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UPDATED ON 29 OCTOBER


 

GREAT BARDFIELD & BEYOND: MID-CENTURY ART & DESIGN IN EAST ANGLIA

3 – 7 Sep 2019 with Alan Powers, £1295
• Discover the Great Bardfield artists, and the environments within which they lived and worked More>>
• Enjoy a special visit to the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, home of the North West Essex Collection of Great Bardfield works More>>
• Gain an in-depth understanding of mid-century art and design across visits in Cambridge, Braintree and Bedford More>>

 

GLOUCESTER THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

27 – 31 Jul 2019 with Richard Wigmore, £1265

 

GLOUCESTER THREE CHOIRS FESTIVAL

31 Jul – 4 Aug 2019 with Nicholas Wearne, £1265
• Enjoy a terrific blend of festival concerts from intimate song recitals to thrilling orchestral works More>>
• Soak up the evocative atmosphere of Gloucester Cathedral, a treasure-trove of architectural innovation More>>

 

BEAUNE BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL

25 – 29 Jul 2019 with Ashley Solomon, £2295
• Take in three magnificent operas over three nights including Purcell’s The Fairy Queen and Mozart’s Don Giovanni More>>
• Soak up the history and gastronomy of the region during a wine tasting and historical vineyard visit More>>
• Take an excursion to Autun, founded under the Roman Empire and home to a stunning Romanesque cathedral More>>

 

HILL TOWNS OF UMBRIA

3 – 10 Jun 2019 with Christopher Wellington, £2145
• Take a journey to discover Umbria’s beautiful hill towns, uncovering the artistic and cultural heritage of the region More>>
• Palaces, cathedrals, museums and medieval streets come alive through the expertise of our Tour Director More>>
• Explore the life of St Francis of Assisi, including a visit to the town’s magnificent basilica, one of Italy’s most significant pilgrimage destinations More>>

 

MEDIEVAL TO MODERN: MUSIC & ART IN GERMANY

17 – 24 Oct 2019 with Nicholas Wearne & Andrew Spira, £2495
• Absorb musical and artistic highlights in Saxony and north Germany, from the medieval to the contemporary More>>
• Enjoy private recitals on historical organs in Leipzig and Hamburg More>>
• Explore the artistic highlights of the charming town of Quedlinburg, from half-timbered houses to Bauhaus art in the Lyonel Feininger Gallery More>>

 

MENDELSSOHN IN SCOTLAND

3 – 9 Sep 2019 with John Bryden, £1695
• Follow in the footsteps of Felix Mendelssohn, who made an unforgettable visit to Scotland in the summer of 1829 More>>
• Join the festival celebrating the composer’s work on the Isle of Mull More>>
• Become immersed in the breath-taking landscapes that inspired the composer More>>

 

UPDATED ON 17 OCTOBER


 

FESTIVAL DE PÂQUES IN AIX-EN-PROVENCE

23 – 29 Apr 2019 with Emilie Capulet, £2595
• Tenor Ian Bostridge performs Schubert’s haunting Die schöne Müllerin More>>
• Enjoy a rich variety of song, orchestral and chamber works, including a private recital from our Tour Director Emilie Capulet More>>
• Delve into the colourful art history of the region, illuminated by Tour Manager and art historian Sarah Burles More>>

 

BAUHAUS: GERMAN MODERN ART & DESIGN

25 – 30 Jun 2019 with Alan Powers, £1955
• Discover highlights of the Bauhaus School and modernist design in Germany in its centenary year More>>
• Take in the major centres of Weimar and Dessau alongside the lesser-visited but culturally rewarding towns of Chemnitz, Gera and Jena More>>
• Study the art, architecture and design of the Bauhaus school, including creations by Walter Gropius, Henry van de Velde and Erich Mendelsohn More>>
 

 

UPDATED ON 10 OCTOBER


BEETHOVEN IN BONN

21 – 27 Sep 2019 with John Bryden, £2595
• World renowned violinist Carolin Widmann joins the Elbphilharmonie Orchestra for Beethoven’s lyrical violin concerto in D More>>
• Works by Beethoven, Pierre Boulez and György Ligeti are brought to life by acclaimed French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard More>>
• Take in regional highlights including the magnificent cathedrals of Cologne and Aachen, the recorded final resting place of Charlemagne More>>

 

UPDATED ON 28 SEPTEMBER


JORDAN

14 – 24 Oct 2019 with Andrew Wilson, £3145
• Delve into the rich layers of Jordan’s history, from the grand colonnades of Rome to the castles of the crusaders More >>
• Marvel at the awe-inspiring stronghold of Petra, carved from rock by the Nabataeans more than 2000 years ago More >>
• Journey through the desert landscape of western Arabia, discovering the prehistoric rock engravings of Wadi Rum More >>

 

HIDDEN PARIS

24 – 29 Oct 2019 with Patrick Bade, £1985
• Discover some of the hidden cultural treasures of Paris More >>
• Explore historical and bijou museums across the city, from the Marais district to Boulogne-Billancourt More >>
• Take in captivating works of art, including the collections of Asian art in the Musée Cernuschi More >>

 

ISLE OF WIGHT

30 Sep – 4 Oct 2019 with Suzanne Fagence Cooper, £1045
• Explore the special Victorian heritage of the Isle of Wight in the bicentenary year of the birth of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert More >>
• Visit Osborne House, the lavish holiday home of Queen Victoria and her family More >>
• Discover the broader history of the Isle of Wight, from Roman times to the 20th century More >>

 

UPDATED ON 25 SEPTEMBER


BATH BACHFEST

21 – 24 Feb 2019 with Sandy Burnett, £1160
• Take in the full programme of performances at the 2019 Bachfest in the glorious city of Bath More >>
• Visit some of the city’s most impressive museums, including No 1 Royal Crescent More >>
• Enjoy an illustrated lecture on the fortepiano at the Holburne Museum More >>

 

OXFORD COLLEGE CHAPELS & ORGANS

6 – 8 Nov 2019 with John Bryden & Nicholas Wearne, £785
• Join two accomplished organists as they investigate a selection of Oxford’s beautiful colleges, with an emphasis on their distinguished and varied organs More >>
• Explore important contrasts between greater and lesser known instruments, including the famous Frobenius Organ at The Queen’s College More >>
• Attend choral services at Magdalen College and New College More >>

 

 

UPDATED ON 14 SEPTEMBER


FESTTAGE: OPERA IN BERLIN
11 – 16 Apr 2019 with John Deathridge, £2595
• Daniel Barenboim conducts two symphonic masterpieces in Berlin’s impressive Philharmonie More >>
• Explore questions of art, culture and German identity through Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg More >>
• Be captivated by Prokofiev’s sparkling lyric comedy, Betrothal in a Monastery More >>

 

VERONA OPERA FESTIVAL
5 – 10 Jul 2019 with Sandy Burnett, £2895
• Enjoy three magnificent productions staged at Verona’s famous Arena, from Bizet’s Carmen to Verdi’s Aida More >>
• Anna Netrebko and Yusif Eyvazov bring to life Verdi’s tragic opera Il Trovatore More >>
• Explore the entrancing city of Romeo and Juliet and journey by boat across Lake Garda More >>

 

SCHUBERT IN SCHWARZENBERG
25 Aug – 1 Sep 2019 with Nicholas Wearne, £2795
•Award winning clarinettist Jörg Widmann joins pianist Malcolm Martineau and operatic soprano Brenda Rae for an afternoon of song by Schubert, Lizst and Strauss More >>
• Kit Armstrong plays alongside the Schumann Quartet, while Die schöne Müllerin is brought to life by young Austrian tenor Martin Mitterrutzner More >>
• Enjoy a medley of daytime visits including excursions to Lake Constance and the wonderful Rieger Orgelbau workshop More >>
 

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