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 MyKIconcerts.com 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.