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Music Tours

 


Our music tours include a combination of performances presented by some of the most celebrated artists in classical music, opera and theatre.

Whether attending a grand orchestral piece or an intimate chamber recital, engrossing lectures provide us with the tools to understand and appreciate each performance. Our itineraries are designed to showcase the variety of works on offer, from rarities to well- loved works, interspersed with relaxing daytime visits.

 

Oxford College Chapels & Organs
Oxford College Chapels & Organs | October 2024 23 Oct - 25 Oct, 2024 with Nicholas Wearne

Investigate a selection of Oxford’s beautiful college chapels, with an emphasis on their distinguished organs


Seine River Cruise
Seine River Cruise | April 2024 14 Apr - 20 Apr, 2024 with Sarah Burles

Discover centuries of history along France’s most famous waterway, with historical and artistic visits complemented by afternoon lectures and evening piano recitals.


Valletta Baroque Festival
Valletta Baroque Festival | January 2024 16 Jan - 22 Jan, 2024 with Ashley Solomon

Enjoy the superb playing of leading lights of the early music movement, including harpsichordist Andrea Buccarella and Erik Bosgraaf, the extraordinary virtuoso recorder player


Cambridge College Chapels & Organs
Cambridge College Chapels & Organs | February 2024 8 Feb - 11 Feb, 2024 with Nicholas Wearne

Experience delightful organ playing in the stunning surroundings of Cambridge’s famous chapels, in the company of expert organist and lecturer Nicholas Wearne and guest musician John Bryden.


Bach Festival in Leipzig
Bach Festival in Leipzig | June 2024 10 Jun - 17 Jun, 2024 with Sandy Burnett

Hear Bach’s outstanding church music in the hands of some of today’s leading exponents and explore Leipzig's musical heritage in the company of Tour Director Sandy Burnett.


Music & Opera in Dresden
Music & Opera in Dresden | April 2024 2 Apr - 8 Apr, 2024 with Paul Jackson

Attend productions of Mozart’s enchanting opera The Magic Flute and Richard Strauss’s Elektra at the world famous Semper Opera House


Imogen Cooper & Friends at Crathorne Hall
Imogen Cooper & Friends at Crathorne Hall | March 2024 4 Mar - 7 Mar, 2024 with Russell Keable

Enjoy an exclusive, private concert series featuring internationally famous pianist Dame Imogen Cooper and some of the most outstanding alumni of the Imogen Cooper Music Trust


Bath Bachfest
Bath Bachfest | February 2024 15 Feb - 18 Feb, 2024 with Sandy Burnett

Take in the full 2024 Bach Festival, including performances by Tenebrae and the Academy of Ancient Music


Verona Opera Festival
Verona Opera Festival | June 2024 26 Jun - 1 Jul, 2024 with Paul Jackson

Take your seat in Verona’s spectacular Arena for productions of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Puccini’s Turandot and the new production of Verdi’s Aida, the work that launched the festival


Buxton International Festival
Buxton International Festival | July 2024 5 Jul - 10 Jul, 2024 with Russell Keable

Enjoy a selection of the festival’s main performances, including Verdi’s Ernani, Haydn’s La Canterina and Handel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth


East Neuk Festival
East Neuk Festival | June 2024 25 Jun - 1 Jul, 2024 with Michael Downes

Take in a variety of excellent performances in an eclectic range of venues in this beautiful ‘nook’ of Scotland, where charming fishing villages are dotted along a beautiful coastline.


Mahler Festival in Amsterdam (first departure)
Mahler Festival in Amsterdam (first departure) | May 2025 8 May - 14 May, 2025 with Russell Keable

Join ACE as we journey to Gustav Mahler’s “second musical homeland” for one of the biggest celebrations of the composer’s music in the world. We will take in the first half of this festival dedicated to Mahler in the company of Tour Director Russell Keable.


Worcester Three Choirs Festival
Worcester Three Choirs Festival | July 2024 31 Jul - 4 Aug, 2024 with Russell Keable

Enjoy a superb selection of concerts at the 2024 edition of the world’s longest running music festival, from a performance of Charles Villiers Stanford’s The Blue Bird in the 100th anniversary year of the composer’s death, to Elgar’s Biblical oratorio The Kingdom


Lucca Puccini Festival
Lucca Puccini Festival | August 2024 21 Aug - 25 Aug, 2024 with Sandy Burnett

Join the 2024 Puccini Festival set in the beautiful lakeside village of Torre del Lago, and enjoy performances of three of the composer’s most beloved works: La Bohème, Turandot and Tosca.


Aldeburgh Festival: 75th Anniversary Tour (First departure)
Aldeburgh Festival: 75th Anniversary Tour (First departure) | June 2024 8 Jun - 13 Jun, 2024 with Nicholas Wearne

Enjoy exceptional programming at the world famous Aldeburgh Festival on this 75th Anniversary tour, with performances by Tenebrae, Vox Luminis and the London Philharmonic Orchestra


Verdi Festival in Parma
Verdi Festival in Parma | October 2024 2 Oct - 7 Oct, 2024 with Sandy Burnett

Enjoy superb performances, including new productions of Un Ballo in Maschera and Macbeth and two less frequently performed dramatic works – La Battaglia di Legnano and Attila.


Bath Mozartfest (first departure)
Bath Mozartfest (first departure) | November 2024 8 Nov - 13 Nov, 2024 with Sandy Burnett

Spend time in the historic city of Bath and learn about Mozart's life and work whilst attending a selection of performances from specialist ensembles and solo artists.


Wexford Opera Festival
Wexford Opera Festival | October 2024 17 Oct - 21 Oct, 2024 with Donald Maxwell

Attend several operatic performances at Wexford’s stunning National Opera House and discover forgotten operatic treasures, innovatively produced and staged.


Glyndebourne (Register Interest)
Glyndebourne (Register Interest) | October 2024 1 Oct - 1 Oct, 2024 with Nicholas Wearne

Enjoy performances from Glyndebourne’s autumn tour, all presented at the festival’s famous opera house.


York Early Music Festival
York Early Music Festival | July 2024 7 Jul - 12 Jul, 2024 with Ashley Solomon

Join flautist and Head of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music, Professor Ashley Solomon, for some of the best early music performances the UK has to offer


Elgar, Birmingham & Worcester
Elgar, Birmingham & Worcester | February 2024 26 Feb - 2 Mar, 2024 with Nicholas Wearne

On this tour we will savour the rich and varied classical musical scene to be found in the city of Birmingham, and spend time exploring Elgar country in nearby Worcester and the Malvern Hills. We will enjoy private recitals alongside two outstanding performances at Birmingham’s Symphony Hall, widely considered to be one of the best concert spaces in the world.


Music & Opera in New York (Register interest)
Music & Opera in New York (Register interest) | March 2025 1 Feb - 1 Feb, 2025 with Ashley Solomon

Take in high calibre performances at the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall on this popular returning tour, as well as enjoying New York's architectural and artistic highlights


International Chopin Piano Competition (Register interest)
International Chopin Piano Competition (Register interest) | October 2025 1 Oct - 1 Oct, 2025 with Emilie Capulet

Journey to the heart of Warsaw to experience one of the most prestigious musical events in the world: the International Chopin Piano Competition. Learn more about the composer’s life and music in the company of award-winning concert pianist Emilie Capulet


Beaune Baroque Music Festival
Beaune Baroque Music Festival | July 2024 18 Jul - 22 Jul, 2024 with Ashley Soloman

Journey to the green and gold region of Burgundy with Tour Director Ashley Solomon, and enjoy performances over four nights including Handel’s Alcina and Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice.


Aldeburgh Festival: 75th Anniversary Tour (Second departure)
Aldeburgh Festival: 75th Anniversary Tour (Second departure) | June 2024 18 Jun - 23 Jun, 2024 with Nicholas Wearne

Enjoy exceptional programming at the world famous Aldeburgh Festival on this 75th anniversary tour, with performances including classic Japanese Noh play Sumidagawa and the work it inspired, Britten’s Curlew River


Beethoven & The Early Romantics: Narratio String Quartet at Hintlesham Hall
Beethoven & The Early Romantics: Narratio String Quartet at Hintlesham Hall | November 2024 11 Nov - 14 Nov, 2024 with Paul Jackson

Amidst the elegant surroundings of Hintlesham Hall in Suffolk, enjoy four exclusive chamber concerts of works by Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn and Schumann, performed on historical instruments by the Narratio String Quartet


Bath Mozartfest (second departure)
Bath Mozartfest (second departure) | November 2024 13 Nov - 17 Nov, 2024 with Sandy Burnett

Join Sandy Burnett in the historic city of Bath for a celebration of the life and work of Mozart and to enjoy a selection of performances by both specialist ensembles and solo artists.


Mahler Festival in Amsterdam (second departure)
Mahler Festival in Amsterdam (second departure) | May 2025 13 May - 19 May, 2025 with Michael Downes

Join ACE as we journey to Gustav Mahler’s “second musical homeland” for one of the biggest celebrations of the composer’s music in the world. We will take in the second half of the festival dedicated to Mahler in the company of Tour Director Michael Downes. 


Shostakovich Festival in Leipzig: Anniversary Tour
Shostakovich Festival in Leipzig: Anniversary Tour | May 2025 23 May - 30 May, 2025 with Richard Wigmore

Experience a rich spectrum of Shostakovich’s works including orchestral and operatic masterpieces, song cycles and string quartets, and attend a staging of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk


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