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Mahler Festival in Amsterdam

18 May — 24 May 2021 | Tour Director: John Bryden

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Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

John Bryden,

MA, ARCM, ARCO

international concert pianist and organist and classical music lecturer

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow on British Airways, for Amsterdam. Transfer to Park Hotel for six nights. Welcome and introductory lecture followed by evening performance at the Concertgebouw featuring the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Fabio Luisi with Peter Mattei (baritone): Symphony No 5 in C sharp minor.

Day

2

Morning lecture followed by historical walking tour of Amsterdam. Afternoon: visit to the Rijksmuseum. Evening performance at the Concertgebouw featuring the Hong Kong Philharmonic under Jaap van Zweden with Shenyang (baritone): Symphony No 1 in D, Des Knaben Wunderhorn.

Day

3

Morning excursion to characterful city of Alkmaar for organ recital at St Laurens Church. Some free time followed by lecture and evening performance at the Concertgebouw featuring the Munich Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev with Anna Lucia Richter (soprano) and Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano): Symphony No 4 in G, Das Lied von der Erde.

Day

4

Morning visit to the Flentrop organ factory. Return to Amsterdam for some free time followed by lecture. Evening performance at the Concertgebouw featuring the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Simon Rattle: Symphony No 6 in A minor.

Day

5

Morning lecture followed by visit to the Van Gogh Museum and a free afternoon. Evening performance at the Concertgebouw featuring the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, National Women’s Youth Choir and National Children’s Choir under Jakub Hrůša, with Gerhild Romberger (soprano): Symphony No 3 in D minor.

Day

6

Whole day excursion to The Hague for visit to the Mauritshuis and guided visit to the Muziek Instituut (subject to confirmation). Some free time followed by afternoon lecture and evening performance at the Concertgebouw featuring the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir and Vlaams Radiokoor under Iván Fischer, with Miah Persson (soprano) and Elisabeth Kulman (mezzo-soprano): Symphony No 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection’.

Day

7

Free time. Departing flight from Amsterdam to Heathrow.

Tour Dates

18 May — 24 May 2021

Days

7

Cost

£3795

Tour Code

MAHL-21

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FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

This tour is not anticipated to be strenuous, but some visits will be made on foot and participants should therefore be comfortable with urban walking as well as standing in galleries. Most days include some free time in the afternoon for relaxation before the evening concert.

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £130.

Cost of £3795 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a classic double bedded room, performances as described, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, classic double room for single use supplement £585. Twin-bedded deluxe rooms on request.

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