I've been with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for over 30 years; and have been on more tours than I can count.
Every time I leave for a tour, people tell me how lucky I am to be able to travel to places like Europe, Asia, and throughout the United States, while listening to great music. They're right. I am lucky, I have a great job doing something that I am passionate about.
However, there are times when I do not feel lucky at all. Those times usually occur while we are on tour.