FOLLOWING THE ANCIENT PILGRIM PATH, VIA FRANCIGENA FROM ROME TO MILAN.
Our first tour for 2023 starts in Rome on 18 April and is unlike any tour we have presented before:
- First, it is not primarily a music tour, though it will include three or four performances in Rome, Florence and Milan. It is an exploration of the ancient pilgrim route, the Via Francigena, and we visit and linger in many of Italy’s most beautiful and historic towns and villages along the way
- Second, we have our own transport the whole way, two eight-seater cars, driven by our wonderful agent Claudia Czaak and her husband Michael. This means each of us can spend time walking the route, exploring special places, on our own or as a group, then call Claudia or Michael to collect you.
As this is posted (2 January 2023), the tour is fully subscribed, but if you want to put your name on a wait-list, complete and email your details below.Via Francigena Leaflet
If you are interested in joining the Via Francigena Tour, please complete your request below.
GUSTAV MAHLER FESTIVAL, DRESDEN, WEIMAR AND LEIPZIG, 11-29 MAY 2023
The unprecedented Festival of all Gustav Mahler’s symphonies and major vocal works was scheduled in Leipzig in 2021 until Covid squashed all plans. The Festival has been resurrected and is now scheduled for May 2023.
We gather in Dresden on 11 May and attend performances of Monteverdi’s Baroque masterpiece Orfeo and Wagner’s great comedy Die Meistersinger at the famous Semperoper, arguably the most beautiful and certainly one of the most influential opera houses in the world. On 15 May we travel to nearby Weimar for two days absorbing ourselves in its great cultural history and museums. On 17 May we arrive in Leipzig where nine of Europe’s great orchestras play all the Mahler symphonies, The Song of the Earth and other vocal and orchestra works. We go on excursions to other historic destinations near Leipzig. We attend talks in English about many aspects of Mahler and his life and works. The Festival ends on 28 May with the 8th Symphony of a Thousand played by the host Gewandhaus Orchestra at the Gewandhaus itself!
Cost of the tour per person for a shared double room is 6,280 euros (plus a supplement of 980 euros for single occupancy of rooms). The tour is currently fully subscribed, but in case of any cancellation, or for more details of the program, itinerary and costs, complete your request below.
ALPINE SUMMER FESTIVALS IN AUSTRIA: 19 AUGUST – 3 SEPTEMBER 2023
The cost of this fascinating journey is 6,000 euros per person on a shared room basis, but it is already almost fully subscribed with only two places left. if you would like to join us, complete and email your details below.Alpine Festival Itinerary at 18 Dec 22