Europe – a fresh look at Austria & Italy concert tours!
Austria & Italy
With 40 years’ experience staging fine concert tours around Europe, KIconcerts has taken a fresh look at our European destinations, tour patterns and concert opportunities as well as the safety and economics of different destinations. Austria, Italy and UK / Ireland remain the most popular for music ensembles followed by Europe’s South and North.
AUSTRIA Walking in the footsteps of the masters is no cliché in Austria. VIENNA remains a center of European culture reminding us of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The city calls musicians to it still offering great venues, immersion in exchange activities/workshops as well as appreciative and sophisticated audiences. From Vienna, day trips include Melk Abbey sailing on the Danube, Haydn’s Esterhazy, Slovakia’s Bratislava and Hungary’s Sopron. SALZBURG is only 3 hours west, a charming village atmosphere celebrates their favored son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The 2019 Austria Festival is to be led brilliantly by Dr. John Dickson with individual choir performances in Salzburg prior to performing in the Festival Choir in Vienna and before the individual concert opportunities offered in PRAGUE or BUDAPEST for instance.
ITALY The Eternal City – ROME, the VATICAN State, the cradle of the Renaissance in FLORENCE/TUSCANY and those who ruled the seas from a lagoon from which VENICE rose; no other country on earth can lay claim to this rich living history. To experience this (or Pompeii, Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Lake Como etc.) is like walking onto a movie set. Iconic locations, breathtaking vistas, dramatic structures and buildings – not to mention the food and culture, a culture which has nurtured so much of western music. The engaging and talented Janet Galván will lead our 2019 Passion of Italy Festival with the combined choir singing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica (tbd) followed by a gala concert featuring the participating choirs. The combined Festival Choir will be staged in a grand cathedral of Rome before individual choirs continue their own concert tour of this great land.
Europe is all this and more; SPAIN, GREECE, GERMANY, POLAND, CROATIA, FRANCE, the CZECH REPUBLIC and HUNGARY. Experience the tapestry that weaves this patchwork of countries together and which offers you the finest opportunities in your world of music.