• Enjoy a performance of Haydn’s opera Armida in the Haydnsaal of the Esterházy Palace, conducted by Enrico Onofri
• Experience Haydn’s Mass No. 14 in B at major performed in the Bergkirche in Eisenstadt
• Visit sites associated with the composer's life and works in Eisenstadt, Vienna and Rohrau
Depart Heathrow 0915 on Austrian Airlines, arriving Vienna 1235. Transfer to Hotel Burgenland, Eisenstadt, for seven nights. Afternoon: orientation walking tour of Eisenstadt followed by welcome drink.
Morning lecture followed by Rohrau (Haydn birthplace) and Neusiedlersee. Afternoon: Forchtenstein Castle (including priceless historic Esterházy treasury). Evening performance in Haydnsaal with The Philharmonics: Weke von zum Schwerpunkt Böhmen: Dvorák Slawischer Tanz; Smetana Moldau; K.u.K. Rhapsodie.
Whole-day excursion to Hungary: Sopron (mediaeval, Renaissance, Baroque architecture) and Esterháza Palace at Fertöd (modelled on Versailles). Evening performance in Haydnsaal with the Austro-Hungarian Haydn Philhamonic and Nicolas Altstaedt (cello): Haydn Symphony No 107 in A; Haydn Cello Concerto No 1 in C Hob VIIb; Vanhal Cello Concerto in C Weinmann IId:C1; Haydn Symphony No 27 in G.
Whole-day excursion to Vienna: Haydnhaus in Gumpendorf (where Haydn spent his last years), Schubert’s birthplace and museum, and guided tours of the Hofburg Palace and Vienna State Opera House. Evening: performance of Wagner's Lohengrin at Vienna State Opera.
Morning seminar followed by concert in the Empiresaal with the Gustav Mahler Piano Quartet: Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor; Haydn String Trio in B flat; Haydn Divertimento Hob XIV:11 and Hob XIV:9; Dvorák Piano Quartet op 87. Afternoon: Bergkirche (Haydn Mausoleum and Klavarienberg). Evening performance in Haydnsaal Esterházy with the Austro-Hungarian Philharmonic, Ferhan & Ferzan Önder (piano) and Adam Fischer (conductor): Haydn Symphony No 20 in C; Kozeluch Concerto for piano, four hands with orchestra in B flat P IV:8; Haydn Symphony No 96 in D Miracle.
Morning seminar followed by concert in Empiresaal with Cornelia Herrmann (piano), Christian Altenburger (violin) and Patrick Demenga (cello): Dvorák four Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano op 75; Haydn Piano Trio in A, Hob XV:18; Dvorák Piano Trio in E minor op 90 Dumky. Free afternoon. Evening performance in Haydnsaal with Die Kölner Akademie with Ronald Brautigam (pianoforte) and Michael Alexander Willens (conductor): Haydn Overture from L’isola disabitata; Beethoven Piano Concerto No 1 in C, op 15; Haydn Symphony No 99 in E flat.
Morning: High Mass in the cathedral followed by Haydnhaus Museum (where Haydn lived 1766-78). Afternoon Celebratory Final Concert in Haydnsaal with the Austro-Hungarian Philharmonic, Elisabeth Pratscher (soprano) and Adam Fischer (conductor): Haydn Symphony No 60 in C Il distratto; Mahler Symphony No 4 in G.
Free morning. Depart Vienna 1715, arriving Heathrow 1840.