Last week CLS musicians and a few members of the executive team packed their bags and jetted off to the beautiful country that is Mexico for a 5-day orchestral tour. Joined by our Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Stephen Layton and cellist Matthew Barley, we visited the towns of León, Guadalajara and Mexico City, performing a uniquely British programme of Vaughan Williams, Warlock and John Tavener. In celebration of such a brilliant trip, we thought we’d share some of our favourite moments, photos and tweets.
The first concert of the tour took place in the Teatro del Bicentenario in León. Known as the ‘Shoe Capital of the World’, it’s well-known for its leather markets. The Teatro del Biecentario was a beautiful venue the audience were particularly struck by Dan Bates, our Principal Oboe, who performed Vaughan Williams’ Oboe Concerto. Photos taken by (c) Arturo Lavín. Continue reading Retrospective: CLS in Mexico