June 5th — 19th, 2020
Having had to turn people away with our 2019 trip, Camerata Pacifica will return to Beethoven’s homeland in 2020.
Our trip will begin with Frederick the Great’s Berlin; enlightened despot, warmonger, founder of the Berlin Opera and flute-player, Frederick favored his summer palace, Sanssouci, which we’ll visit. With our favorite guide, Ronen Altman Kaydar we’ll also spend time in the city, exploring its origins, its troubled 20 century history and the city today.
Beethoven residences will be destinations in Bonn, Heiligenstadt, Mödling, Baden and, of course, Vienna, where we will also visit the Lobokowitz Palace in which was held the debut of the “Eroica” Symphony.
Other highlights include: a cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine Valley, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Vienna, an introduction to Austrian coffee one morning and an introduction to Austrian wine in the evening. We’ll enjoy local wine, food and music in a typical “Heurigen” where Beethoven resided for a while. We’ll visit Stift Melk and Wachau, (another UNESCO world heritage site), for sightseeing and wine tastings and a cruise on the Danube. It’s too early to yet secure tickets for next year, but this summer we enjoyed superb performances by the Vienna State Opera and the Berlin & Vienna Philharmonic Orchestras, and some chamber music surprises.
Our guide for the whole trip is the wonderful Annika Ulla Schmid.
Camerata trips, while packed full of activities, also allow plenty of time for rest, sightseeing and simply enjoying the locales.
20 participants maximum, 12 minimum.
This is a first-class trip with 5 star accommodation.
Cost is $8,500 per person for double occupancy, exclusive of airfare (single occupancy prices t.b.a.).
Space is limited. Reservations may be made now, with a non-refundable deposit of $1,000 per person.
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