicated coach journey
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The hills are alive with the sound of music

Posted on 16 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

Bronwen Maggs reports from our German tour… CUSO Tour, Day 2, Oberwesel “Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra are half way through their second day of rehearsals and the benefits of playing together in a new environment, with nothing other than the music to worry about, are becoming increasingly apparent. The members of CUSO are beginning, more
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Hit the Road Jack

Posted on 15 June 2015 by Jessica Kelly

  Student Bronwen Maggs reports from the road… CUSO tour, Day 1, Oberwesel “Our hostel is settled in to, sleep is caught up on, rehearsals are underway and Cardiff University Symphony Orchestra are officially on tour! “Considering it had been seventeen hours since we all tumbled out of bed and onto our coach, spirits were
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Going on tour

Posted on 29 May 2015 by Jessica Kelly

We regularly perform in leading venues around Wales but we are set to go even further afield this summer with our first-ever trip to Europe. We will be performing in a number of European cities between 14-24 June 2015. We will be performing in Heidelberg (17 June), Baden-Baden (21 June), and Leuven (22 June). As well
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