Boston Chamber Orchestra Tour 1.10.14-1.20.14
Boston – New York – Tokyo – Fukuoka
long and exhausting trip for 30-week pregnant woman!
First Hotel in Fukuoka; Hotel Wajiro Kamenoi Fukuoka
Breakfast Buffet; very similar to Korean meal ^^
Here starts 8 hours of rehearsal! Everyday!!
lunch + dinner + snacks are generously served for musicians.
First Concert in Hita City; Wonderful grand new hall~~
3.5 hours of concert music made us all exhausted.
Second Hotel in Fukuoka; more traditional Japanese style bedroom and breakfast.
We had morning rehearsal off after the first concert.
Sight-seeing in Fukuoka.
Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine; Temple of education; people praying for their academic success.
Free delicious European style lunch course
Third and last hotel; Fukuoka Central hotel, on Watanabe Street
All-day-long rehearsal starts again!
Look at the cute little 4-year-old pianist!! Adorable~
She was one of the 10 soloists.
Second concert in Fukuoka Symphony Hall~
10 Concerti played with soloists. 4 hours of music. Again, utterly worn-out.
This trip is not only physically arduous but also mentally tough and difficult due to backbreaking schedules. Wow!!
Third Concert! Last one!!
Concert Marathon all day long.
12:00pm: Symphonic Movie Music
3:30pm: 3 Concerti
7:00pm: 2 short symphonic work and 2 symphonies!
We were done at 10 pm.
It was very tiring but we all survived, and enjoyed each moment of great music!
Shopping in Fukuoka; around Tenjin Station
Fukuoka is great for shopping; lots of malls and stores gathered around downtown.
I bought few pretty accessories, a reward for me after the tough concerts!
Some more bento meals~
Byebye Yukata, byebye cental hotel, byebye Koji, and see you again Fukuoka~
Thank you BCO for a great opportunity.