Combine the 5 days SCL Festival Vienna with the great concert halls of the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and the Grand Hall of the Konzerthaus in Vienna together with the famous Smetana Hall in Prague and a wonderful concert experience in Salzburg & Munich!

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European Concert Tour - Sample Itinerary for Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Prague & Munich
Including the SCL Festival 2017 & 2018 in Vienna



Day 1 | Wed, 05 July 2017 / Wed, 04 July 2018
ARRIVAL => SALZBURG

welcome to Salzburg


Arrival at Munich Int. Airport
Upon arrival at Munich Airport, you will be met by your touring coach, driver and English speaking tour guide. Transfer from the airport to your accommodation in Salzburg

ARRIVAL TO SALZBURG

Photo SalzburgArt lovers call Salzburg the Golden City of High Baroque; historians refer to it as the Florence of the North, or the German Rome; and music lovers know it as the Festival City -- birthplace of Mozart and home of the world-famous Salzburg Festival.



Lunch on own arrangements
Check-in at hotel

Afternoon guided City tour of Salzburg

See the Dom, the Festival Hall, St. Peter´s Abbey Church and its graveyards (tomb of Mozart´s sister Nannerl) as well as Mozart´s birthplace (entrance included) in the famous Getreidegasse. Enjoy the marvellous gardens of Mirabell Palace.

Dinner provided
Overnight Salzburg (1)



Day 2 | Thu, 06 July 2017 / Thu, 05 July 2018
SALZBURG

Breakfast at hotel & Check-out


In the morning, you will be taken on the Sound of Music Tour

Photo SalzkammergutDiscover Salzburg in the footsteps of “The Sound of Music” and see the locations where the world-famous film was shot. Some of the highlights and film locations that you will see on your tour include: the Gardens of Mirabell Palace, Leopoldskron Palace, Hellbrunn Nonnberg Abbey, St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang.



Lunch on own arrangements

CONCERT TOUR PERFORMANCE (#1) in the “Sound of Music Area” (venue to be determined)

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant
Overnight Salzburg (2)


Day 3 | Fri, 07 July 2017 / Fri, 06 July 2018
ARRIVAL => VIENNA

Flight info to be determined
welcome to Vienna


Transfer to Vienna ( ca 4 hour drive)
Lunch at own arrangements en route or at Vienna city centre

Photo ViennaVienna, one of the great capitals of Europe was for centuries home to the Habsburg rulers of the Austro- Hungarian Empire. Today the empire is long gone, but many reminders of the city‘s imperial heyday remain, carefully preserved by the tradition-loving Viennese.

From the late 18th century on, Vienna‘s culture -- particularly its music -- was famous throughout Europe. Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Mahler, and Bruckner all lived in the city. And at the tail end of the 19th century the city‘s artists and architects -- Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Oskar Kokoschka, Josef Hoffmann, Otto Wagner, and Adolf Loos among them -- brought about an artistic revolution that swept away the past and set the stage for the radically experimental art of the 20th century.



Check-in at the Global Village Hotel JUFA or at the Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide – both official SCL FESTIVAL accommodations!


photo SCL villageMany of the participants of the Summa Cum Laude Festival will be staying at the Global Villages – creating a wonderful international atmosphere and many opportunities for cultural exchange activities!

The “Hotel JUFA Vienna City” is located in the heart of the Simmering district (--> Map) and the “Austria Trend Eventhotel Pyramide” lies in the South of Vienna. Both accommodations include spacious multi-bedded rooms with private en-suite bathrooms as well as a delicious daily buffet breakfast. Both are very well equipped for music groups, with seminar rooms, festival halls etc. where the young musicians get the possibility to have rehearsals & play music with each other – perfect ambiances for creating long-lasting intercultural musical friendships!



Later in the evening enjoy the welcome ceremony of the


Logo SCLFestival

There will be a keynote speech and musical welcome!

SCL Festival pictures

The true focus of the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival is to offer the participating international youth the opportunity to create lasting connections across all boarders. Music is the language we all share, and this global event will build bridges between the many young participants. The friendships that result will have far reaching benefits, now and in the future.

SCL Festival Welcome Dinner provided
Conductors´ kick- off meeting
Overnight Vienna (3)



Day 4 | Sat, 08 July 2017 / Sat, 07 July 2018
VIENNA


SCL Festival day

Breakfast at hotel

Morning guided city tour of Vienna with English-speaking local guide
Start your guided city tour of Vienna including Ring Avenue, the Hofburg Palace, the Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozart’s „Figaro House”, City Hall and visit the famous Schönbrunn Palace (entrance included). *

fotos vie


Choir Competition
Today the prestigious competition will be held in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and you will be judged by a selection of top music professionals, all well-respected and well-known internationally e.g. Mr. Alexander Joel or Mr. Georg Mark. Within a time period of 15 to 20 minutes the participants are required to present the following pieces:
- compulsory pieces please find all details on www.sclfestival.org
- one piece by a composer of the ensemble’s home country
- additional piece(s) required in order to reach the minimum playing time, to be freely chosen.


Choir Celebration
Today the unique celebration concert is taking place in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the highlight of the SCL non-competitive program. Within a period of 20 min feel free to present pieces of your own choice to the audience and take the opportunity to listen to the other ensembles.


SCL Festival pictures
See more pictures of the SCL Festival: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/kxiz6eiw2lumdwe/zqD1lrncRR


Lunch-boxes provided

ADDITIONAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#2) in and around Vienna
(Venue to be determined)*

Possible venues: www.sclfestival.org/scl-2017/vienna-music-and-venues

Dinner at your hotel or local restaurant
Overnight Vienna (4)



Day 5 | Sun, 09 July 2017 / Sun, 08 July 2018
VIENNA

Breakfast at hotel

SCL Festival day

Orchestra Band Competition
Today the prestigious competition will be held in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein and you will be judged by a selection of top music professionals, all well-respected and well-known internationally e.g. Mr. Erwin Ortner, Mr. Steen Lindholm or Mr. Johannes Hiemetsberger.
Within a time period of 15 to 20 minutes the participants are required to present the following pieces:
- compulsory pieces please fi nd all details on www.sclfestival.org
- one piece by a composer of the ensemble’s home country
- additional piece(s) required in order to reach the minimum playing time, to be freely chosen.


Orchestra Band Celebration
Today the unique celebration concert is taking place in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein, the highlight of the SCL non-competitive program. Within a period of 20 min feel free to present pieces of your own choice to the audience and take the opportunity to listen to the other ensembles.


Lunch-boxes provided

ADDITIONAL CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#3) in and around Vienna
(Venue to be determined)*

Possible venues: www.sclfestival.org/scl-2017/vienna-music-and-venues

Dinner provided at hotel or local restaurant
Overnight Vienna (5)


Day 6 | Mon, 10 July 2017 / Mon, 09 July 2018
VIENNA


Breakfast at hotel

SCL Festival day

Orchestra Band Choir
Workshops and seminars conducted at the University of Music in Vienna

Enjoy three interesting and interactive orchestra workshops conducted by members of the festival’s orchestra jury and other renowned SCL Academy staff, e.g. Mr. Alexander Joel, Mr. Georg Mark at Vienna’s University of Music. You have the chance to practically study new pieces as well as get musical and technical advice from our renowned workshop leaders.



Lunch-boxes provided

- Visit the “Haus der Musik”
The “Haus der Musik” (House of Music) presents a very special way to enjoy music – a unique high-tech voyage of discovery into the phenomenon of music – where sounds become visible, organ pipes may be walked on and visitors can become virtual conductors and composers.

House of music pictures

Optional: Composer houses & Music- related museums in Vienna
Vienna, as the heart of classical music, has a range of different smaller museums to offer which are related to music and famous composers. The following is a selection of museums, if you want more information, we will gladly help you out!

- Haydnhaus: visit Joseph Haydn’s apartment where he lived during his last 12 years of his life. His music, his lifestyle and his growing old are the center topics in the exhibition.

- Schubert’s residences: visit Franz Schubert’s birth place and the place where he died, both showing very interesting exhibitions about Schubert’s life and masterpieces. - Johann Strauss Apartment: Johann Strauss, the master of the Viennese Waltz, lived in this residence from 1863 to 1870. Within this time, he composed the famous Op. 314 (“The Blue Danube”), the inofficial hymn of Vienna

- Johann Strauss Apartment: Johann Strauss, the master of the Viennese Waltz, lived in this residence from 1863 to 1870. Within this time, he composed the famous Op. 314 (“The Blue Danube”), the inofficial hymn of Vienna

- Mozart Apartment: It is the only surviving apartment of Mozart in Vienna, showing an exhibition about both Mozart’s life and work in Vienna, and the actual rooms where Mozart and his family used to live.

- Beethovens residences: There are two different of Beethoven’s residences open to public. One of them is the Eroicahaus, his summer residence in the northwest of Vienna, where he composed his third symphony “Eroica”. Secondly there is the Palasquati apartment in the heart of Vienna, where he spent 8 years of his life. Another exhibition is in Heiligenstadt. It documents the "Heiligenstädter Testament" he wrote in 1802 – the letter to his two brothers which he never sent and in which he expressed his despair over his advancing deafness.

Dinner provided at hotel or local restaurant
Overnight Vienna (6)



Day 7 | Tue, 11 July 2017 / Tue, 10 July 2018
VIENNA

gala concert


Breakfast at hotel

Leisure time for individual sightseeing and shopping OR morning guided city tour of Vienna with English-speaking local guide (Exact time will be depending on the SCL festival schedule, tour might also take place on Saturday!)

Lunch at own arrangements

Lecture, preparation for Gala Winners´ Concert and group photo at the Wiener Konzerthaus (all groups)

Gala Winners’ Concert (winners of the Competition on stage, all other participants in the audience) in the Konzerthaus

Join all the participating ensembles one more time at this event
You will find yourself either on the big stage or in the audience, (depending on the final competition results) but wherever you will be, this is a true celebration of your individual achievements of the past few festival days as well as a celebration of International friendships that have been established over the course of the Summa Cum Laude Festival.

Award ceremony, farewell reception (venue tbd.)

SCL Festival - Closing ceremony in Vienna´s City Hall



Overnight Vienna (7)

* Please note that specific details on your individual schedule are to be found in your group itinerary. The program is subject to change.


Day 8 | Wed, 12 July 2017 / Wed, 11 July 2018
VIENNA to PRAGUE

Continue to PRAGUE
welcome prague


Breakfast at hotel and check-out
Transfer to Prague ( ca 6 hour drive)

ARRIVAL IN PRAGUE

pictures praguePrague, the city of hundred spires is the living soul of the Czech Republic. Prague has been a junction of European trade routes and a political and social centre for centuries.
As history passed through Prague it left indelible mark everywhere, as well as many cultures that had met in Prague during past times. This beautiful mixture of many styles from Romanesque and Baroque to Art Nouveau, Cubist and contemporary styles together with the Jewish Quarter and innumerable entertainment opportunities has created the unforgettable atmosphere and made Prague one of the worthiest places in the world to visit.
The historic heart of Prague, due to its extraordinary character, is on the list of the World‘s monuments of UNESCO, along with the cities of Cesky Krumlov, Telc, Kromeriz, Lednice-Valtice and others.


Check-in at hotel
Time at leisure (Lunch on own arrangements)

Dinner at hotel or local restaurant
Overnight Prague (8)


Day 9 | Thu, 13 July 2017 / Thu, 12 July 2018
PRAGUE

Breakfast at hotel
Morning guided city tour of Prague with English-speaking local guide

Start morning guided city tour including Prague Castle, walking tour of the old town, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Charles Bridge.

Lunch on own arrangements


INTERNATIONAL ENCOUNTER CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#4) in Prague’s world famous Smetana hall OR the Dvorák Hall at the Rudolfinum (Subject to reconfirmation)

pictures PragueThe Smetana Hall, located in the Municipal House is a gorgeous example of Art Nouveau design and brilliant acoustics. This world famous concert hall has a seating capacity of 1200 seats and features an original Art Nouveau organ and romantic colorful decor from famous Czech painters and sculptors, the finest artists of the high Art Nouveau movement, among them the famous Alfons Mucha. The Municipal House is also home to the Czech National Symphony Orchestra.


pictures PragueLocated alongside the river, the Rudolfinum is the second most significant Neo-Renaissance structure in Prague, after the National Theatre. The Rudolfinum was built between 1876-1884. In the early 20th century, it played an important role in the development of Czechoslovakia, with the seat of the state parliament sited here between the two world wars. Today, the Rudolfinum is home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, founded in 1896. They perform classical concerts throughout the year in the largest concert hall in the building, the Dvorák Hall. The Dvorák Hall is one of the two main concert halls in Prague (the other is the Smetana Hall at the Municipal House.)


Dinner at hotel or local restaurant
Overnight Prague (9)


Day 10 | Fri, 14 July 2017 / Fri, 13 July 2018
PRAGUE => MUNICH

Breakfast at hotel & Check-out

Continue to MUNICH
(ca 5 hour drive)

welcome to Munich
pictures munichMunich – Magical Metropolis! Big city flair and rural charm, Alpine heartiness and Mediterranean chic, art treasures and Oktoberfest, traditional customs and hi-tech, beer gardens and haute cuisine, opera and Art Park – it’s this very special „Munich mix” that makes the Bavarian capital so attractive for visitors from all over the world. This is an endlessly new city that never loses its fascination.


Lunch on own arrangements
Overnight Munich (10)


Day 11 | Sat, 15 July 2017 / Sat, 14 July 2018
MUNICH

Breakfast at hotel


Morning guided city tour in Munich
Lunch on own arrangements

CONCERT PERFORMANCE (#5) in or around Munich (venue tbd.)

Overnight Munich (11)


Day 12 | Sun, 16 July 2017 / Sun, 15 July 2018
RETURN HOME

Breakfast at hotel & Check-out


Transfer to Munich International Airport for your departure flight



(ITINERARY SUBJECT TO CHANGE OR MODIFICATION BY EUROPEAN CONCERT COORDINATORS)



A NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE OF EUR 250,00 WILL BE DIRECTLY INVOICED
BY THE SCL FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS AFTER ACCCEPTANCE.

An image says more than a thousand words - have a look at our festival impressions (3 minutes): www.sclfestival.org/impressions

And don't take our word for it - browse through our testimonials: www.sclfestival.org/impressions

And supporter’s committee: www.sclfestival.org/honorary-board




Shadow Tours – tailor-made for your individual group!

Many ensembles come along with parents, sponsors & friends – we can provide Shadow Tours for them to see all performances of the group & enjoy a range of sightseeing highlights. If you are interested, we can happily provide you with a tailor – made shadow tour for your group of parents & friends!



Contact

Christian Bender
Travel and Logistics - Inbound contact for Ensembles worldwide
CONCERTS-AUSTRIA - travel partner of the SCL-Festival
PEGASUS - THE WELCOMING AGENCIES
Austria (Head Office) - Czech Republic - Hungary
Universitätsring 8, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
+43 1 595 29 60-231 (direct)
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