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Cefalù

Cefalù is the most vibrant of our destinations; a small town known for its picturesque historic centre with direct access to a wonderful beach. Sicily’s climate in autumn is normally still mild enough to allow swimming in the sea.

Cefalù is situated only 65 km east of Palermo, and together the two towns boast numerous noteworthy ancient monuments. Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Church of Cefalù together form a series of religious and community buildings dating from the era of the Norman kingdom of Sicily. Collectively, they are an outstanding example of a socio-cultural union between Western, Islamic and Byzantine cultures and, as such, are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The mountains of the Cefalù hinterland and the Parco delle Madonie natural reserve are ideal for both restful recreation and animated activities.

Coming next in Cefalù:

Symphonic Holiday
4th - 13th October 2024

Symphonic Holiday
2nd - 11th May 2025

Symphonic Holiday
Cefalù, 4th - 13th October 2024

Conductor: David Sofer
Oboe: Jaime González

JOHANNES BRAHMS, Tragic Overture
JULIUS RIETZ, Konzertstück for oboe and orchestra
JOHANNES BRAHMS, Symphony No. 3

Confirmed
The minimum group size was reached, for which reason this Symphonic Holiday is confirmed to go ahead.

Vacancies
We still have places for double bass, horn, trumpet, trombone, timpani

SCHEDULE

4th October 2024
Arrival of the participants in Cefalù and welcome dinner

ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS,
rehearsals (sectionals and tutti) will be in the morning until lunch and in the evening after an early dinner. Instruction by the coaches will be given on the first three days.

In the afternoons you can explore Cefalù, relax on the beach or make short sightseeing trips to near places.

9th October 2024
On this day we organize an excursion into the wonderful Natural Reserve Parco delle Madonie with its great variety of flora and fauna, stunning scenery and lovely towns.

12th October 2024
Final concert. In the evening we will have our farewell dinner in Cefalù.

13th October 2024
Departure

ORCHESTRA
Tragic Overture: 3[1.2.pic] 2 2 2 — 4 2 3 1 — tmp — str
Konzertstück: 2 0 2 2 — 2 2 0 0 — tmp — str
Symphony: 2 2 2 3[1.2.cbn] — 4 2 3 0 — tmp — str

TEAM
Conductor: David Sofer
Soloist and coach winds: Jaime González
Coach violin: Rodrigo Bauzá
Coach viola: Vincenzo Schembri
Coach cello: Adriano Ancarani

GENERAL INFORMATION / FAQ
Please do also read our general information with frequently asked questions on Symphonic Holidays.

ACCOMMODATION
The participants will be accommodated in various apartments in the historic centre of Cefalù. Single or double rooms

MEALS
We will take our meals (lunch and dinner) together at the seafront restaurants "Al Gabbiano", "Al Porticciolo" and "Lo Scoglio Ubriaco".

TRAVEL
The nearest airport is Palermo. Train services from Palermo airport to Cefalù with change in Palermo, travel time 2 - 2,5 h. We help to arrange taxi service from the airport of Palermo to Cefalù if there is a sufficient number of requests at the same time.
From Catania airport, train connection to Cefalù with change in Termini Imerese or Messina, travel time 3,5 - 4,5 h.
We are happy to help you with organizing your trip!

PRICE
1.210,- € including
- accommodation
- lunch and dinner, except two dinners
- bus transfers on the excursion and to concert venue

Students: 800,- €. The reduced fee for students is limited to the number of five places on this Symphonic Holiday.

Supplement for single room: 270,- €

BOOKING
If you wish to book this Symphonic Holiday, kindly use the booking form or send us an e.mail (mail@dacapo-travel.eu, writing in English, German, French or Italian). Your booking is binding as soon as we have confirmed it.

A non-refundable deposit of 150,- € is payable on confirmation that a booking has been accepted. The balance of the price is to be paid by 4th July 2024

Minimum group size 30 participants. We might decide to cancel a programme if at any time up to three month before there were insufficient bookings. We would refund everything you had paid to us. We do not refund your travel expenses if you had booked your trip (for example flights or trains) prior to our confirmation of the programme.

Symphonic Holiday
Cefalù, 2nd - 11th May 2025

Conductor: Cayenna Ponchione
Violin: Hande Küden

MORFYDD OWEN, Nocturne
JEAN SIBELIUS, Violin concerto
JOHANNES BRAHMS, Symphony No. 4

SCHEDULE

2nd May 2025
Arrival of the participants in Cefalù and welcome dinner

ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS,
rehearsals (sectionals and tutti) will be in the morning until lunch and in the evening after an early dinner. Instruction by the coaches will be given on the first three days.

In the afternoons you can explore Cefalù, relax on the beach or make short sightseeing trips to near places.

7th May 2025
On this day we organize an excursion into the wonderful Natural Reserve Parco delle Madonie with its great variety of flora and fauna, stunning scenery and lovely towns.

10th May 2025
Final concert. In the evening we will have our farewell dinner in Cefalù.

11th May 2025
Departure

ORCHESTRA
Nocturne: 2[1/pic] 2[1/Eh] 2 2 — 4 2 3 1 — tmp+1 — hp — str
Violin concerto: 2 2 2 2 — 4 2 3 0 — tmp — str
Symphony: 2[1.2/pic] 2 2 3[1.2.cbn] — 4 2 3 0 — tmp+1 — str

TEAM
Conductor: Cayenna Ponchione

Soloist / coach violin: Hande Küden
Coach viola: Vincenzo Schembri
Coach cello: nn
Wind sectionals with Cayenna Ponchione.

GENERAL INFORMATION / FAQ
Please do also read our general information with frequently asked questions on Symphonic Holidays.

ACCOMMODATION
The participants will be accommodated in various apartments in the historic centre of Cefalù. Single or double rooms

MEALS
We will take our meals (lunch and dinner) together at the seafront restaurants "Al Gabbiano", "Al Porticciolo" and "Lo Scoglio Ubriaco".

TRAVEL
The nearest airport is Palermo. Train services from Palermo airport to Cefalù with change in Palermo, travel time 2 - 2,5 h. We help to arrange taxi service from the airport of Palermo to Cefalù if there is a sufficient number of requests at the same time.
From Catania airport, train connection to Cefalù with change in Termini Imerese or Messina, travel time 3,5 - 4,5 h.
We are happy to help you with organizing your trip!

PRICE
1.230,- € including
- accommodation
- lunch and dinner, except two dinners
- bus transfers on the excursion and to concert venue

Students: 820,- €. The reduced fee for students is limited to the number of five places on this Symphonic Holiday.

Supplement for single room: 290,- €

BOOKING
If you wish to book this Symphonic Holiday, kindly use the booking form or send us an e.mail (mail@dacapo-travel.eu, writing in English, German, French or Italian). Your booking is binding as soon as we have confirmed it.

A non-refundable deposit of 150,- € is payable on confirmation that a booking has been accepted. The balance of the price is to be paid by 2nd February 2025

Minimum group size 30 participants. We might decide to cancel a programme if at any time up to three month before there were insufficient bookings. We would refund everything you had paid to us. We do not refund your travel expenses if you had booked your trip (for example flights or trains) prior to our confirmation of the programme.

Who is coming?
Gillian, an amateur violinist from London, shares her experience of being on a Symphonic Holiday in Cefalù / Sicily. Read more ...