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Festival de Paques in Aix en Provence

23 Apr — 29 Apr 2019 | Tour Director: Emilie Capulet

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Tour Directors

Andrew Wilson portrait

Emilie Capulet,

MA, MMUS, PhD

award-winning pianist, writer and lecturer

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Andrew Wilson portrait

Sarah Burles,

MA

art historian who works in museum and gallery education

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1255 on British Airways, arriving Marseille 1550. Transfer to the Grand Hôtel Roi René, Aix-en-Provence, for six nights. Welcome and introduction.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by orientation walking tour of Aix. Afternoon visit to the Caumont Centre d’Art. Evening performance at the Conservatoire featuring Augustin Dumay and Jean-Philippe Collard: Schumann Three Romances for Oboe and Piano, Op 94; Brahms Scherzo in C minor, Sonata No 3 in D minor, Op 108; Franck Sonata FWV 8.

Day

3

Morning lecture followed by visit to Atelier Cézanne, including excursion to locations where Cézanne painted the Sainte Victoire Mountain. Afternoon: private piano recital with Emilie Capulet (details subject to confirmation). Evening performance at the Grand Théâtre de Provence featuring the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France with Mikko Franck (conductor) and Nelson Freire (piano) – programme details to be confirmed.

Day

4

Morning visit to Chateau la Coste for guided tour of the art collections and wine tasting. Afternoon lecture followed by evening song recital at the Théâtre du Jeu de Paume featuring Ian Bostridge (tenor) and Jan Schultz: Schubert Die schöne Müllerin, D 795.

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by performance at the Grand Théâtre de Provence featuring the Staatskapelle Dresden with Rudolf Buchbinder (piano): Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 2, 4 & 3. Afternoon visits to the Musée Estienne de Saint Jean and Musée des Tapisseries (time permitting). Evening performance at the Grand Théâtre featuring the Staatskapelle Dresden with Rudolf Buchbinder (piano): Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos 1 & 5.

Day

6

Morning lecture followed by visit to the Musée Granet (housed in a 17th century priory of the Knights of Malta, with 16th to 20th century Italian, Flemish and French works). Free afternoon. Festival closing concert at the Grand Théâtre de Provence featuring Renaud Capuçon and soloists: works by Mahler and Strauss.

Day

7

Transfer to Marseille for 1650 departure, arriving London Heathrow 1745.

Tour Dates

23 Apr — 29 Apr 2019

Days

7

Cost

£2595

Tour Code

FPAQ-19

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Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, one lunch, five dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £395.

 
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