Carpenter Holidays

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Wednesday 29 May 2019 to Sunday 2 June 2019
Ossiacher See

Ossiacher See © Günter Mik

The beautiful Ossiacher See is located in the Carinthia region in Southern Austria. It was the summer retreat of the musical Berg family, and the Alban Berg Ensemble Wien has created a Festival of chamber music in Ossiach, centred around the new 500-seater Alban Berg Saal and the Pfaffkirche St Georg. As well as enjoying five concerts at the Festival, we will take a trip to the tiny... read more

Sunday 15 September 2019 to Sunday 22 September 2019

Melrose Abbey

Following the successful trip in 2018, Carpenter Holidays, in association with Hannick Reizen, will be repeating the "Mendelssohn in Scotland" holiday in September 2019. If you admire Mendelssohn’s music and particularly his Hebrides Overture or Scottish Symphony and want to learn more about what inspired him to write these works; if you would like to know more about Mendelssohn the... read more

Sunday 29 September 2019 to Monday 7 October 2019
Fingal's Cave, Isle of Staffa

Fingal's Cave, Isle of Staffa

This holiday is the first collaboration between Carpenter Holidays and Kayleen Asbo and will culminate in a two day stay on the magical island of Iona. Mendelssohn's 1829 visit to Scotland will be the framework for our journey, and the composer's personality and music will come vividly to life during our travels together. We will learn, and experience for ourselves, exactly what... read more