Weekend of Music in Margaret River

Enjoy a weekend of chamber music performed in the picturesque vineyards of Margaret River.

Overview

Weekend of Music in Margaret River

Enjoy a weekend of chamber music at its very finest, performed in the picturesque vineyards of Western Australia’s Margaret River.

Travel in the company of art and music aficionado Alan Dodge AM for one of the annual highlights of the Australian chamber music calendar, attending a series of concerts by the world-class Australian String Quartet, joined by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Fiona Campbell, in the exquisite surroundings of some of Australia’s most renowned wine estates.

After each concert, sit down to a superb gourmet dining experience paired with specially selected wines, and meet the artists themselves in an intimate, relaxed atmosphere. In between performances, further explore the rugged coastline and varied landscapes of this unique part of Western Australia.
from

$3,850

per person, twin share

Inclusions

Platinum package tickets for all four concerts of the ASQ Weekend of Music
Three nights at a four-star apartment-style accommodation on a room-only basis (i.e. excluding breakfast)
Meals as per itinerary (L=Lunch, D=Dinner), including wine with meals
Pre-concert talks with your tour leader, Alan Dodge
Transportation throughout on comfortable, air-conditioned coaches
Group transfer from Perth to Margaret River on arrival (if using the group transfer as indicated)
Group transfer from Margaret River to Perth Airport or Perth CBD on departure (if using the group transfer as indicated)
Gratuities for local guides, drivers and wait staff
Itinerary
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The Artists
26 November 2021 | Perth to Margaret River
Meet Alan and fellow travellers at a Perth CBD hotel at 10:00am (location to be advised). Depart for Margaret River, stopping en route at the picturesque seaside town of Busselton (transfer included in tour price if using group transfer). Enjoy some time at leisure for lunch and to walk along the well-known Busselton Jetty, the longest timber-piled jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. Then, continue to the hotel in the Margaret River township.

This evening, attend the opening concert of the Australian String Quartet’s Weekend of Music at Vasse Felix, followed by dinner at the estate’s renowned restaurant.

(D)
27 November 2021 | Margaret River
Today, travel to Cape Mentelle winery, a pioneering winery in a pristine coastal location with over 40 years of viticulture history. Attend a morning concert in the original barrel cellar of the winery, followed by a picnic lunch in the vineyards. Then, return to the hotel for time at leisure.

This evening begins with an intimate concert at Voyager Estate, a Cape Dutch-style winery surrounded on three sides by the Indian Ocean, followed by a gala dinner with members of the Australian String Quartet and guest artists.

(LD)
28 November 2021 | Margaret River
This morning, enjoy a high tea brunch at the Leeuwin Estate Art Gallery, followed by the final concert of the weekend. Leeuwin Estate is one of the founding wineries of the region and the estate’s art gallery holds a collection of artworks by artists such as Imants Tillers, Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd and John Olsen.

Then, drive through the magnificent Karri trees of the Boranup Forest Reserve to the historic Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, situated at the most south-westerly tip of Australia, at the point where the Indian and Southern Oceans meet. Constructed from local limestone in 1896, the lighthouse is the tallest on mainland Australia and is still in use today.

Return to Margaret River township and enjoy a farewell dinner with Alan and fellow travellers at a nearby restaurant.

(LD)
29 November | Margaret River to Perth
Check out of the hotel this morning and transfer to Perth, including a brief stop for lunch at leisure (transfer included in tour price if using group transfer).
Per person,twin share

$3,850

Single Supplement

+$350

Deposit per person (at time of booking)

$1,000

Your hotel

Margaret River – Margarets In Town****
Situated in the heart of the Margaret River township, Margarets in Town offers travellers a place to relax and rejuvenate in a convenient location with shops, galleries, markets and restaurants just a short stroll away. Each of the spacious apartments include a fully-equipped kitchen, private balcony, flat-screen TV and Wi-Fi.

*Please note: Breakfast is not available at Margarets in Town as it is apartment-style accommodation. Nearby breakfast options include Margaret River Bakery or a selection of cafés presenting the best of the region’s produce.

NB: Hotel of a similar standard may be substituted.
The Australian String Quartet
The Australian String Quartet was established in 1985 and is Quartet-in-Residence at the Elder Conservatorium, University of Adelaide. The core of the ASQ’s Australian program is its national season in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, supplemented by considerable regional touring, the Dunkeld Weekend of Music in the Southern Grampians of Victoria and the Weekend of Music in Margaret River.

The ASQ has also performed in many major European cities including Hamburg, Berlin, Paris, London, Copenhagen, Cologne, Belgrade, Budapest, Zagreb, Frankfurt and New York. In 2009, the ASQ was invited to perform at the Beethovenhaus in Bonn as part of the Beethoven Festival and also for the Cheltenham, Lichfield and Buxton Festivals in the United Kingdom. In recent years the Quartet has appeared with internationally-acclaimed artists including pianists Angela Hewitt, Caroline Almonte and Piers Lane.

The members of the ASQ are privileged to perform on a matched set of Guadagnini instruments.
Fiona Campbell
Fiona Campbell sings regularly as a principal artist with all the major ensembles and orchestras in Australia including Opera Australia. Her international collaborators have included the Brodsky Quartet and the Tokyo Philharmonic.

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