• Holiday with Sacconi • 12th November - 19th November 2022 •

The Kirker Music Festival, Tenerife

with Stephan Loges (baritone), Simon Rowland-Jones, (viola), Tim Horton (piano)

Escape from the rigours of the British winter for a week of music-making in the sub-tropical Canary Islands. We return to Tenerife for our sixth festival, staying at the splendid Hotel Botanico surrounded by lush gardens in Puerto del la Cruz. Mass tourism is confined to an area far away from where we will be staying, and our tour will show you the island’s unspoilt volcanic landscape, well-preserved colonial villages and lush gardens. A visit to the Mount Tiede National Park is one of the highlights of a fascinating week.

In addition to our programme of concerts at the Hotel Botanico there will be a number of included excursions taking in the best of the island’s unspoilt north coast. We will visit the Sitio Litro Orchid Garden in Puerto de la Cruz, with its wonderful collection of more than three hundred varieties, followed by a visit to All Saints’ Church which has been serving the British community for more than a hundred years, where Christopher Monckton will give an organ recital. A visit to Mount Teide National Park will show us the island’s volcanic interior, and we will take a cable car to the summit at 3,718m from which there are breathtaking views of the island. We will also drive along the spectacular north coast route to Maca, a tiny village clinging to a steep ravine, and to Garachico with its 17th-century Franciscan convent. There will also be some free time to make visits on your own: La Oratava is a picturesque small town nearby and Tenerife’s Botanical Garden is located opposite the hotel.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Accommodation including breakfast
  • Five dinners
  • Six concerts
  • All sightseeing, entrance fees and gratuities as described
  • Return flights
  • The services of the Kirker Tour Leaders, Christopher Monckton and Simon Monckton

Flight Details

Flights with British Airways:

Depart London Heathrow 11.00, arrive Tenerife South 15.25
Depart Tenerife South 15.15, arrive London Heathrow 19.40

Music Programme

Sunday 13th November

Sacconi Quartet

Purcell: Fantasias 
Tippett: String Quartet No.2                                                                           
Schubert: String Quartet in D minor, D.810 “Death and the Maiden”

Monday 14th November

Stephan Loges (baritone), Tim Horton (piano) 

Schumann: Liederkreis, Op.39                                                                            
Chopin: Two Ballades, Op.38, 52                                                                         
Butterworth: Shropshire Lad                                                                             
Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen                                                                 

Tueday 15th November

Sacconi Quartet, Stephan Loges (baritone), Simon Rowland-Jones (viola)

Beethoven: An die ferne Geliebte, arranged for string quartet and baritone 
by Simon Rowland-Jones                                                                                  
Turina: Prayer of the Bullfighter
Barber: Dover Beach                                                                                     
Dvorak: String Quintet in E flat, Op.97                                                                  

Wednesday 16th November

Sacconi Quartet, Tim Horton (piano) 

Britten: 3rd String Quartet 
Franck: Piano Quintet

Thursday 17th November

Sacconi Quartet, Simon Rowland-Jones (viola)

Haydn: String Quartet in D minor, Op.76 No.2 “Fifths” 
Bridge: Lament and Caprice for two violas                                                               
Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C♯ minor Op 131

Friday 18th November

Tim Horton (piano)

Mozart: Fantasy in C minor, K.396                                                                       
Szymanowski: Masques, Op.34                                                                             
Mozart: Fantasy in D minor, K.397                                                                       
Albeniz: Iberia                                                                                         
Chopin: Two Ballades, Op.23, 47                                                                         

Full details can be found on the Kirker Holidays website.

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