Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Vasily Petrenko arrived in Tokyo Thursday for a 12 day tour of Japan.
A group of 25 Maestro! Music Lovers arrive today and will attend the orchestra's sold out concerts in Tokyo on Monday (Suntory Hall) and Wednesday (Orchard Hall). During their stay they will also attend concerts with Paavo Järvi amd NHK Symphony Orchestra, Junichi Hirokami and Kyoto Symphony Orchestra and finally Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.
Despite a six hour delay with Cathay Pacific the Maestro! team managed to get all our guests re-routed onto Japan Airlines so that they will arrive just 40 minutes late in Tokyo (rather than 8 hours!).
The 14 night tour covers Tokyo, Mount Fuji, Hiroshima, Kyoto and Hong Kong.