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Berliner Dom Experience
The honorary organist of the Berliner Dom will treat you to an introduction to the Berliner Dom’s 2000 year history. Further to that he will give a short organ concert, before taking you round the Cathedral, where you will see the second largest crypt in Europe as well as the spectacular view from the top. It makes for an excellent introductory evening in Germany’s capital.
Leipzig Grassi Museum of Musical Instruments
The chronologically organized permanent exhibition ‘In Search of the Perfect Sound’ offers visitors of all ages insights into the music history of the city of Leipzig and into the multi-facetted world of musical instruments. The most important eras of music history and instrument making are presented in 13 extensive chapters. In addition to experiencing a visual journey through time, a newly developed 3-D sound system allows visitors to listen to music from previous centuries.
The Mendelssohn Museum
The Mendelssohn House in Leipzig is the only remaining private address of the late musician Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The Mendelssohn family moved into the flat in 1845. It has been carefully restored to look like how it did when the composer lived there, and since November 1997 it has been host to a museum in honour of the great musician. Here, you and your groups will be able to collate information about Mendelssohn's life and work. Letters and sheets of music, water colours painted by Mendelssohn, authentic furniture, the composer's study and the music salon, will all help give more insight to the life of one of Germany’s most famous composers.
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Robert Schumann House
The Schumann House is where Robert and Clara Schumann spent the first 4 years of their marriage. Schumann founded the publication, the New Journal for Music, in Leipzig and contributed to it extensively. He was a very interesting man and could have been the finest pianist in Europe, but an injury to his hand prevented this from ever happening. His marriage to Clara enraged his wife’s father, who had previously been Schumann’s teacher and a long legal battle ensued. Schumann was obviously a passionate man, so to find out more about him, where he lived and his work then visit Leipzig’s very own Schumann House.
- Arrive in Berlin airport in the morning
- Have an orientation tour of Berlin introducing you the 3 main areas of the city: the West (inc. Memorial Church), the New (Potsdamer Square) and the East (Brandenburg Gate).
- Attend an exclusive lecture and organ concert given by the man who has been the honorary organist at the Berliner Dom since 1992.
- Return to hotel for dinner
- Have breakfast at hotel
- Visit the Berlin music museum
- Afternoon free time and rehearsal
- Evening concert at Castle Ziesar in the Cloister Lehnin
- Return to hotel for dinner
- Have breakfast in hotel
- Leave for Leipzig
- Give lunchtime concert at Nikolaikirche
- Visit the Mendelssohn and Schumann houses/museums
- Evening free time
- Return to Berlin
- Breakfast at hotel in Leipzig
- Rehearsal and free time
- Return to Berlin after lunch
- Evening performance at St. George’s Anglican Church
- Dinner at hotel
- Breakfast at hotel
- Free-time in Berlin
- Check-out of hotel and transfer to airport for return flight home