Are you ready to take your orchestra to new places? Get a quote from one of our tour consultants who will help you customize a orchestra trip to meet your goals.
Based on your orchestra's size, experience, ability and repertoire, we'll hand-pick appropriate venues just for you. We guarantee that the acoustics, stage size and venue type will be suitable for your orchestra.
We take care of all your instrument and equipment rental needs. Whether you need large percussion, an upright bass or a grand piano, we'll make sure it's ready for you on the stage.
We handle your instruments with care. Upon request, we'll book a temperature-controlled instrument truck to travel alongside your group. Your instruments are in good hands.
Traveling with instruments can still be nerve-wracking! That's why both our Comprehensive & Ultimate Insurance Plans offer instrument insurance for passengers with the option to upgrade for additional coverage.
With Encore, your instruments will be safely stored in a separate room at the hotel, plus, we'll work with the venues and coach driver to ensure a safe storage space for your things during your performances.
We'll schedule plenty of time for your sound checks and rehearsals prior to each performance and we'll work with you in advance to determine how much time you will need.
Your orchestra's press kit is of the utmost importance when requesting to play in venues overseas. Our Ultimate Guide to Creating Your Orchestra's Press Kit will show you how to put these materials together.
Whether performing for a formal performance, joint or benefit concert, repertoire selection is key to a successful orchestra trip. We'll help you select your orchestra's touring repertoire and send to your designated venues for approval.
We'll keep you informed of what concert attire you'll need to bring and we'll even book your changing rooms in advance!
We know that your orchestra's balance is important during your recruitment strategies. We'll help you keep an eye on your balance through our passenger reports and can even hire ringers if you need them!
Looking to work with a local orchestra, participate in a workshop with a member of the local Philharmonic or want to raise money for a charity during your performance? Ask us to include some of these options in your proposal.
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This classic itinerary featuring Salzburg, Vienna and Prague is perfect for any music history fanatic. Walk the footsteps of Mozart, Haydn And Dvořák in three of Europe's most picturesque cities. Explore Mozart's House, tour the Esterházy Palace and more!Full Itinerary
From performing in Spain's greatest concert halls and outdoor festivals to dancing Flamenco in the evenings, this itinerary is packed with Spanish flair from beginning to end. Travel to Spain's top cities and experience the best of Spain's sightseeing excursions.Full Itinerary
Highlighting Argentina's most renowned concert halls, this itinerary takes you to Buenos Aires, the coastal city of Mar del Plata and Rosario to see the famous Teatro el Círculo.Full Itinerary
The Musica Orbis Festival, which takes place annually in the beautiful city of Prague, offers a wonderful musical experience to ensembles of all ages. This event includes 10 competition categories – including String Orchestras, Chamber Orchestras, Symphonic Bands & Symphony Orchestras – in addition to their non-competitive festival program. This festival offers many unique performance opportunities in the historical venues and churches located in the heart of the city.
After the festival is over, you can easily extend your trip and enjoy more fabulous musical highlights in the surrounding areas. We have created itineraries for those looking to extend their trip to Budapest, Dresden, or Vienna but, as always, our tours are fully customizable and can be adapted to fit your ensemble's unique needs.
The Musikverein is one of the most prestigious classical performance venues in the world. The globally-esteemed acoustics and architectural grandeur make the 'Great Hall' an unparalleled location for a classical concert. Home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, the Musikverein has an impressive calendar of classical events. It would be a true honor for any classical performer to play here.
The concert hall is located under the gaze of the Hohensalzburg Fortress in the Mozarteum University of Salzburg, a school specializing in the arts. It is suitable for choirs and orchestras and features a new 50 stop tracker action organ, installed in 2010! Take a virtual tour.
This venue offers not one, but three concert halls (Concert Hall, Opera Hall and Performance Hall ) ranging in capacity from 300 to nearly 2,000 seats. The building opened in 2005 and since has hosted professional and amateur ensembles from around the globe. The venue is probably most famous for its architectural design in which its halls are connected to resemble a butterfly orchid from the view above!
This gorgeous Neo-classical arts complex in central San José is considered to be the finest historical building in the capital city. Its interior contains lavish furnishings and décor. The theater's use is highly limited and requires that groups go through a selection process prior to admission for performing. We are proud to offer this venue for our talented and inspiring groups who travel to Costa Rica.
This beautiful Neo-Renaissance Hall in the heart of Prague is one of the oldest concert halls in Europe. Built in the late 1800's, the structure contributed greatly to the development of Czechoslovakia as it housed the seat of the state parliment during the world wars. Today, not only is it home to the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra but it is host to many classical concerts and is one of the main venues of the Prague Spring International Music Festival. It's excellent acoustics make it a wonderful venue for symphony orchestras.
Named after the late Romantic composer, Bed'ich Smetana, this stunning Art Nouveau building was designed by noted architects of the era Osvald Poivka and Antonin Balsanek. Both architects worked hard to perfect the venues excellent acoustics. Smetana Hall's impressive program of events throughout the year include the world-famous Prague Spring Festival. This is a truly exceptional setting for any classical performance!
Herkulessaal, or Hercules Hall, is a 1,270 seat hall used for concerts, ceremonies, lectures, and conferences. It is located inside the beautiful royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs in the center of Munich. Today the complex, known as the Munich Residenz, contains ten courtyards, beautiful gardens, and a stunning interior. There are over 130 rooms on display inside and your group could have a chance to experience and perform in this incredible palace.
Only less than 5 years old, the Harpa concert hall and conference center is slowly becoming one of the most recognized performance venues in Europe. It features four concert halls and an additional two areas for informal performances.Virtual Tour — Eldborg Main Hall
This contemporary building, which replicates an inverted pyramid was built in 1983. This hall provides excellent acoustics and hosts many professional music groups. The Radio Hall is the home of the Symphony Orchestra of the Slovak Radio and the Children Choir of the Slovak Radio.
This theater is known for its interior and exterior beauty, particularly the unique stage curtain featuring images from Greek mythology. Said to have an acoustic quality similar to New York's Metropolitan Opera, this performance venue is a must when visiting Argentina.
This breathtaking concert hall was built in the early 1900s in the middle of Barcelona. Along with the stunning stained glass dome ceiling, the structure includes a number of statues and designs that stand as homages to specific musical works. The concert hall is the only hall in Europe to be lit during daylight hours solely by natural light. This UNESCO World Heritage Site seats approximately 2,200 people and has seen performances by various artists ranging from Strauss, Stravinsky, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington and more!
This large concert hall in Westminster holds over 5,000 seats and is used for professional ensembles. Every year the hall plays host to hundreds of concerts from jazz, to classical and contemporary. Be sure to stop in for a visit on your tour to London and maybe perform or attend a concert here!
The Granada Music Festival is an important cultural event in Granada, Spain. The festival takes place every June-July in various venues around the city. The locals make up hundreds and sometimes even thousands of people for your audience!
This 3-day festival takes place in Buenos Aires every year and is open to youth ensembles across the world. The festival culminates with a joint performance to an audience of thousands!