THURSDAY 19 OCTOBER
Fly into Hobart, arriving after mid-day. There may be a chance to arrange transport from the airport. Closer to final payment, we shall check the flights that would be best for a joint transfer. Check-in at The Henry Jones Art Hotel will be possible at 2pm.
1530: After your arrival in Hobart, Len will lead an optional walking tour to the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.
Return to the hotel to freshen up.
1900: Join your fellow travellers for your welcome dinner. Overnight in the Henry Jones Art Hotel. (D)
FRIDAY 20 OCTOBER
Breakfast at the hotel.
0930: We make our way to Hobart’s waterfront where we will pick up our ferry to MONA at 1015 hrs.
MONA is Hobart’s Museum of Modern and New Art, a private venture by a local Vigneron built into the cliff-face of the Derwent, upstream from the city. It houses an eclectic mix of art forms that have intrigued the owner, some impressive, some challenging and some very funny. Expect the unexpected as you wander through the galleries.
Our ferry delivers us to the museum, where there are quite a few steps to negotiate. As there is so much to see and parts of the collection appeal to some more than others, this will be free time to wander. You can stay and have something to eat as well, or you can return to the city by ferry a bit earlier. Ferry Tickets and Museum entry are included in your tour price.
On your return to the hotel, time to freshen up for our first concert at Hobart Government House.
1715: Meet in the Hotel lobby before we stroll to Government House.
1800: Take your places for the Concert with Orava Quartet.
Mendelssohn – String Quartet no.2 in A Major Op 13
Schubert – String Quartet no. 13 in A Minor D. 804 Op.29 “Rosamunde”
Kilar – “Orawa” (1988)
2030: Stroll back to the Hotel. Overnight in the Henry Jones Art Hotel (B,L,D)
SATURDAY 21 OCTOBER
Breakfast at the hotel. Free time.
1015: Stroll to Hobart Town Hall for our next concert.
Orava Quartet returns with Stefan Cassomenos (piano)
1100: Concert 2
William Byrd – Ave Verum Corpus
Tomas Luis De Victoria – O Magnum Mysterium
Schulhoff – Five Pieces for String Quartet (1924)
Schumann – Piano Quintet
1230: Free time for your own Lunch around the waterfront, or return to the hotel.
Return to Hobart Town Hall in time for your next concert with Steve Davislim (tenor) and Stefan Cassomenos (piano).
1430: Concert 3
Beethoven – An die ferne geliebte
Schumann – Dichteliebe
Free time to freshen up at the hotel.
1800: Meet your tour leader in the Lobby and walk to Peppina Restaurant for dinner before this evening’s Concert.
After Dinner, walk to St. David’s Cathedral for Concert 4, with The Song Company.
2000: Concert 4
William Byrd – Tristitia et Anxietas
David Lang – I want to Live (where you live) (contemp Amer.)
Jeremy Cull – Super Flumina (contemp. British)
William Byrd – Ye Sacred Muses
Pelle Gudmunsen-Holmgreen – You and I and Amyas (contemp. Danish)
Gabriel Jackson – In All His Works (contemp. British)
William Byrd – Tribue Domine
Gabriel Jackson – I Gaze Upon You (contemp. British)
At the end of the concert, make your way back to the Hotel. (B,D)
SUNDAY 22 OCTOBER
Breakfast at the hotel.
0915: Board the coach for today’s trip to New Norfolk and our next concert venue, Valleyfield.
1100: Concert 5
Your Concert today is perfomed by Genevieve Lacey (recorder) and James Crabb (piano accordian)
Diego Ortiz (c.1510-70) – Recercada Segunda
Giovanni Palestrina (1525-1594) – Vestiva I Colli (with divisions by Francesco Rognoni)
Andrea Keller (1973) – Where is Everybody?
J.S. Bach (1685-1750) – Sonata No. 3 in D minor BMW 527
Damian Barbeler (b.1972) – Shadow Box
John Banister (1630-1679) – A Division upon a Ground.
Sally Beamish (b.1956) – Lament
Trad. Scottish/arr, Crabb) – Mary Scott, the Flower of Yarrow Cuckold Come out of the Amrey
1300: Lunch at the Agrarian Kitchen with your hosts, Rodney Dunn and Severine Demanet. Interludes and Conversations with the artists.
1530: Board the coach for the drive back to your hotel. Free evening. (B,L)
MONDAY 23 OCTOBER
Breakfast at the Hotel.
Check out of your accommodation. Take yourself (maybe share taxi) to the airport for your flight home, or, continue with your own arrangements. (If you arrange your return flight around late morning, this should guarantee that you will be on a flight with other members returning to your State.) (B)