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1 to 5 August 2018 Klosters

Wednesday 1 August 2018 to Sunday 5 August 2018

Famed as the winter skiing destination of the Royal Family, Klosters is the summer setting for the Klosters Music Festival in the heart of the Swiss Alps. As well as enjoying concerts by the Basel Chamber Orchestra and Malmö Symphony Orchestra including two of the most popular symphonies in the repertoire, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Brahms’s First, there will be scenic sightseeing trips on the train to St Moritz and, weather permitting, a cable-car ride to the Madrisa Lake for a lunchtime concert. Staying in the four-star Silvretta Parkhotel we will be at the heart of the Festival activity, enjoying the best in music and Swiss hospitality.

Itinerary

WED 1 AUG Fly from London Heathrow at 12hr15, arriving in Zurich at 15h05. Coach transfer to Klosters (approximately 2 1/2 hours) to check into the Silvretta Parkhotel. Welcome dinner at the hotel followed by traditional music played in various public spaces in the town, celebrating Swiss National Day.

THU 2 AUG Morning concert followed by lunch together, and the opportunity to explore the town, including the entertainment on offer in the “Festival Tent” situated outside the train station, or perhaps to take a ride on the cable car (free with the "Klosters Card" that you will be given) up to Gotschnagrat above Klosters. Dinner in the Hotel before the evening concert.

FRI 3 AUG Excursion by train to St Moritz to explore this chic town complete with its own “leaning tower”. We return to Klosters via Filisur down the steep gradient on which the railway line executes a series of loop-the-loops crossing over itself and the valley and into tunnels in the mountain, all combining to produce one of the most spectacular train journeys in Europe. There is then time in Klosters to relax or enjoy the “Festival Tent”. Early dinner and evening concert.

SAT 4 AUG Cable car ride and lunchtime concert at the Madrisa Lake (weather permitting) followed by a free afternoon and dinner and concert in the evening.

SUN 5 AUG Lunchtime farewell concert in Klosters followed by the transfer to the airport for the journey home.

Programme

2 AUG 11.00 CONCERT: Programme to be announced
Venue: Kirche St Jakob, Klosters

2 AUG 20.00 CONCERT: BASEL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA; JULIA LEZHNEVA, SOPRANO
Programme: Baroque arias to include Handel Let the Bright Seraphim
Venue: Kirche St Jakob

3 AUG 19.00 CONCERT: MALMÖ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Programme:
Mendelssohn Overture – A Midsummer Night’s Dream tbc
Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor
Brahms Symphony No 1 in C minor

Venue: Festival Hall

4 AUG 19.00 CONCERT MALMÖ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Programme:
Overture to be confirmed
Mozart Piano Concerto No 24 in C min, K491
Tchaikovsky Symphony No 4 in F minor

Venue: Festival Hall

5 AUG 13.00 CLOSING CONCERT: Programme to be announced

Travel Information

British Airways

1 August London Heathrow – Zurich dep 12.15 arr 15.05

5 August Zurich – London Heathrow dep 18.40 arr 19.30

Flight schedules are subject to alteration.

Flights from other UK airports can be arrange on request.

Price per person

Tour price £1,395
Single room supplement £110
Club Europe flight upgrade from £250
Land-only tour price £1,245
Deposit required £300
Tour code KLO1

Tour price includes: Flight and airport taxes, group transfers from and to airport and for included activities where applicable, accommodation, breakfast daily, two lunches, four dinners, sightseeing tours as described, first-category ticket for each included performance, concert programmes, the services of Stephen Carpenter as tour manager.

To Book

Contact Travel for the Arts quoting tour code KLO1
Telephone +44 (0)20 8799 8350
Email: tfa [at] stlon.com
Travel for the Arts for a booking form