BSO Pre-Flight Pack Up

On the brink of our Japan trip, the BSO quickly packed up our trunks with instruments and tuxedos after the Berlioz - “Damnation of Faust”  concert on Saturday with Charles Dutoit.  

 Tom Martin (clarinet) and Rob Sheena (english horn) share a laugh as fill their wardrobe trunks on Saturday.  Each wardrobe trunk has a hanging space and drawers for two musicians - one per side.  Mine is #39 :-)

Tom Martin (clarinet) and Rob Sheena (english horn) share a laugh as fill their wardrobe trunks on Saturday.  Each wardrobe trunk has a hanging space and drawers for two musicians - one per side.  Mine is #39 :-)

We have respective trunks for our instruments and additional wardrobe trunks for our concert attire.  All were loaded on a semi truck late Saturday night that will go to an airport and then on a plane or series of planes to meet us when we arreive Nagoya, Japan on Wednesday evening, November 1st.  

Because I love my trombone (and practicing it) so much, it is not in my instrument trunk - which instead has my back up trombone along with mutes and accessories.  I will instead be carrying my Edwards over my shoulder along with my trusty Nikon D800e to capture any candids along the way.

 The BSO trunk journey begins HERE!!  

The BSO trunk journey begins HERE!!  

We had such a great experience the last time the BSO was invited to perform in Japan and I am really excited to go again!!   This November tour will take us from Nagoya to Osaka, Kawasaki and then a long stay for concerts in Tokyo.  I’ll be updating here regularly so let me know if there’s anything you would like me to take pictures of along the way in the comments below.

Tootles!! 

-Toby