Top 5 Orchestra Experiences

Music evokes emotion, thought and imagination. Envisage a luxury vacation where you lose yourself in a rich cultural experience through enjoying the performance of a live symphony orchestra (beyond the usual well-known world orchestras).

Here are our pick of the top five lesser known orchestra experiences:

1. Sydney Opera House and Sydney Symphony Orchestra

During your luxury Sydney holiday, discover a performance by The Sydney Symphony Orchestra at the iconic Sydney Opera House, home to some of the world’s most illustrious conductors and soloists. As one of Australia’s leading cultural ambassadors, the Sydney Symphony is proud of its heritage and cultural diversity, reflecting the vitality and magnificence of this wonderful city.

Now in its 75th year, the Sydney Symphony exemplifies artistic excellence with performances by a stellar line-up of internationally renowned soloists, Australia’s top musicians and the world’s most sought after conductors. Ranging from treasured classics at the heart of the orchestral repertoire to contemporary works, each Season offers something for everyone.

2. Toronto Symphony Orchestra

The Toronto Symphony Orchestra is Canada’s foremost symphonic ensemble and is in its 86th season. Enjoy a performance during your luxury Canadian vacation and discover why more than 300,000 patrons and 70,000 students visit the Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall each year, and an additional five million Canadians tune in to concert broadcasts on CBC Radio. The Orchestra maintains an international presence through a history of touring, most recently in Europe in 2000, and is reinforced by recordings that have an international presence.

Throughout its history, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra has welcomed some of the greatest international artists, including Martha Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Yo-Yo Ma, Evgeny Kissin, Kathleen Battle, Jessye Norman, Karen Kain, and actor Christopher Plummer.

3. The Sussex Symphony Orchestra

The Sussex Symphony Orchestra was formed in 1993 and is based in Brighton, UK. Visit the Sussex Symphony Orchestra as part of your luxury UK vacation and discover why it is rated as one of the best of its kind in the country.

Performing primarily at premier venues across the south of England, the Sussex Symphony Orchestra is renowned for its programming and quality of performance under its inspirational and charismatic founder, conductor Mark Andrew James.

The Sussex Symphony Orchestra provides its audiences with opportunities to experience ‘big’ works not normally heard outside major centres and works with established and emerging composers as well as local choirs and choral societies, combining them to provide enormous choirs for monumental works that have included Verdi’s Requiem.

4. The Moscow Symphony Orchestra

The Moscow Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1989 at the Stas Namin Centre. With Stas Namin as a producer and Konstantin Krimets as a conductor, this new orchestra was made up of over 80 first-class musicians, graduates of the Moscow, St. Petersburg and Kiev conservatories among them.

Enjoy a performance of The Moscow Symphony Orchestra during your luxury travel through Russia and discover why no other orchestra has as many winners of Russian National and International music competitions.

The Moscow Symphony Orchestra is known throughout the world for making recordings of the highest quality. Many modern composers – Schnittke, Gubaidulina, Eshpai, Rosenblat, Pavlova – entrusted the Orchestra to debut their music.

Moscow Symphony Rocks presents the orchestra in a non-traditional way by performing a full rock production using powerful PA systems, lights, pyrotechnics and other visual effects. Along with the classical hits it also includes the symphony variations of famous hits of Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Queen and other rock legends.

5. The Noise Revival Orchestra Experience, Austin Texas

During your luxury Texas vacation, discover The Noise Revival Orchestra Experience, the latest loose knit line that connects the unique styles of chamber music with orchestral compositions. The music draws influences from modern classical music’s compositional flow from movement to movement. The eclectic sounds and experimental rhythms create a musical landscape that is dynamic and textured, and richly epic. The 13-person ensemble made up of trumpet, trombone, tuba, flute, synth and the usual rock suspects fills each set with thrilling compositions layered with instruments and vocals.

Enamoured with mood, compositional structure, and atmosphere, The Noise Revival Orchestra Experience paints a musical canvas of transparent moods and poignant lyrical messages.

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