Sustainable Travel

 

Listening to your wishes and requests we have sat down and worked out a way to support an eco-friendly way of travelling. Find below a sample tour that we have drafted for environmentally-concscious choirs wishing to travel by train and if we inspired you please contact us to create your individual green tour through Europe. 

Depending on your tour locations we will compile your journey by train or by bus. Don't miss the experience of the night train services that are celebrating their renaissance.

Vegetarian or vegan food and an eco-friendly accomodation will be chosen according to your requests and specification.

 

A sustainable example for choirs:

SALZBURG

--> Arrival at Munich Airport
Transfer to Munich Main Station – 32 min via train (S-Bahn)
Transfer to Salzburg Main Station – 1h 28min via ÖBB railjet express

Hotels Salzburg
Hotel Evido Salzburg City Center
3 minutes by foot from Salzburg Main Station
Austria Trend Hotel Salzburg Europa
2 minutes by foot from Salzburg Main Station
Achat Hotel Plaza Salzburg
6 minutes by foot from Salzburg Main Station

Restaurants
Zum Hirschenwirt – typical Austrian cuisine, vegan options available
6 minutes by foot from Salzburg Main Station

15 minutes to the old town Salzburg
Electric Shuttle Bus for longer distances can be arranged in Salzburg

VIENNA

Transfer to Vienna Main Station – 2h 22min via ÖBB railjet

Hotels Vienna
a&o Hotel Wien Hauptbahnhof
4 minutes by foot from Vienna Main Station
Azimut Hotel Vienna
4 minutes by foot from Vienna Main Station
Ibis Hotel Wien Hauptbahnhof
1 minute by foot from Vienna Main Station

Easy connection to public transport
12 minutes by U1 to St. Stephen’s Cathedral

PRAGUE

Transfer to Prague Main Station – 3h 57min via ÖBB railjet

Hotels Prague
Ramada by Wyndham Prague City Centre
9 minutes by foot from Prague Main Station
Motel One Prague City Centre
9 minutes by metro from Prague Main Station
Hotel Zlatá Váha
7 minutes by foot from Prague Main Station

Prague Main Station is right in the city centre
10-15 minutes by foot in the old town heart of Prague

Transfer to Prague Int. Airport – 35min via AE (Airport Express Bus), Shuttlebus can be arranged 
Green Tour 2021

Venice

Transfer to Mestre Main Station – 10h 45min via ÖBB Nightjet

Hotels Mestre
Staycity Aparthotels Venice
7 minutes by foot from Mestre Main Station
A&o Hotel Mestre
7 minutes by foot from Mestre Main Station
Wombat’s Hostel Venice Mestre
6 minutes by foot from Mestre Main Station
7 Days Premium Hotel Venice Mestre
6 minutes by foot from Mestre Main Station

Daytrips to
Venice City (via Tronchetto boat)
Padua (15 minutes via Train)
Verona (1h via Train)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Konzerte 2020

 

15. April 2020, 18:00 Uhr
Minoritenkirche
Minoritenplatz 2A, Wien

Interpreten:
Valley Christian Schools Choir
and String Ensemble


Programm:
R. Vaughan Williams:
Fantasia on Greensleeves
Arthur Foote:
Serenade in E Major for String Orchestra, Op. 25
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco:
Guitar Quintet, Op. 143
F. Mendelssohn:
Herbstlied
A. Bruckner:
Locus Iste
Ola Gjeilo:
The Rose
Traditional Gospel Song:
Lord, I Know I Been Changed

11. Juni 2020, 19:30 Uhr
Großer Saal, Musikverein
Wien

Interpreten:
Mount Asama Orchestra
Freude Chor Yokohama
Katsuto Yokoshima, Dirigent
Programm:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Missa solemnis in D-Dur (op. 123)

Tickets: www.musikverein.at/konzert/eventid/43435

13. Juni 2020, 15:00 Uhr
Stift St. Florian

Interpreten:
Mount Asama Orchestra
Freude Chor Yokohama
Katsuto Yokoshima, Dirigent
Programm:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
aus: Missa solemnis D-Dur (op. 123): Kyrie, Gloria, Credo

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Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphonie Nr. 7 in E-Dur (WAB 107)

Tickets: www.oeticket.com/eventseries/mount-asama-orchestra...
oder in allen Oeticket Verkaufsstellen

11. Juli 2020, 20:00 Uhr
Großer Saal, Musikverein
Wien

Interpreten:
OJPA - Alicante’s Youth Orchestra
Francisco Maestre, Dirigent

Wiener Concert-Verein
Pablo Boggiano, Dirigent

Ayako Tanaka, Sopran

Esther Abrami, Violine
Programm:
Ruperto Chapí
Tambor de granaderos

Nikolai Rimskij-Korsakow
Capriccio espagnol, op. 34

José Pablo Moncayo
Huapango

Ruperto Chapí
Orchestervorspiel aus „La Revoltosa”

Aldemaro Romero
Fuga con Pajarillo

Pedro Eliaz Gutíerrez
Alma Ilanera

— Pause —

Ludwig van Beethoven
Romanze für Violine und Orchester F-Dur, op. 50
Symphonie Nr. 4 B-Dur, op. 60

Johann Strauß Sohn
Frühlingsstimmen. Walzer, op. 410

Tickets: www.musikverein.at/konzert/eventid/43834

14. Juli 2020, 17:00 Uhr
Großer Saal, Konzerthaus
Wien

Interpreten:
TBD
Programm:
Gala Winners’  Concert
des SCL Festivals

Informationen unter: www.sclfestival.org

25. Juli 2020, 19:30 Uhr
Grote Zaal, Muziekgebouw
Amsterdam

Interpreten:
Berkshire Choral International
The New Symphonics
Joe Miller dirigent
Martha McLorinan mezzosopraan
Nick Prtichard tenor 
Stephan Loges bas
Programm:
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Die erste Walpurgisnacht
Dan Forrest Requiem for the Living



Tickets: www.muziekgebouw.nl/agenda/9122/Mendelssohn_Bartholdy/....

11. Aug 2020, 20:30 Uhr
Palau de la Música Catalana
Barcelona

Interpreten:
Maria Hinojosa, soprano 
Carol Garcia, mezzo 
Jorge Juan Morata, tenor  
Pau Bordas, bass 
Lixsania Fernández, voice
& viola da gamba
George Mihalache, cymbalon
Óscar Martin, piano
Berkshire Choral International
Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès
Saul Zaks, conductor
Programm:
Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa solemnis in D major, Op. 123
Three Sephardic songs:
Y. Braun (arr. J. Jacobson): Nani, Nani
Traditional Sephardic romance (arr. Y. Braun): Morenica
Y. Braun (arr. J. Jacobson): Por Que Llorax




Tickets: www.palaumusica.cat/en/charity-concert-beethoven...

Day 1 / Thu, 26 August 2021
VIENNA

Arrival in Vienna
Hotel details
- Accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotel
- Including daily buffet breakfast
Opening ceremony
- In local church
- Possible venue: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Minoritenkirche, Votivkirche

Day 2 / Fri, 27 August 2021
VIENNA

Competition / Celebration Concert in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein


Venue MusikvereinMusic lovers throughout the world know the Musikverein as the center of Viennese musical culture, as the focus of the international concert circuit and as the Eldorado of classical music.

Competition rules:
For Choirs
- One piece in the program must be a cappella
- Others can be with piano
- Time limit is 15 mins net
For Orchestras
- Time limit for orchestras is 20 minutes net
Repertoire is the ensemble’s own choice

Day 3 / Sat, 28 August 2021
VIENNA

Additional Concert

MuTh – Concert hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir

Venue MuthMuTh is known not only as the musical home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir; as a concert hall and theatre, it is now firmly established in the cultural landscape of Vienna. The building is a unique ensemble of existing baroque structures (the gatehouse and wall) and modern architecture. At the heart of MuTh is the Concert Hall. Contrasting with the coolness of the glass and metal used in the building’s exterior, the Hall’s interior design features warm materials and bold colours.
The Hall’s magnificent sound – enriched by the use of acoustic panels and specially-designed seating – is especially noteworthy.


House of Music – interactive museum and birthplace of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Venue HdmHaus der Musik is an interactive sound museum which provides a new approach to music on a playful as well as scientific level.
At one time the former Palais of Archduke Charles, today’s Haus der Musik was also the residence of Otto Nicolai (1810 – 1849), and founded the Vienna Philharmonic concerts here. On the “Beletage” first floor, the Vienna Philharmonics present original documents from their history.

Entrance to the museum
Additional Concert
- Possible venue: House of Music Auditorium, Minoritenkirche, Votivkirche
- Depending on size, repertoire and ensemble type
Farewell dinner with local folklore music
At local restaurant

Day 4 / Sun, 29 August 2021
VIENNA

Departure

- Exact time of activities depends on the final schedule -

Photo credits: Vienna panorama © Wien Tourismus, MuTh & Haus der Musik © Henri Manzano

Festival Jury

Christoph Ehrenfellner

Christoph Ehrenfellner

Saul Zaks

Saul Zaks

Esther Abrami

Esther Abrami

  • Christoph Ehrenfellner
  • Saul Zaks
  • Esther Abrami
  • Christoph Ehrenfellner

    The Salzburg born conductor-composer-violinist has chosen 3 tracks to bring the fruits of a blossoming spirit to full exchange with our musical world. His actual position as an artist-in-residence at Theater Nordhausen has been preceded by composing-residencies at Orchestre Symphonique de Mulhouse, Ozawa Academy Geneva, Festival Retz, Loisiarte, St.Gallen- and Palmklang. Among the acclaimed premieres are works such as Ehrenfellners 1st Symphony, 2nd Opera, 1st Ballet, or 3rd violin-concerto.

    His partners are Mozarteum Orchester Salzburg, Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra, Turku Philharmonic Orchestra, Loh-Orchester Sondershausen, Kransnojarsk Chamber Orchestra, the Dialoge-Festival Salzburg, Brucknerhaus Linz, Allegro Vivo Festival. Musicians such as Gidon Kremer, Leif Segerstam, Emmanuel Tjeknavorian, Enrico Pace, Erwin Ortner, Christoph Sietzen etc. perform his music. In the coming season it will be Mainfranken Theater Würzburg, Liszt Biennale Weimar, Tyrol Festival Erl, Tchech Chamber Philharmonic Praha und Manila Youth Orchestra, who will have encounters with Christoph Ehrenfellner.

    Enthusiastic reviews about his music come from NY Times, Spiegel online, Austrian newspaper Die Presse, Salzburger Nachrichten, Kurier, Krone and many more. The Tjeknavorian-CD-recording of Ehrenfellners Suite des Alpes at SONY-Classical won the OPUS-classic-prize 2018 in Germany. Elbphilharmonie, Royal Albert Hall, Cité de la Muisque, Concertgebouw or Vienna Musikverein: in nearly all of the leading European Concert Halls the music of Christoph Ehrenfellner has won enthusiastic audience.

    Ehrenfellner is honorary member of the Japan Austria Cultural Association. His thesis ‘Art&Money’ is edited at the Akademiker Verlag Saarbrücken.

  • Saul Zaks

    Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961 and living in Denmark, Saul Zaks is and international conductor and mediator who connects people from different cultures and provides a cross-cultural communication through music and the arts.

    He has been the conductor of The Musicology Students Choir at the University of Aarhus, and of The University of Southern Denmark Chamber Choir and Symphony Orchestra.

    Saul Zaks is a guest professor in choral and orchestral conducting at the University of Buenos Aires, Universidad Católica de Asunción del Paraguay, Conservatorio Nacional de Bolivia, Universidad Federal de Rio de Janeiro and Universidad de Oriente, Santiago de Cuba.

    He studied at The Jerusalem Rubin Academy of Music & Dance, Israel, with Prof. Mendi Rodán, and at The Royal Danish Academy of Music Aarhus.

    Saul Zaks is specialized in the music from Latin America and has performed and recorded with, amongst others, the composer Ariel Ramirez, the singer Mercedes Sosa, the composer & pianist Pablo Ziegler and the bandoneón players Daniel Binelli, Pablo Mainetti, César Stroscio and Rodolfo Marcelo Zanetti.

    As Chorus Master, Saul Zaks has gained a nomination for the Danish Grammy Award 2006 - Best Classical Album - together with the Danish National Choir & Symphony Orchestra for recordings of "Choral Symphony & Requiem" by Asger Hamerik.

    Additionally he has gained a nomination for the Latin Grammy Award 2016 in the category Best Tango Album - "Sax to Tango" - together with Pablo Ziegler, Julio Botti, Franco Pinna & The University of Southern Denmark Symphony Orchestra.

    Together with Argentinean composer Martin Palmeri, Saul Zaks performed the Scandinavian premiere of "Misatango", and the World Premiere of the "Tango Credo" at Lincoln Center, New York in 2017.

    Today Saul Zaks is the Artistic Director & Conductor of the Misatango Festival Vienna (www.misatango.com).

    In 2018 Saul Zaks was appointed Artistic Director for the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna.

    Appointments in 2019 include the World Premiere of Martin Palmeri´s "Gran Misa" in Carnegie Hall, New York City, The International Music Festival in Bratislava and workshops and concerts at Hanover University of Music, Theatre and Media.

    www.saulzaks.com

  • Esther Abrami

    Described as a ‚rising star’ by the Strings Magazine and as a ’glamorous and influential star’ by Pianist Magazine.
    Esther performs internationally as a soloist in venues such as Carnegie Hall (New-York), Stephansdom (Vienna), Leeds Town Hall (UK) and Salle Cortot (Paris).
    Esther has featured on both TV and Radio shows including Sky News, BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.

  • Christoph Ehrenfellner
  • Saul Zaks
  • Esther Abrami

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