• Tenor Ian Bostridge performs Schubert’s haunting Die schöne Müllerin
• Enjoy a rich variety of song, orchestral and chamber works, including a private recital from our Tour Director Emilie Capulet
• Delve into the colourful art history of the region, illuminated by Tour Manager and art historian Sarah Burles
Concert pianist Emilie Capulet talks to us from London's Steinway Hall
MA, MMUS, PhD
award-winning pianist, writer and lecturer
art historian who works in museum and gallery education
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Transfer to Marseille for 1110 departure, arriving London Heathrow 1215.
23 Apr — 29 Apr 2019
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“I have joined over 50 ACE tours and this one ranks within my top five” – Trusted Customer on the 2017 Festival de Pâques tour.
“This was an excellent tour – very well planned and Emilie and Sarah worked well as a team to make everything come together” – Trusted Customer on the 2018 Festival de Pâques tour.
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.
travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £395.