Music Celebrations International (MCI) would like to invite your ensemble to perform in the Beethoven 250 Concert Series in Austria as part of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday Celebration. The concert series will take place throughout 2020 in partnership with local governments, music associations, community organizations, and tourist boards around Austria. Recognition of this concert series facilitates greater access to performance venues, official publicity, generally very successful concert arrangements, and the ability to touch local cultures in a way that may not be done through other affiliations.

 

Vienna, affectionately known as the “Capital of Classical Music”, holds a special place in the hearts of musicians as it was here where composers like Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, and Beethoven established their musical careers. Beethoven said of this city, “Perhaps heaven will permit me not to have to give up Vienna as my permanent abode.” Countless other composers and musicians have at one point called Vienna home as it has continued to embrace its musical tradition and propel classical music into the present day and future.

 

Austria is so steeped in music that musicians the world over consider a performance tour here as a musical pilgrimage to the cradle of Western Civilization’s musical heritage. To combine performances in exciting and historical venues with on-the-spot exposure to the music of the Masters is an enriching musical and educational experience.

Sample Itinerary

Day One: ARRIVE

  • Depart via scheduled air service to Munich, Germany

 

Day Two: MUNICH/SALZBURG

  • Arrive in Munich
  • Meet your MCI Tour Manager, who will assist the group to the awaiting motorcoach for a transfer to Salzburg
  • Take a panoramic Sound of Music city tour of Salzburg, including important movie sights such Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and the famed Gazebo located at Hellbrunn Palace
  • Check into a conveniently located hotel
  • Welcome Dinner and overnight

 

Day Three: SALZBURG

  • Enjoy a morning guided tour of Salzburg including Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Mozart Square, the Dom (cathedral), University Church, entrance to the Mozarthaus (Mozart’s birthplace) and a cable car ride up to the Fortress (for an unparalleled view of the city below)
  • For Choirs only: Sing recital in Salzburg Dom
  • For Instrumental groups only: Clinic with Faculty of the Mozarteum
  • Performance as part of the Beethoven 250 Concert Series

 

Day Four: SALZBURG/MONDSEE/MELK/VIENNA

  • Transfer to Mondsee to visit St. Michael’s Church (site of The Sound of Music wedding)
  • Continue to Melk to visit the world-famous Abbey (where choirs may sing a short recital). The Abbey of Melk which crowns a rocky bluff overlooking the Danube more than 150 ft. above the river, is the apogee of Baroque architecture in Austria
  • Continue to Vienna

 

Day Five: VIENNA

  • Half-day guided tour of Historical Vienna includes the Ringstráße, Imperial Palace, State Opera, Town Hall, Burgkapelle (home of the Vienna Boys Choir), Palace Stables, Strauß Monument, and entrance to Schönbrunn Palace, built by the Hapsburgs in imitation of Versailles
  • Performance as part of the Beethoven 250 Concert Series

 

Day Six: VIENNA

  • For choirs: Sing recital at St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Half-day guided tour of Musical Vienna includes entrance to the Haus der Musik (House of Music), a modern interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. The Musical Vienna tour concludes with a visit (entrance included) to the Beethoven Heligenstadt apartment
  • Time permitting; enjoy a visit to the Vienna City Cemetery to visit the graves of Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, Schubert and the Mozart Memorial
  • Evening Farewell Dinner and overnight

 

Day Seven: DEPART FOR HOME

  • Transfer to Vienna’s airport for the return flight

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