Musique Sur La Mer Chamber Orchestra Arrives in London June 1, 2012

♫♥♪♥♫ June is busting our all over . . .The Musique Sur La Mer Chamber Orchestra, a cadre of some of the best musicians from Los Angeles and Orange County, California, Oregon, Northern California and Nevada converged on Los Angeles International Airport yesterday afternoon. Excitement and anticipation filled the air as we awaiting our Air New Zealand flight that would whisk us away from the USA to the UK.
4 PM and we boarded our flight. Thank you Terry from Air new Zealand for your gracious hospitality in the lounge and for your escort to our flight.
The flight itself was surprisingly comfortable, relatively spacious for economy and the food was great. Many read or watched a movie or two (or three.) Me? I slept most of the flight. After the work it took to get to this moment I took advantage of the ten hour flight to catch up on a bit of rest.
It was thrilling to be awakened on board the 777 jet by the captain welcoming “The Musique Sur La Mer Chamber Orhestra who will be performing at the Royal College of Music on Saturday evening in honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.” That announcement was met with applause from all passengers and flight crew. Wow!
Customs was a breeze. We met our tour guide, Janet, and our tour managers, Catherine Schulthess and Julien Petite. (John Schulthess will join us later.) We boarded our motorcoach and then we were off to Covent Garden to stretch our legs, grab a bite for lunch and do a bit of shopping. All of the UK is filled with a palpable electricity. Banners congratulating Her Majesty hang from most buildings. This is going to be spectacular.
We arrived at our accommodations, The Croydon Park Hotel. The hotel is lovely and very conveniently located to a shopping district and only a block away to the Underground Train Station. Getting into Central London by train will only take about 20 minutes. This evening we enjoyed a marvelous welcome buffet dinner at the hotel and have adjourned to our rooms to get a good night’s rest.
Tomorrow is the BIG DAY – rehearsal and our concert at the Royal College of Music. ♫♥♪♥♫
Cheerio – More to come!
Marcy Sudock – conductor