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Mozart Festival in Salzburg

25 Jan — 31 Jan 2020 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Depart London Gatwick 0925 on British Airways, arriving Salzburg 1220. Transfer to Hotel Imlauer & Bräu Salzburg for six nights. Short orientation walking tour. Evening concert at the Grosses Festspielhaus featuring Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim (conductor & piano) with Radek Baborák (horn): Mozart Symphony No 33 in B flat major, K 319, Horn Concerto No 3 in E flat major, K 447, Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor, K 466.



Morning lecture followed by guided walking tour of Salzburg to include Mozart’s birthplace, cathedral and Mozart’s Wohnhaus. Afternoon concert performance at the Felsenreitschule featuring Cappella Andrea Barca and Arnold Schoenberg Choir under Sir András Schiff (conductor, continuo) with soloists: Mozart The Marriage of Figaro.



Morning lecture followed by guided tour of the original archives in the Mozarteum’s Autograph Vault. Free time. Afternoon concert at the Stiftung Mozarteum featuring Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida (conductor, piano) and soloists: Mozart Piano Concerto No 17 in G major, K 453, Flute Quartet No 1 in D major, K 285, Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat major, K 482.



Morning lecture followed by visit to Salzburg Residenz and free time (optional visit to Cathedral and Franciscan church). Evening concert at the Stiftung Mozarteum featuring L’Arpeggiata and Salzburg Bach Choir under Christina Pluhar (director) with Julia Lezhneva (soprano), Benedetta Mazzucato (mezzo), Topi Lehtipuu (tenor) and Dingle Yandell (bass): Mozart Vesperae solennes de Confessore (Solemn Vespers for a Confessor) for soloists, choir and organ, K 339; Handel ‘Ode auf St Caecilia’, HWV 76, arr. Mozart, K 592.



Whole day excursion to the Salzkammergut area including private visit to the Kaiservilla (summer residence of Emperor Franz Joseph I) and visit to church in St Wolfgang. Evening concert at the Grosses Festspielhaus featuring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with Lahav Shani (conductor, pianist) and soloists: Mozart Concerto for flute, harp and orchestra in C major, K 299, Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat major, K 595, Symphony No 40 in G minor, K 550.



Morning lecture followed by late morning concert at the Stiftung Mozarteum featuring Andreas Ottensamer (clarinet), Thomas Riebl (viola), Radek Baborák (horn) and the Takács Quartet: Mozart String Quartet No 22 in B flat major, K 589, Horn Quintet in E flat major, K 407, String Quartet No 21 in D major, K 575, Clarinet Quintet in A major ‘Stadler Quintet’, K 581. Free afternoon with option to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress via funicular (weather permitting) to enjoy beautiful views over Salzburg.



Depart Salzburg 1115, arriving Gatwick 1220.

Tour Dates

25 Jan — 31 Jan 2020





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This tour involves a significant amount of walking to our daytime visits and concert venues, however this is mainly over flat ground, some of which is within the pedestrian zone of Salzburg. While this makes for a relaxing overall experience, participants should be aware of the amount of walking and have a good overall level of fitness.


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

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £295.