Archive for 2010

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GWO in Europe 2010 – Getting in the Swing of Things

Having been officially on tour for several days now, a routine is falling into place. Receiving wake up calls, traveling with a bus full of entertaining band mates, and going through the preparations for a concert are a part of everyday life on a tour with the Gustavus Wind Orchestra. By no means, however, is this routine predictable. In fact, it is just the opposite. We are in a routine of waking up and knowing that each day will likely be greeted with the unexpected, unfamiliar, and exciting discoveries and adventures to be had in Europe, such as crosswalks frequently without lights at busy intersections, narrow streets, and trying to convert liters, Celsius, military time, and various forms of currency.

GWO in Europe 2010 – Day Two – Prague

On Day Two of the Gustavus Wind Orchestra's 2010 European Concert Tour, the members explore Prague's Hradcany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Old Royal Place overlooking the Vltava River and the Old Town prior to the tour's first concert performance.

GWO in Europe 2010 – The Adventure Begins

Day 1 From Cavafy’s Ithaca When you set out on your journey to Ithaca, pray that the road is long, full of adventure, full of knowledge …. But do not hurry the voyage at all, (and you will arrive) rich with all that you have gained along the way. Day 1 began bright (well, maybe […]

An Incredible Life-Changing Experience

Having a chance to take a trip abroad doesn’t come around very often. Receiving the opportunity to travel with 73 other serious musicians and friends is even rarer. This year, the Gustavus Wind Orchestra will travel to Europe, touring through the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany.

GWO Europe, 2010 : The Prelude

A Chinese philosopher once wrote that the longest trip begins with the first step. For more than a week, after months of preparation by the students and Tour Manager Lisa Westphal, the 73-member Gustavus Wind Orchestra and conductor Douglas Nimmo have been in engaged in daily classes, intensive rehearsals, sectionals and private practice. They are […]