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The Canary Islands & Madeira

Lisbon, Madeira, Tenerife 14 nights from £2,345 per person
Departs: 28 Feb 2019
Departs: 28 Feb 2019

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What antidote to months of cold and gloom could be better than to head south to three Canary Islands and Madeira for a spell of much needed warmth? We will stop at La Coruña on its promontory in Galicia and on the voyage back home we call in to Lisbon, one of Europe’s most beguiling capitals. We will be joined on board by some of our favourite musicians: the outstanding Piatti String Quartet, flautist Adam Walker, clarinettist Matthew Hunt, pianist Paul James and multi-award winning soprano Katherine Broderick.

La Coruña is a vibrant and colourful port, its harbour guarded by the Tower of Hercules, the oldest Roman lighthouse still in use. The old quarter is a maze of picturesque and narrow streets. Our first port of call in the Canary Islands is Santa Cruz, dominated by Mount Teide. We’ll see the striking concert hall designed by Calatrava on the city’s seafront. We’ll have the opportunity to visit  Puerto de la Cruz to enjoy an optional excursion to include visits to a historic Canarian manor house and a wonderful orchid garden. We sail across to nearby Gran Canaria and visit Las Palmas where you will be able to walk to the historic old town tosee the cathedral and the Casa de Colón, visited by Christopher Columbus in 1492. In sharp contrast we will stop at the unspoiled island of La Palma which has glorious and rugged scenery. Our final island is Madeira, a paradise for plant lovers. We’ll be offering anoptional excursion to the renowned Blandy garden here. Our final call will be Lisbon on the banks of the majestic River Tagus and full of reminders about Portugal’s glorious history when it was the centre of a great empire.

 

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What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Fourteen nights accommodation on board the Black Watch
  • Full board
  • Private drinks parties
  • Admission to all concerts

Departure Dates and Prices

Prices range from £2,345 per person for an inside cabin to £4,210 per person for a Superior Suite. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea,dinner and a midnight feast are all included, as well as private drinks parties, all concerts, plus exclusive talks and interviews. For full details of all cabin options please contact us on 020 7593 1899.

28 Feb 2019

Status Limited

Price from£2345

Single Supp.£735

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Music Programme

1 March

 

10.45

Piatti String Quartet
Adam Walker, flute
Matthew Hunt, clarinet

Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major K581
Beethoven: Serenade in D 0p.25

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Adam Walker, flute
Paul Janes, piano
Haydn: String Quartet Op.33 No.3
Maurice Emmanuel: Sonata for flute and piano Op.11
Dvorak: Piano Quintet No. 2 Op.81


2 March


18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Adam Walker, flute
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Paul Janes, piano

Carl Reinecke: Sonata for flute and piano Op.267 ‘Undine’
Schumann: Three Romances for flute and piano Op.94
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor Op.114


3 March


10.45

Meet the Artists
The musicians will be in conversation talking about their lives in music and introduce their favourite pieces.

15.00 Neptune Lounge

Piatti String Quartet
Adam Walker, flute
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Paul Janes, piano

Saint-Saens: Tarentelle Op.6
Saraste: Romanza Andaluza from Spanish Dances Op.22 No.1
Mozart: Andante and Rondo for flute and piano K315
Schumann: Fantasiestucke for clarinet and piano

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Adam Walker, flute
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Paul Janes, piano

Poulenc: Sonata for piano and flute FP 164
Ravel: String Quartet in F major
Poulenc: Sonata for clarinet and piano
Maurice Emmanuel: Sonae en Trio for flute, clarinet and piano


4 March

 

10.45

Adam Walker, flute
Matthew Hunt, piano
Paul Janes, piano

Franck: Flute Sonata in A major
Florenz Schmitt: Sonatine en Trio
Shostakovich: Four Waltzes
Villa-Lobos: Choros No.2 for flute and clarinet
Philippe Gaubert: Ballade for flute and piano

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Adam Walker, flute
Paul Janes, piano

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D821
Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 in A minor
J S Bach: Partita No. 1 in B flat BWV825


6 March

 

10.45

Work in Progress – an open rehearsal. The musicians will talk about a work to be performed later in the cruise and work on it together in an open workshop.

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Paul Janes, piano

Purcell: Chacony in G minor
Britten: Three Divertimenti
Bridge: Three Idylls
Elgar: Piano Quintet in A minor Op.84


7 March

 

18.30

Katherine Broderick, soprano
Tetsuumi Nagata, viola
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Paul Janes, piano

Ireland: Fantasy Sonata in E flat major
Bridge: Three songs with viola
Songs by Henri Duparc, Schubert and Mahler


8 March


18.30

Katherine Broderick, soprano
Piatti String Quartet
Matthew Hunt, clarinet

Respighi: Il tramonto
Stravinsky: Three pieces for solo clarinet
Brahms: Clarinet Quintet in B minor Op.115


9 March

 

18.30

Katherine Broderick, soprano
Matthew Hunt, clarinet
Paul Janes, piano

Berg: Seven Early Songs
Schoenberg: Brettl Lieder
Songs by Kurt Weill and Gershwin


10 March


10.45

Matthew Hunt, clarinet

Messager: Solo de Concours
Ravel: Piece en forme de Habanera
Dukas: All Gintana
Eugene  Bozza: Aria
Debussy: Premiere Rhapsodie/Petite Piece

15.00 Neptune Lounge

Katherine Broderick, soprano
The Piatti String Quartet

Turina: The Prayer of the Bullfighter
Weill: A selection of songs
De Falla: Suite Populaire Espagnole

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Paul Janes, piano
Elgar: Violin Sonata in E minor Op.82
Haydn: String Quartet in E flat Op.33 No.2 “The Joke”


11 March


18.30

Rachmaninov: Sonata for Cello and Piano Op.19
Debussy: String; Quartet in G Minor Op.10
A selection of preludes by Debussy


12 March

 

10.45

Paul Janes, piano

Scarlatti: Three Sonatas
Ravel: Pave pour une infant defunte
Ravel: Alborada del graciosa
De Falla: Fantasia Baetica
Poulenc: Novelette No 3
Poulenc: Les soiree de Nazelles
All the pieces in this morning’s programme have strong links with Spain

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Gary Ryan, classical guitar

Mendelssohn: String Quartet No. 6 in F minor Op.80
Bartok: Duos for two violins
Boccherini: Guitar quintet in D major ‘Fandango’
Gary Ryan will play solo pieces by Spanish and South American composers


13 March


10.45

Gary Ryan, classical guitar

Gary Ryan will showcase his extraordinary versatility with a programme of works by composers from around the world including some of his own compositions.

18.30

Piatti String Quartet
Gary Ryan, classical guitar
Paul Janes, piano

Dvorak: Terzetto in C major Op.74
Ravel: Une barque sur L’ocean
Albeniz: Two movements from Iberia – El Puerto and Evocacion for piano
Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major Op.44
Works for solo guitar

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