Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Europe - a fresh look at Austria & Italy concert tours!

With 40 years’ experience staging fine concert tours around Europe, KIconcerts has taken a fresh look at our European destinations, tour patterns and concert opportunities as well as the safety and economics of different destinations. Austria, Italy and UK / Ireland remain the most popular for music ensembles followed by Europe's South and North.

AUSTRIA Walking in the footsteps of the masters is no cliché in Austria. VIENNA remains a center of European culture reminding us of the Austro-Hungarian empire. The city calls musicians to it still offering great venues, immersion in exchange activities/workshops as well as appreciative and sophisticated audiences. From Vienna, day trips include Melk Abbey sailing on the Danube, Haydn’s Esterhazy, Slovakia’s Bratislava and Hungary’s Sopron. SALZBURG is only 3 hours west, a charming village atmosphere celebrates their favored son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! The 2019 Austria Festival is to be led brilliantly by Dr. John Dickson with individual choir performances in Salzburg prior to performing in the Festival Choir in Vienna and before the individual concert opportunities offered in PRAGUE or BUDAPEST for instance.

KI concert tours to Austria KI John Dickson - Sing Austria 2019 Festival

ITALY The Eternal City – ROME, the VATICAN State, the cradle of the Renaissance in FLORENCE/TUSCANY and those who ruled the seas from a lagoon from which VENICE rose; no other country on earth can lay claim to this rich living history. To experience this (or Pompeii, Sicily, the Amalfi Coast, Lake Como etc.) is like walking onto a movie set. Iconic locations, breathtaking vistas, dramatic structures and buildings – not to mention the food and culture, a culture which has nurtured so much of western music. The engaging and talented Janet Galván will lead our 2019 Passion of Italy Festival with the combined choir singing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica (tbd) followed by a gala concert featuring the participating choirs. The combined Festival Choir will be staged in a grand cathedral of Rome before individual choirs continue their own concert tour of this great land.

KI Italy concert tours KI Janet Galvan Passion of Italy 2019

Europe is all this and more; SPAIN, GREECE, GERMANY, POLAND, CROATIA, FRANCE, the CZECH REPUBLIC and HUNGARY. Experience the tapestry that weaves this patchwork of countries together and which offers you the finest opportunities in your world of music.



Friday, January 19, 2018

Colorado's premier performance tour company - exhibiting at CMEA 2018

Frank Ticheli & Oliver Scofield at Midwest 2017

KIconcerts is proudly based in Colorado and stages the finest concert tours around the world.

We offer festivals such as with Frank Ticheli in Toronto, Canada in late June/early July 2019.

KI also presents custom tour opportunities on 6 continents.

We will be exhibiting at CMEA at the Broadmoor for those attending but we are always available to visit ensembles across Colorado.

Our clients are our best advocates – feel free to talk to any of our previous touring ensembles.

We are happy to create proposals, offer comparative pricing and be a resource for any touring questions you may have.

Wishing you a great 2018!

Oliver Scofield
President

Monday, January 15, 2018

Colorado's premier performance tour company - exhibiting at CMEA 2018

KIconcerts is proudly based in Colorado and stages the finest concert tours around the world.

We offer festivals in Canada and overseas including in Dr. Catherine Sailer’s ‘Mozart in Vienna’ festival in mid-June 2019 (featuring an opening premiere piece being written by Kevin Padworski).

KI also presents custom tour opportunities on 6 continents.

We will be exhibiting at CMEA at the Broadmoor for those attending but we are always available to visit ensembles across Colorado.

Our clients are our best advocates – feel free to talk to any of our previous touring ensembles especially touring friends from Colorado: Cherry Creek High School, Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and Catherine Sailer's 2017 Italy Festival.

We are happy to create proposals, offer comparative pricing and be a resource for any touring questions you may have.

Wishing you a great 2018!

Oliver Scofield
President

Friday, January 12, 2018

A fresh look at UK/IRELAND concert tours

KI’s has taken a fresh look at UK & Ireland to match the changing interests of our ensembles, world circumstances and alternative approaches to touring.

KI Ireland Sample ToursIRELAND offers value for money, comfort, and a whimsy unique to the Irish. Walk through amazing history, be applauded by appreciative audiences and keep an eye out for the occasional 4 leaf clover or leprechaun. Dublin is proudly hosting the 2019 festival with Henry Leck and the music of Michael McGlynn (and the voice of Ireland, Anúna).

KI concert tours to England, Wales & ScotlandIn ENGLAND, WALES & SCOTLAND ensembles are considering bypassing London and instead touring England’s fascinating Southwest, mysterious Wales, passionate Yorkshire and hearing the bagpipes of Scotland. Be immersed in the many ‘countries’ of Britain in exchange concert settings and feel the pulse of these ancient lands.

KI London Sample TourBut, for ‘pomp and circumstance’, nothing beats LONDON. One of the world’s truly great cities, London boasts more iconic sites per square mile than anywhere else in Europe; Buckingham Palace, Westminster, River Thames, Covent Garden, West End, St Paul’s Cathedral not to mention the royal baby and wedding this year. Great venues and a tradition of the finest music make this the perfect capital city to visit.

The UK offers so many opportunities to mix and match. For instance, Rollo Dilworth’s 2019 festival offers concerts in London and a featured performance at the Harrogate Festival of Music in England’s North while Thomas Lloyd’s Cathedral Anthems festival is being staged in Wales and London.

Enjoy a fresh look at performing in UK/Ireland with KIconcerts while the British Pound is at its most affordable in many a year.

Oliver Scofield
President


Thursday, January 4, 2018

So you're thinking to tour your choir in 2019…


  • How to get the greatest value for money - complimentary package ratios 
  • Safety/comfort while enjoying cultural distinctiveness and immersion
  • Custom or festival tours – or the best of both worlds 
  • Europe (North, South, East or West – UK or Ireland) 
  • Closer to home (Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Iceland, Mexico, USA) 
  • Roads less traveled (Australia/New Zealand, Peru, Argentina, China, India, South Africa) 
  • Grand, iconic and intimate venue options
  • Exchange and individual concert opportunities
  • Repertoire and accompaniment possibilities
  • Number of days on the road, meals, hotels, sightseeing
  • Balancing performing, education, fun, history and free time to explore
  • Flights, transit times, luggage, passports, travel insurance, pay schedules/methods.

I invite you to let the KIconcerts team consider all this for you – this is what we do day in and out. Let us apply our vast combined experience here and overseas to work up proposals for you that cover all of these points based on your preferences.

Wishing you a 2018 full of health, joy, laughter, purpose and reward.

Sincerely

Oliver Scofield
President

KIconcerts custom choir tours and festivals



So you're thinking to tour your ensemble in 2019…


  • How to get the greatest value for money - complimentary package ratios 
  • Safety/comfort while enjoying cultural distinctiveness and immersion
  • Custom or festival tours – or the best of both worlds 
  • Europe (North, South, East or West – UK or Ireland) 
  • Closer to home (Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, Iceland, Mexico, USA) 
  • Roads less traveled (Australia/New Zealand, Peru, Argentina, China, India, South Africa) 
  • Grand, iconic and intimate venue options
  • Exchange and individual concert opportunities
  • Repertoire and accompaniment possibilities
  • Number of days on the road, meals, hotels, sightseeing
  • Balancing performing, education, fun, history and free time to explore
  • Flights, transit times, luggage, passports, travel insurance, pay schedules/methods.

I invite you to let the KIconcerts team consider all this for you – this is what we do day in and out. Let us apply our vast combined experience here and overseas to work up proposals for you that cover all of these points based on your preferences.

Wishing you a 2018 full of health, joy, laughter, purpose and reward.

Sincerely

Oliver Scofield
President

KIconcerts custom choir tours and festivals