Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Festival Riviera 2016 price drops as USD appreciates – more details at ACDA booth 1001

I’d be pleased to meet folk at ACDA who might be considering joining our festival in Nice on the Riviera in June 2016.

I know that our friends from KIconcerts will be announcing price reductions of up to $200 in the festival pricing at ACDA as they pass on the benefits of the recently appreciating US dollar.

You can make a time to meet with me at KIconcerts’ booth 1001 or by reply email. You would also be welcome as our guest at a dinner I am co-hosting with colleagues and KI on Friday 27 February at 6pm to discuss the festival.

I am looking forward to seeing those of you able to be in Salt Lake City for this year’s ACDA conference.


Henry Leck

Thursday, January 15, 2015

2016 Austrian Festival price drops as USD appreciates – more details at ACDA booth 1001

Dear Friend

Due to the strengthening of the US dollar and the decline of the Euro, our 2016 Austria festival is now $200 cheaper than when it was launched summer 2014.

The other great news is that there is no expectation of increased fuel surcharges being applied by the airlines for the foreseeable future.

This is a great time to inquire about joining us.

I would be happy to meet at ACDA in SLC to talk further about your possible participation next year.

Rollo Dilworth

Monday, January 12, 2015

2016 Ticheli Festival in Spain - 5% reductions as US$ strengthens

Frank Ticheli
USD appreciates - Ticheli 2016 Spain festival now $200 cheaper than when it was launched summer 2014.

The other great news is that there is no expectation of increased fuel surcharges being applied by the airlines for the foreseeable future.

This is a great time to inquire about this wonderful festival with one of America’s most talented and beloved composers. Frank is in touch with musicians and composers in Spain and they will feature in the festival alongside some superb North American bands.

Join us for this unique musical festival – there has never been a better time to plan your international performance tour!

Festival details | Contact KI | Facebook

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Touring internationally gets cheaper as US$ increases in value

We wanted to start 2015 off with some great news.

We’re passing on all savings that flow from the US Dollar strengthening – especially against the Euro.

There are great reductions on our 2016 band and choir festivals and custom tours which we’d priced out in the summer before the dollar increased in value.

We’re also watching the fuel surcharges applied by airlines. So far there have been no savings announced by the airlines to match the drop in oil prices. If there is any movement here too then we will pass this on immediately to all of our clients as well. At least there doesn’t appear to be the threat of any increase in fuel surcharges on the horizon for the first time in years.

There couldn’t be a better time to ask about international concert tour pricing!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Meeting at Midwest Conference - Custom Tours and Ticheli Festival

Dear Friend

It is that time of year again when many of us will be heading to Chicago for the Midwest Band and Orchestra Conference.

I will be there all day Thursday the 18th and Friday morning the 19th.

Please let me know if you are coming and if you have time to meet to discuss any of our international custom performance tour options or the Ticheli Festival in Spain, June 2016. Frank has offered to make time on Thursday to meet Directors interested in the Spain festival.

Let me know if you can meet and we will arrange a rendezvous point at McCormick Place.

I have included updated KI information below.

Best wishes

Oliver Scofield

KIconcerts: Frank Ticheli Festival in Spain 2016

Our 2016 festival features Frank Ticheli

Our custom tour destinations include:

Europe: Italy, Austria, France, Spain, Greece, Central Europe, Czech Republic, Hungary, Finland/Estonia, Croatia/Slovenia
UK/British Isles: England, Wales, Scotland, Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland
Asia/Oceania: China, Australia, New Zealand, India
The Americas: Costa Rica, Argentina, Peru, Mexico
Africa: South Africa

KIconcerts – America’s leading international concert tour organizer!

  • We offer a great range of international custom tour destinations to suit all genre, budgets and performance aspirations
  • Our roster of international festivals is second to none led by outstanding educators/conductors and composers
  • Audiences matter to us as much as they do to you - our concerts are well promoted and staged to attract the maximum audience - attentive and warm
  • Safety, comfort and ease are the hallmark of our accommodation, restaurant and coach arrangements
  • Tour Managers and local guides are selected for their empathy for musicians - making history come alive - informative not intrusive
  • You are welcome to contact any of our previous clients to get their views on KI

KI's prices include:

  • Tips
  • 2 good meals a day
  • Core travel insurance
  • All sightseeing and entrances listed
  • Safe, clean and comfortable twin share 3.5 star hotels
  • Private bus and own travel manager for groups of over 40
  • One complimentary package for every 20 full paying travelers
  • 24 hour emergency back up in the US and in the country of travel
  • Fuel surcharges and air travel taxes (up to the current $500 p/p)
  • Access to our tour planning program for directors and travelers
  • Concert arrangements – venues, audience, accompaniment, rehearsals, festival costs
In addition we do not charge extra if a group requires individual billing or the group’s numbers require an additional bus/tour manager.

We will match the pricing of any comparable tour.

We invite new clients to visit our office team in Colorado as our guests – knowing that personal relationships are the cornerstone of every successful tour.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

FREE concerts by one of Australia’s finest school orchestras

We are staging one public concert in Boston (December 10, 2014), one in NYC (December 13) and another in the DC area (December 17) by this well loved Australian school Symphony Orchestra.

Melbourne Grammar School Symphony Orchestra 
at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Wednesday December 10, 2014 at 7.30pm

Auditorium Theatre 
41 Berkeley Street Boston 02116

The repertoire will be selected from: Offenbach - Overture to Orpheus in the Underworld, Dvorak - Cello Concerto 1st movement, Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Brumby - Festival Overture on Australian Themes, Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto 1st movement, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 1st movement.

at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle
Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 2.30pm

405 W 59th St, New York, NY 10023

The repertoire will be selected from: Brumby - Festival Overture on Australian Themes, Dvorak - Cello Concerto - 1st movement, Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry, Handel - Ombra mai fu (Largo from Xerxes), Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto - 1st movement, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 - Andante & Finale.

at George Washington Masonic National Memorial Theater
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 at 1.30pm

101 Callahan Drive, Alexandria 22301

The repertoire will be selected from: Glinka - Overture to Ruslan and Ludmilla, Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Grainger - Irish Tune from County Derry, Handel - Ombra mai fu (Largo from Xerxes), Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto, Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.3 - 1st movement.

"...remarkable performances by an orchestra of school students."
China Daily - Beijing
Melbourne Grammar has educated a record 3 Australian Prime Ministers and its alumni are leaders in all fields: corporate, civic, spiritual, sporting and political. The School’s Symphony Orchestra has a proud 60 year history touring internationally including China, Malaysia, Japan, across Europe and the United Kingdom.

The Orchestra’s Director, violinist Mark Drummond, has been concertmaster with a number of orchestras including the State Orchestra of Victoria and the Philharmonia of Melbourne and maintains an active performing career as concertmaster of the Australian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra and freelances for many distinguished international artists touring Australia - just last month Andrea Bocelli.
"It is a large orchestra of astonishingly high general quality."
The Musical Opinion - London
This US tour will see the orchestra of 56 travel the east coast, performing in Boston (Dec 10), New York City (Dec 13) and Arlington, VA (Dec 17) before they head back to Australia’s warm summer holiday festivities.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Perform in Austria with Rollo Dilworth - Notes of Joy Choir Festival, June 2016

KIconcerts: Notes of Joy Choir Festival Austria 2016

Dear Director

If you’re thinking of a 2016 concert tour then consider joining me and the KIconcerts team in Austria. Our 2016 Notes of Joy Festival features individual performances, combined gala concerts in Vienna and Salzburg as well as extension touring and further concerts.

Our festivals are a great blend of individual ensemble touring as well as combined rehearsal and performance.

Any ensemble traveling overseas needs time to experience new cultures and the people of the great cities they are visiting as well as to have their own performance spotlight. Many also enjoy joining with other choirs in exceptional venues in front of large audiences under the Artistic Director of their chosen festival.

Nothing matches the spirit of international touring, little replicates a lifetime’s musical memories and the joy evident on singers’ faces when performing in some of Europe’s finest acoustics.

We all know that international touring is a major undertaking, but one that we see communities support as their ensembles are elevated to the world stage. There are few international choral destinations as compelling as Austria.

Let us know if touring overseas in 2016 is achievable for your ensemble
Rollo Dilworth
Rollo Dilworth