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Beethoven in Bonn: A Cycle of Symphonies

15 Mar — 22 Mar 2020 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Bryden,

MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Gatwick 1135 on British Airways, arriving Cologne-Bonn 1400. Transfer to Hilton Bonn Hotel for seven nights. Free time followed by welcome and introduction. Evening concert at Opera Bonn featuring MusicAeterna (Perm Opera) under Teodor Currentzis: Beethoven Symphony No 1 in C major, Op 21, Symphony No 3 ‘Eroica’ in E flat major, Op 55.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by visit to the Beethovenhaus. Afternoon: orientation walking tour of Bonn, including sites associated with Beethoven. Evening concert at Opera Bonn featuring MusicAeterna (Perm Opera) under Teodor Currentzis: Beethoven Symhony No 2 in D major, Op 36, Symphony No 5 in C minor, Op 67.

Day

3

Whole day excursion to Cologne: Gothic cathedral, Ludwig Museum (one of the world’s largest Picasso collections), Wallraf-Richartz-Museum (Old Masters). Free evening.

Day

4

Morning lecture followed by guided tour of the Schumann-Haus (including private recital by the Tour Director, subject to confirmation). Free time. Evening concert at Opera Bonn featuring MusicAeterna (Perm Opera) under Teodor Currentzis: Beethoven Symphony No 6 in F major, Op 68, Symphony No 4 in B flat major, Op 60.

Day

5

Morning visit to the Bundeskunsthalle (Beethoven exhibition). Free afternoon. Evening concert at Opera Bonn featuring MusicAeterna (Perm Opera) under Teodor Currentzis: Beethoven Symphony No 8 in F major, Op 93, Symphony No 7 in A major, Op 92.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Aachen: 14th century Rathaus (built on the site of Charlemagne’s Palace), Couven Museum, cathedral (including guided tour of the celebrated treasury and Charlemagne’s marble throne).

Day

7

Morning lecture followed by excursion to Ramegan and Maria Laach (12th century Romanesque abbey church) including organ recital. Evening concert at Opera Bonn featuring MusicAeterna (Perm Opera) under Teodor Currentzis: Beethoven Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125.

Day

8

Depart Cologne-Bonn 1625, arriving Gatwick 1655.

Tour Dates

15 Mar — 22 Mar 2020

Days

8

Cost

£2945

Tour Code

BBO1-20

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Cost of £2945 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, five lunches, three light dinners (one light on day 2) with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £350.

 
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