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Santa Vittoria

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Santa Vittoria

Santa Vittoria in Matenano combines the familiar atmosphere of a small Mediterranean village with the marvellous ancient architecture of a town that once ruled the territory. Accommodation is in three ancient but recently renovated buildings. Rehearsals take place in the Palazzo Monti (built in the 17th century), the Teatro del Leone (a theatre of classical Italian style) and an ancient convent. All of them lie on the Corso that, with its bars and cafes, lets you enjoy Italian lifestyle.

Santa Vittoria provides panoramic views of the Apennine Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. Other destinations for excursions include beautiful cities like Urbino, Macerata and Ascoli Piceno. In the immediate surroundings of Santa Vittoria, gentle pathways invite you to go for a walk through the hills.

Coming next in Santa Vittoria:

Baroque Orchestra
13th - 22nd May 2022

Opera & more
29th July - 7th August 2022

Baroque Orchestra
13th - 22nd May 2022

Concert master: Regine Schröder
Oboe: Jaime González

JOHANN GEORG PISENDEL, Sonata C minor, Largo and Allegro
GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL Concerto grosso op 6 n. 6 (version with 2 oboes and 2 bassoons)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, Double concerto for oboe and violin
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH, Orchestral suite n. 1

With violinist Regine Schröder, a founding member of the world renowned Freiburger Barockorchester, we have engaged an outstanding expert to introduce you to baroque music and practice. As was common in the Baroque period, we won’t have a conductor, but Regine will lead the orchestra from her position as concert master.

Together with Regine, two other musicians who are also specialists in baroque music will give instruction and play in the orchestra. Oboist Jaime González, who will not only coach the winds, but will also together with Regine be the oboe soloist for Bach’s double concerto, and cellist Constance Ricard, who will coach and lead the cello and bass sections.

On this Symphonic Holiday, you will learn how to control your vibrato and use other Baroque techniques to shape your tone. We will work on intonation and its specific aspects in baroque music. The strings will focus on bow technique, using appropriate bow speed and string contact, using bow technique to reflecting the different stress of bars and exploring the effect on tone of holding the bow at a higher point.

We will deal with the special aspects of shaping a homogenous tone also in smaller ensembles, how to achieve the ideal balance of sounds from all instruments. And more generally, there will be an introduction to phrasing in baroque music, on articulation and bar hierarchies.

All aspects of Baroque technique and musicianship will be dealt with in tutti rehearsals and sectionals, but the coaches, who will all be present in Santa Vittoria throughout the course, will also be able to address your own individual questions you may have.

To make this baroque course accessible to all it will be offered to players with modern instruments, but we can arrange additional chamber music sessions on baroque instruments if some participants also wish to bring their period instruments.

13th May 2022
Arrival of the participants in Santa Vittoria

ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS,
Rehearsals will be in the morning until lunch and in the evening after an early dinner.

16th and 19th MAY
No rehearsals are scheduled in the evening. On these days we organize an excursion, that might include: An outing to the beautiful historical towns of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo; a day out at the seaside or a hiking tour through the wonderful Sibillian Mountains.

17th MAY
In the afternoon we visit the wine estate Fattoria Dezi and have our rehearsal on their panorama terrace, followed by a dinner with wine tasting.

20th MAY
First concert in the evening in Santa Vittoria at the Teatro del Leone

21st MAY
In the evening we will have our final concert, followed by the farewell dinner.

22nd MAY
Departure

ORCHESTRA
2 oboes, 2 bassoons, strings

TEAM
Concert master and coach violins / violas: Regine Schröder
Soloist and coach winds: Jaime González
Coach cellos and double basses: Constance Ricard

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

ACCOMMODATION
The participants will be accommodated in the historic centre of Santa Vittoria at Hotel Farfense or in apartments of equivalent standard, all with private toilet. A limited number of single rooms is also available.

MEALS
We will have our meals at the regionally renowned restaurant of Hotel Farfense. The cook Daniela Funari will coddle you with local dishes including home made pasta.

Daniela, Giampiero and Federico Funari from the Hotel Restaurant Farfense welcome you in Santa Vittoria!

TRAVEL
A pick up service is provided from the nearest train stations. We will also arrange a direct bus from / to the airport Rome Fiumicino on 13th May in the afternoon (or according to different participant’s flight schedules), and in the morning on 22nd May. Travel time from Fiumicino to Santa Vittoria is approximately 3 ½ hours, the cost for the bus is 40,- € one way. Please ask us about details, we are happy to help you with organizing your trip!

PRICE
1.020,- € including
- accommodation
- meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner including wine), except dinners on the two excursions
- dinner & wine tasting at Fattoria Dezi
- bus transfers on the two excursions, to the Fattoria Dezi and to the concert venue

Students: 690,- €. The reduced fee for students is limited to the number of five places on this Symphonic Holiday. Accommodation for students will be in the guest house of the convent Santa Caterina.

Supplement for single room: 225,- €

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 13th March 2022.

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.

"This experience greatly exceeded my expectations, musically and in every other way. I hope to see you again on a future Symphonic Holiday!"
Nancy (cello), Baltimore / USA

„To all our friends – many thanks for a wonderful, memorable week.“
Margaret (cello) with Steve, Ra’anana / Israel

„Thank you very much for all what you did, we are very impressed of your skills and talent and your initiative to give birth to Symphonic Holidays. Good idea and we will follow you in the future too.“
Adi (violin) with Jaques, Gedera (Israel)

"The balance between music and fun was perfect. In this busy, stressed, sometimes too dark world, this has been a respite and a regeneration for me.“
Yvonne (cell), Baltimore (USA)

„Amateur musicians from all over the world were gathered in this beautiful musical holiday. In a few days, we all mutually socialized, and thus formed a harmonious orchestra. David Sofer, the conductor, had an indispensable role in this harmony. His meticulous, subtle and impeccable conducting brought us to a high level of performance. Everything was well organized. Food was delicious. Thank you Giampiero and Daniela!"
Zeki (violin), Herzeliya / Israel

„Grazie Mille! È stata una settimana bellissima. Non soltanto il mangiare (ch era ottimo!), tutto, la musica e l’amore che vive in questo albergo. Spero veramente che ritorniamo l’anno prossimo!!“
Louise (double bass), Riehen / Switzerland

„Ein wunderbar gelegener Ort mit köstlicher Verpflegung im Ristorante Farfense, guten Proben (der Probenort im Weingut Dezi ein Traum) mit vielen netten Leuten, schönen Ausflügen in die nächste Umgebung und einem gelungenen Abschlusskonzert im Theater von Offida. Es ist nun schon meine 5. Orchesterreise mit der Sinfonietta. Wir sehen uns sicher wieder in …?"
Gertrud (cello), Stuttgart / Germany

Opera & more
29th July - 7th August 2022

Conductor: David Sofer
Tenor: Roberto Gionfriddo

BEETHOVEN, Symphony n. 5
VERDI, Overture "La forza del destino"
PUCCINI, Tosca: E lucevan le stelle
WAGNER, Walküre: Ein Schwert verhieß mir der Vater
WEBER, Freischütz: Durch die Wälder, durch die Auen
VERDI, Traviata: De miei bollenti spiriti
GASTALDON, Musica proibita

Participants to our Symphonic Holidays in Santa Vittoria are enchanted by the lovely theatres of classical Italian style, where we perform our final concerts. The region of Santa Vittoria is particularly known for this cultural heritage of theatre buildings from the beginning of the 19th century. Even very small towns were eager to build their own theatre and invite opera companies to bring the latest opera hits on their stage in town.

We now want to revive this tradition, and as a first step towards what in future might be the adapted performance of a whole opera, will start with some popular tenor arias.

Roberto Gionfriddo since 2006 is an acclaimed member of the ensemble of the opera of Freiburg / Germany. He will take you on a journey to explore some of the most wonderful tenor arias. Drama & love – while playing this music we want you to feel like being yourself on the stage.

The arias will be introduced by Verdi’s overture to “La forza del destino”, while at the beginning of this programme the fate is knocking at the door with one of the most popular compositions of classical music: Beethovens’ symphony n. 5.

29th JULY 2022
Arrival of the participants in Santa Vittoria

ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS,
Rehearsals will be in the morning until lunch and in the evening after an early dinner.

2nd and 4th AUGUST
No rehearsals are scheduled in the evening. On these days we organize an excursion, that might include: An outing to the beautiful historical towns of Ascoli Piceno and Fermo; a day out at the seaside or a hiking tour through the wonderful Sibillian Mountains.

3rd AUGUST
In the afternoon we visit the wine estate Fattoria Dezi and have our rehearsal on their panorama terrace, followed by a dinner with wine tasting.

5th AUGUST
First concert in the evening in Santa Vittoria at the Teatro del Leone

6th AUGUST
In the evening we will have our final concert, followed by the farewell dinner.

7th AUGUST
Departure

ORCHESTRA
Beethoven: 3[1.2.pic] 2 2 3[1.2.cbn] — 2 2 3 0 — tmp — str

TEAM

Conductor: David Sofer
Coach violins: Rodrigo Bauzá
Coach violas: Louis Merlet
Coach cellos and double basses: Constance Ricard

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

ACCOMMODATION
The participants will be accommodated in the historic centre of Santa Vittoria at Hotel Farfense or in apartments of equivalent standard, all with private toilet. A limited number of single rooms is also available.

MEALS
We will have our meals at the regionally renowned restaurant of Hotel Farfense. The cook Daniela Funari will coddle you with local dishes including home made pasta.

Daniela, Giampiero and Federico Funari from the Hotel Restaurant Farfense welcome you in Santa Vittoria!

TRAVEL
A pick up service is provided from the nearest train stations. We will also arrange a direct bus from / to the airport Rome Fiumicino on 13th May in the afternoon (or according to different participant’s flight schedules), and in the morning on 22nd May. Travel time from Fiumicino to Santa Vittoria is approximately 3 ½ hours, the cost for the bus is 40,- € one way. Please ask us about details, we are happy to help you with organizing your trip!

PRICE
1.020,- € including
- accommodation
- meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner including wine), except dinners on the two excursions
- dinner & wine tasting at Fattoria Dezi
- bus transfers on the two excursions, to the Fattoria Dezi and to the concert venue

Students: 690,- €. The reduced fee for students is limited to the number of five places on this Symphonic Holiday. Accommodation for students will be in the guest house of the convent Santa Caterina.

Supplement for single room: 225,- €

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 29th May 2022.

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.

"This experience greatly exceeded my expectations, musically and in every other way. I hope to see you again on a future Symphonic Holiday!"
Nancy (cello), Baltimore / USA

„To all our friends – many thanks for a wonderful, memorable week.“
Margaret (cello) with Steve, Ra’anana / Israel

„Thank you very much for all what you did, we are very impressed of your skills and talent and your initiative to give birth to Symphonic Holidays. Good idea and we will follow you in the future too.“
Adi (violin) with Jaques, Gedera (Israel)

"The balance between music and fun was perfect. In this busy, stressed, sometimes too dark world, this has been a respite and a regeneration for me.“
Yvonne (cell), Baltimore (USA)

„Amateur musicians from all over the world were gathered in this beautiful musical holiday. In a few days, we all mutually socialized, and thus formed a harmonious orchestra. David Sofer, the conductor, had an indispensable role in this harmony. His meticulous, subtle and impeccable conducting brought us to a high level of performance. Everything was well organized. Food was delicious. Thank you Giampiero and Daniela!"
Zeki (violin), Herzeliya / Israel

„Grazie Mille! È stata una settimana bellissima. Non soltanto il mangiare (ch era ottimo!), tutto, la musica e l’amore che vive in questo albergo. Spero veramente che ritorniamo l’anno prossimo!!“
Louise (double bass), Riehen / Switzerland

„Ein wunderbar gelegener Ort mit köstlicher Verpflegung im Ristorante Farfense, guten Proben (der Probenort im Weingut Dezi ein Traum) mit vielen netten Leuten, schönen Ausflügen in die nächste Umgebung und einem gelungenen Abschlusskonzert im Theater von Offida. Es ist nun schon meine 5. Orchesterreise mit der Sinfonietta. Wir sehen uns sicher wieder in …?"
Gertrud (cello), Stuttgart / Germany