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23 March 2016

Don’t miss your last opportunity to sample some of the best of European music this spring. A few places remain to accompany the Royal College of Music’s Ashley Solomon for a wonderful Baroque programme in Melk, or travel to Dresden with the BBC’s Sandy Burnett to take in one of Europe’s most prestigious classical festivals. Meanwhile, we are delighted to announce that full details have now been released for our popular autumn tours of Haydn in Eisenstadt and the Český Krumlov Baroque Music Festival – contact the ACE office to secure your place.

Don’t miss your last opportunity to sample some of the best of European music this spring. A few places remain to accompany the Royal College of Music’s Ashley Solomon for a wonderful Baroque programme in Melk, or travel to Dresden with the BBC’s Sandy Burnett to take in one of Europe’s most prestigious classical festivals. Meanwhile, we are delighted to announce that full details have now been released for our popular autumn tours of Haydn in Eisenstadt and the Český Krumlov Baroque Music Festival – contact the ACE office to secure your place.

DRESDEN MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 19–24, 2016; £1975

The final few places are available to join Sandy Burnett in Dresden for a programme of big repertoire with world-class performances. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony ends our first concert by the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, the prize-winning Daniil Trifonov is the soloist in Liszt’s First Piano Concerto, and Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is performed by a superb line-up including mezzo soprano Waltraud Meier and conductor Omer Meir Wellber. More>>

MELK BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 12–17, 2016; £1770

High above the Danube, the 18th century Benedictine abbey at Melk is one of the most spectacular of all Austrian monastic houses, and the ideal venue for an imaginative festival programme offering established masterpieces by Bach, Handel and Vivaldi alongside Leclaire and Charpentier. Along with several concerts in three ornate venues within the abbey, we look forward to a cruise through the Wachau valley and some time to explore Vienna. More>>

ČESKÝ KRUMLOV BAROQUE MUSIC FESTIVAL

September 14–19, 2016; £1575

The medieval town of Český Krumlov – a UNESCO World Heritage site – each year plays host to a spectacular Festival of Baroque Arts. The annual highlight is the revival of an original 18th century opera – this year L’Asilo d’Amore by Antonio Caldara – staged in one of the world’s oldest and most magnificent Baroque auditoriums. We enjoy a behind the scenes tour and talk with Ondřej Macek, founder and director of the Festival. More>>

HAYDN IN EISENSTADT

September 12–19, 2016; £2115

Enjoy Haydn’s music in the rooms for which it was composed on our visit to Austria’s annual Haydntage. We shall enjoy five concerts in the splendid Great Hall of 17th century Esterházy Palace, which boasts some of the finest acoustics to be found anywhere in the world, as well as two chamber concerts in the smaller Empiresaal, also within the palace. This year’s Festival theme is ‘Haydn and Bohemia’, with works from Mahler, Kozeluch, and Dvorák. More>>

 
 
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