Bonn Beethovenfest with Richard Wigmore

Thursday 21 - Monday 25 September 2017

Every year between the end of August and the beginning of October, Beethoven’s native city of Bonn celebrates the Beethovenfest. International orchestras and soloists, major ensembles and promising young performers return regularly to Bonn to take part in this festival. The tradition of Beethoven festivals in Bonn reaches back to 1845, when a three-day music event was held on the 75th anniversary of the composer’s birth.



The Beethoven Halle is undergoing a major refurbishment and will be closed until 2019. All performances have been relocated to other venues within the city. Transport, where necessary will be provided.


Volksbank-Haus "Fervour in the Heart"

Mojca Erdmann soprano, Delian Quartett 

Claudio Monteverdi: ‘Vaga su spina ascosa’ and ‘Se i languidi miei sguardi’ from the Book VII of Madrigals, arranged for voice and string quartet by Stefano Pierini

Joseph Haydn: String quartet in B minor, op33 no1

Franz Schubert: ‘Mignon’. Songs to words by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, arranged for voice and string quartet by Aribert Reimann 

Stefano Pierini: ‘Die Liebesmaschine’. Transfiguration of the two Wesendonck Lieder ‘Im Treibhaus’ and ‘Träume’ by Richard Wagner for string quartet

Arnold Schönberg: String Quartet no2 with soprano



Concert hall in the World Conference Centre. "A whole distant world"

Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Dirk Kaftan conductor, Miklós Perényi cello  

Beethoven: Symphony no7 op92

Henri Dutilleux: Cello concerto “Tout un monde lointain”

Maurice Ravel: “La Valse”. Poème chorégraphique



Concert hall in the World Conference Centre."Liberation, funeral dirge, cure"

BBC Symphony Orchestra, Sakari Oramo conductor, Isabelle Faust violin 

Ludwig van Beethoven: Ouverture no2 to ‘Fidelio’ op72

Alban Berg: Violin concerto "To the memory of an angel"

Robert Schumann: Symphony no2 in C op61



Beethoven-Haus "With deepest sentiment"

Quatuor Diotima

Luigi Nono: "Fragmente–Stille, An Diotima"

Beethoven: String quartet no15 in A minor op132 "Galitzin Quartet II"


Richard Wigmore will give talks about the works and life of Beethoven.

We will stay in the 5* Ameron Hotel Königshof 

There will be a guided tour of Bonn and a boat trip along the Rhine to Königswinter Castle.

 

 

 

Flights
Manchester - Cologne/Bonn
21 Sept Lufthansa German wings 4U343 dep.11.25 arr.13.55   25 Sept 4U342 dep.19.10 arr.19.40

London Heathrow - Cologne/Bonn
21 Sept Lufthansa German wings 4U465 dep14.45 arr.17.10  25 Sept 4U468 dep.18.30 arr.19.05

Cost per person: £1895 (based on 2 people sharing)

Single Room Supplement: £215

 



The cost of this holiday will cover the following:

  • Return flights to Cologne/Bonn
  • 4 nights Bed & Breakfast in Königshof Hotel
  • Admission to 3 performances
  • Guided tour of Bonn
  • Boat trip and sightseeing tour
  • All coach transfers
  • 3 meals in restaurants with wine
  • Talks by Richard Wigmore
  • Services of tour escort
Travel insurance is not included

Details are correct at time of publishing (June 2017) but may be subject to change.

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