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Festivals & Events

Wens Travel knows what it takes to perform at festivals and events. We create our own festivals and events for music ensembles from all over the world. A few examples of or own festivals are the Mozarteum Festival in Salzburg and the Concertgebouw Festival Amsterdam. When participating at one of our events, Wens Travel creates a full program which includes performances, promotion and accommodation.
 
We can also set up your own European festival or event, consisting of one or multiple days. Please get in touch to share your ideas and wishes. We are committed to take that extra step to make it an unforgettable event. We take care of details regarding accommodation and meals and offer additional services such as audience development and adjudication.
 
As part of your music groups’ participation, Wens Travel offers various possibilities to top-level education and talent development programs. Masterclasses, lectures and (sectional) workshops provide excellent opportunities to develop talent and add new dimensions and expertise to both individuals and ensembles.
 
Through our strong network of contacts and partnerships, we can also open the door to participation in existing internationally renowned festivals and local events as part of your Music Performance Tour. Please contact us for more information.

Coming up: 

200 Years ‘Stille Nacht - Heilige Nacht’ – Silent Night | 2018 | Salzburgerland | Austria
In 1818 writer Joseph Mohr and composer Franz Xaver Gruber made this peace song, which was performed for the first time in the chapel of the small village Oberndorf, situated nearby Salzburg. Choirs are invited to perform in local churches for Advent Singing and sing at the intimate Christmas markets, like in Salzburg, Hallein and Oberndorf. Besides regular sightseeing, visit the Stille-Nacht Chapel, the Stille-Nacht Museums with original guitar and authentic autography, and the New Stille-Nacht organ in Hallein. In Salzburg an extraordinary exhibition takes place as well as the musical of John Debney. Let us customize a Silent Night tour for your ensemble. Contact us for more information.

The Passion Plays | May 16 - Oct 4, 2020 | Oberammergau | Germany
The Passion Plays have been held in Oberammergau every 10 years since 1633 and are considered one of the most culturally significant events in Germany. In 2020, the 42nd edition will start on May 16 and end on October 4. The tradition, maintained and experienced almost without interruption for over 380 years, of putting on the play about the suffering, death and resurrection of Christ every ten years is regarded as the most important passion play in the world. Approximately 60 miles from Munich, Oberammergau will host 102 shows during the upcoming event period. The Passion Theater has a capacity of approximately 4,500 seats, which makes it the world’s largest open-air stage with a covered auditorium. Oberammergau expects an international audience of around 450,000 spectators for 2020’s Passion Plays. For the 6th time, Wens Travel is offering attractive group packages for both 1 night and 2 nights or customized European tours. You might as well want to combine the Passion play visit. We also offer unique performance venues for choirs within the village. Contact us for more information.

Beethoven's 250th birthday | Beethoven 2020 | Bonn | Germany
In 2020, the world will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday. His 9th Symphony being played more than any other piece of any other composer, makes Beethoven the best-know composer of all time. He will be honored with numerous festivities all over the world, the lovely city of Bonn playing a central role. You can participate in this this big event! Contact us if you want to be part of the programs we develop or if you have a specific idea in mind. We will customize a Beethoven 2020 tour for you!

And:
Amsterdam International Festival of Music | April 2 2018
Salzburg International Festival of Music | June 13 and June 23 2018