classic concerts cruise 2017: New zealand "the glory of vienna" 2-15 October 2017, departing sydney fares from $2590 (TWIN SHARE)
Now in its 22nd year, this 13-night cruise will sail on the luxurious Golden Princess visiting ports in New Zealand. In addition to all regular shipboard entertainment, guests will be treated to six exclusive classical concerts by our Classic Concerts Cruise musicians, plus open rehearsals, films and music talks. The cruise will also feature two classical concerts ashore by talented New Zealand musicians.
OUR ITINERARY After departing Sydney, the cruise will visit eight New Zealand attractions: Fiordland National Park (for scenic cruising), Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Akaroa, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga, Auckland and the Bay of Islands.
Fiordland National Park offers breathtaking scenery. Napier is famous for its art-deco buildings and motor vehicles from bygone days, while Wellington, the country’s capital, offers unique sight-seeing opportunities.
Akaroa provides a French connection with its quaint streets and cafes, and excellent views of the harbour for those prepared to climb the tracks to vantage points.
Finally, Auckland and Bay of Islands provide further opportunities for sight-seeing and shopping.
OUR MUSICIANS Our musicians include soprano, LESLIE MARTIN-NIGHTINGALE (pictured), and baritone GUY BOOTH with an ensemble featuring LEANNE WARNE, piano; MARGARET CONNOLLY, violin; and ROBERT MANLEY, piano.
Together they will present six concerts highlighting THE GLORY OF VIENNA with music by Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and others. Each concert will have a theme including Dedication, A Salon Concert and The Magic of Mozart.
There will be six concerts at sea featuring our Classic Concerts Cruise musicians and two concerts in beautiful venues ashore by talented New Zealand musicians. You can also attend open rehearsals, films and music talks. There is plenty to do even if you don’t go ashore in the ports we visit. Music talks will be delivered by GARY THORPE OAM, General Manager of 4MBS Classic FM in Brisbane. Gary has a wealth of experience in the field of classical music, and will enable you to gain an insight into the wider world of classical music and composers.