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The Kirker Music Festival, Tenerife

Tenerife 7 nights Price from £2,597 per person
Departs: 12 Nov 2022
Departs: 12 Nov 2022

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Escape from the rigours of the British winter for a week of music-making in the sub-tropical Canary Islands. We return to Tenerife for our sixth festival, staying at the splendid Hotel Botanico surrounded by lush gardens in Puerto del la Cruz. Mass tourism is confined to an area far away from where we will be staying, and our tour will show you the island’s unspoilt volcanic landscape, well-preserved colonial villages and lush gardens. A visit to the Mount Tiede National Park is one of the highlights of a fascinating week.

In addition to our programme of concerts at the Hotel Botanico there will be a number of included excursions taking in the best of the island’s unspoilt north coast. We will visit the Sitio Litro Orchid Garden in Puerto de la Cruz, with its wonderful collection of more than three hundred varieties, followed by a visit to All Saints’ Church which has been serving the British community for more than a hundred years, where Christopher Monckton will give an organ recital. A visit to Mount Teide National Park will show us the island’s volcanic interior, and we will take a cable car to the summit at 3,718m from which there are breathtaking views of the island. We will also drive along the spectacular north coast route to Maca, a tiny village clinging to a steep ravine, and to Garachico with its 17th-century Franciscan convent. There will also be some free time to make visits on your own: La Oratava is a picturesque small town nearby and Tenerife’s Botanical Garden is located opposite the hotel.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Five dinners
  • Six concerts
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • Return flights
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leaders, Christopher Monckton and Simon Monckton

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow 11.00, arrive Tenerife South 15.25
Depart Tenerife South 15.15, arrive London Heathrow 19.40

Alternative flights are available from regional airports – please call us for details

Departure Dates and Prices

12 Nov 2022

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Price from£2597

Single Supp.£398

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Included Hotels

Hotel

Botanico
Tenerife, Spain, Europe

Situated in the harbour town of Puerto de la Cruz, within six acres of lush landscaped gardens, the Botanico has a reputation for offering guests exemplary service and is the perfect place to relax and unwind away from the buzz of the south.

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The Navarra String Quartet

Quartet

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Tim Horton

Tim Horton

Piano

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Benjamin Appl

Baritone

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Christopher Monckton

Christopher Monckton

Tour Leader

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Simon Monckton

Tour Leader

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Music Programme

13 November
Navarra Quartet
Haydn: String Quartet in F, Op.50 No.5 ‘The Dream’ 
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in C minor, Op.13 ‘Pathetique’ arranged for string quartet by Manuel Hidalgo, commissioned by the Navarra Quartet 
Ravel: String Quartet 


14 November
Tim Horton, piano
Mozart: Fantasy in C minor, K.396 
Szymanowski: Masques, Op.34 
Mozart: Fantasy in D minor, K.397 
Albeniz: Iberia 
Chopin: Two Ballades, Op.23, 47 


15 November
Navarra Quartet
Simon Rowloand-Jones, viola
Mozart: String Quartet in E flat KV428 
Turina: La Oración del Torero, Op.34 
Mozart: String Quintet in C 


16 November
Tim Horton, piano
Navarra Quartet
Schubert: Movement for String Trio in B flat, D.471 
Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A flat, Op.110 
Schubert: Death and the Maiden 


17 November
Tim Horton, piano
Benjamin Appl, baritone
Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.39 
Chopin: Two Ballades, Op.38, 52 
Butterworth: Shropshire Lad 
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen 


18 November
Navarra Quartet
Benjamin Appl, baritone
Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, arranged for string quartet and baritone by Simon Rowland-Jones 
Bartòk: String Quartet No.3 
Barber: Dover Beach 
Dvorak: String Quartet in G, Op. 106 


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