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Leipzig at Easter

28 Mar — 5 Apr 2018 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

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John Bryden, MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1050 on British Airways, arriving Berlin 1340. Transfer to Leipzig for eight nights at Seaside Park Hotel. Welcome and introduction.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by walking tour of central Leipzig with lunch at Zum Arabischen Coffe Baum (Europe’s oldest surviving coffee house, frequented by Schumann and Wagner) and visit to the Schiller House Museum. Evening performance at Thomaskirche: J S Bach Matthäus Passion.

Day

3

Good Friday Felix Mendelssohn House Museum with a private concert by the Tour Director. Afternoon: Schumann House Museum with private recital by the Tour Director. Evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Wagner Parsifal.

Day

4

Excursion to Schönfeld Church (where Robert and Clara Schumann were married) with private recital by the Tour Director, Köthen Castle (where much of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music was originally performed) and St Jacob’s Church for private recital by the Tour Director on the Ladegast Organ.

Day

5

Easter Sunday Optional Easter Vigil and service at Thomaskirche followed by Bach Archive. Evening performance at Leipzig Opera House: Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to Weimar including walking tour, Goethe and Schiller Houses.

Day

7

Whole day excursion to Dresden including walking tour, art galleries and the spectacular restored Baroque Frauenkirche. Evening performance at the Saxon State Opera House: Verdi Rigoletto.

Day

8

Excursion to Halle (birthplace of Handel): Market Church with short recital on the 1664 organ (that young Handel played), Moritzburg Museum and Art Gallery (fine collection of Expressionist art) and Handel-Haus (Handel’s birthplace) with short organ recital.

Day

9

Depart Berlin 1430, arriving Heathrow 1535.

Tour Dates

28 Mar — 5 Apr 2018

Days

9

Cost

£2425

Tour Code

LPZE-18

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Testimonial

"A wonderful first trip with ACE. Such a detailed tour and excellent guides. John and Francis were superb and looked after us so well."

Recent ACE Customer

Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, two lunches, seven dinners with water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, single room supplement £150.

 
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