January 23 - 31, 2020
As the host of music travel tours, I’ve led groups of music lovers to concerts and music festivals across North America and Europe, and one of my favourites – one that I try to return to every year, is the spectacular Mozartwoche (Mozart Week) in Salzburg, Austria. It remains a wonderful undiscovered secret. Unlike the over-popular Salzburg Summer Festival, concert tickets are available and affordable, the city is quiet and free from tourist hordes, and the concerts feature the same calibre of international artists and ensembles. It’s the perfect combination of crowd-free relaxation with the stimulation of world-class artists, music and concert venues.
Always scheduled around his birthdate on January 27, the music of Mozart is central to Mozartwoche every year – a wide variety of the Salzburg native son’s masterpieces, from symphonies to concertos, choral music to chamber music and opera, performed by some of the world’s most popular and renowned classical music artists and ensembles.
Sound Advice® Music Tours has visited this superb annual music festival ten times now with small, international groups of music lovers. And after the concerts, we’ve enjoyed many stimulating discussions over snacks, glasses of crisp Austrian wine, warming glühwein or robust beer.
From our central Salzburg hotel, it’s an easy walk to the concerts, restaurants, cafés and museums. And the beautiful Austrian Alps, just to the south, are a short bus or train ride away.
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Double occupancy: $3,384CAD per person
Single occupancy in a single room: $3,785
*Prices are based on Mar 2019 international currency exchange rates and are subject to revision
- Accommodation: 8 nights in a centrally located Salzburg Hotel
- Meals: 8 breakfasts and 5 dinners or lunches, depending on concert schedule
- Rick’s guided walking Tour of Salzburg
- Private backstage tour of Festival concert hall complex
- Rick’s daily presentations/discussions on the artists, ensembles &music
- All Tips/Gratuities for included meals and guided tours.
Price does not include:
- Concerts – Rick has picked 10 concerts for us—very good seats. The cost for these 10 concerts is CAD $2,145.
- Flights, transfers to and from hotel and airport - we can arrange flights from cities across Canada and the US. Trip extensions are also available
To Reserve your place:
Send in the BOOKING FORM with $500 deposit fully refundable until August 9, minus credit card fee if paid by credit card.
The deposit becomes non-refundable on August 9, at which time we recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance. Concert ticket payment is due August 23 and is non-refundable. Tour balance is due by November 30, 2019.
Complete terms and conditions are on the BOOKING FORM.
Jane Clemens, Vision Travel Solutions
1-800-475-9494 ext 2243
Vision Travel acts only as agents for the traveler and accepts no responsibility for the services of any aircraft, bus, hotel, concert agencies, etc. used in this tour, nor any delays, loss or accident to travelers or baggage occasioned by such services. While the organizers will do everything possible to assist travelers, they similarly disclaim any such responsibility.
The right is reserved to cancel or modify the tour. Full terms and conditions are on the registration form.
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Some comments from previous Mozart Week participants:
“The company was wonderful, and the experience of walking through the town, sampling the many galleries, coffee houses, restaurants, and pubs was so enjoyable. . . .I am already looking forward to returning next January for another incredible European musical experience. Jane and Rick did a great job of organizing everything without a glitch, and the hotel was excellent" - Celia O.
“I really enjoyed the trip - thanks for all your organizing and your laid back leadership. I can admit now that I was somewhat leery in advance about 10 musical events in as many days but I would gladly have stayed for 10 more”. - Pat R.
"...It was the trip of a lifetime - arranged with very personal touches: the tickets for the performances were excellent, the venues were acoustically perfect and the cream, of course, was to be able to enjoy Rick’s talks before the concerts so that musical enjoyment was enormously enhanced. The experience of being immersed in Mozart gave inspiration and romance..." - Stephanie C.
“I can’t imagine hearing music played any better—it was so moving!"
- Virginia G., after a performance of Brahms by Mitsuko Uchida and the Hagen Quartet
“Everything about the trip was outstanding! I can’t think of any changes to make – it works!!”
- Elizabeth B.
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- Friday, Jan. 24, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #04
Performers: Chamber Orchestra of Europe/Andrew Manze
Mozart: Symphony No. 31, K. 297, “Paris”
Oboe Concerto, K. 314
Symphony No. 41, K. 551, “Jupiter”
- Friday, Jan. 24, 7:30PM, Felsenreitschule #06
Performers: Cast, Cappella Andrea Barca et al./Sir Andras Schiff, Rolando Villazon
Mozart: Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492 (in concert)
- Saturday, Jan. 25, 7:30PM, Grosses Festspielhaus #10
Performers: Vienna Philharmonic/Daniel Barenboim, piano & conductor;Radek Baborak, horn
Mozart: Symphony No. 33, K. 319
Horn Concerto No. 3, K. 447
Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
- Sunday, Jan. 26, 8:00PM, Hausfür Mozart #15
Performers: Soloists, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Salzburg Bach Choir/Marc Minkowski
G. F. Handel (arr. Mozart): Messiah
- Monday, Jan. 27, 3:00PM, Mozarteum #17
Performers; Mahler Chamber Orchestra/Mitsuko Uchida, piano & conductor
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
Flute Quartet, K. 285
Piano Concerto No.22, K. 482
- Tuesday, Jan. 28, 7:30PM, Mozarteum #21
Performers: Soloists, L’Arpeggiata, Salzburg Bach Choir/Christina Pluhar
Mozart: Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339
G. F. Handel (arr. Mozart): Ode to St. Cecilia
- Wednesday, Jan. 29, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #23
Performers: Philharmonie Salzburg/Elisabeth Fuchs
Mozart: Divertimento, K. 136; Flute Concerto, K. 314; Clarinet Concerto, K. 622;
Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495; Serenade No. 12, K. 388; Symphony No. 29, K. 201
- Wednesday, Jan. 29, 7:30PM, Grosses Festspielhaus #27
Performers: Vienna Philharmonic/Lahav Shani, piano & conductor
Mozart: Concerto for Flute & Harp, K. 299
Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
Symphony No. 40, “Great”, K. 550
- Thursday, Jan. 30, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #28
Performers: Takacs String Quartet et al
Mozart: String Quartet No. 22, K. 589
Horn Quintet K. 407
String Quartet No. 21, K. 575
Clarinet Quintet K. 581
- Thursday, Jan. 30, 7:30PM, Mozarteum #30
Performers: Soloists, La Cetra Baroque Orchestra & Vocal Ensemble of Basel/Andrea Marcon
Mozart: LitaniaeLauretanae, K. 195
Mass in C minor, K. 427, “Great”