Mozart Week in Salzburg
January 24 - February 2, 2019
For decades I’ve attended 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 un-discovered secret. Unlike the over-popular Salzburg Summer Festival, concert tickets are available and affordable, the city is quiet and tourist-free, 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 Jan. 27, the music of Mozart is always central to Mozartwoche every year – a wide variety of the Salzburg native son’s works, from symphonies to concertos, choral music to chamber music and opera, performed by some of the classical music world’s most popular and renowned artists and ensembles.
Sound Advice® Music Tours has visited this superb festival many times 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.
- Rick Phillips
Sound Advice® Host Rick Phillips was affiliated with CBC Radio for 30 years, in a career that spanned production to on-air to management. For 14 years, he was the host and producer of SOUND ADVICE, the weekly guide to classical music and recordings, heard across Canada on CBC Radio One & CBC Radio Two every weekend.
Rick is very active in the adult/continuing education field of classical music. He’s presented Music Appreciation courses at the McGill Conservatory of Music, Alberta College, Mount Royal College in Calgary, the Royal Conservatory of Music, George Brown College, the University of Toronto and York University to mention a few.
He is also a busy freelance writer and reviewer, lecturer, panel moderator, consultant, musical tour guide and concert host.
Here are a few of the artists, ensembles and repertoire we'll enjoy at Mozartwoche 2019:
Reviews from previous Mozart Week participants:
*Prices are based on Mar 2018 international currency exchange rates and are subject to revision
Price does not include:
To Reserve your place:
Send in the booking form with $500 deposit (fully refundable until August 9, 2018 minus credit card fee if paid by credit card rather than cheque). Requests for the few single rooms will be filled on a first come/first serve basis. After that, there are double rooms at a single use rate available.
The deposit becomes non-refundable on August 9, at which time we recommend purchasing trip cancellation insurance. Concert ticket payment is due when tickets are available for purchase (early fall) and is non-refundable. Tour balance is due by Nov 30, 2018. Complete terms and conditions are on the registration form.
Registration and Information:
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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.
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Back to Booking Info ↑ RICK'S PICKS for Mozart Week 2018 [Download PDF]
Friday, Jan. 25, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #04
Friday, Jan. 25, 7:30PM, Mozarteum #06
Saturday, Jan. 26, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #08
Saturday, Jan. 26, 7:30PM, Haus fűr Mozart #12
Sunday, Jan. 27, 5:00PM, Haus fűr Mozart #17
Tuesday, Jan. 29, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #22
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7:30PM, Mozarteum #28
Thursday, Jan. 31, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #30
Thursday, Jan. 31, 8:00PM, Haus fűr Mozart #33
Friday, Feb. 1, 11:00AM, Mozarteum #34