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Frank Ticheli

JUNE 2023


info@kiconcerts.com • (719) 260-0200

Dear Friends,

Italy is a special and profoundly beautiful country, the cradle of so much of our culture, and a place where music is upheld as one of the greatest joys in life. I invite you to join me in Rome for a band festival in early summer of 2023, expressly conceived as a gesture of solidarity with the people of Italy as we all renew our spirits in a post pandemic age. This unique land, and these unprecedented times, call for the power of music.

I recall with great joy our last combined festival concert in Rome some years ago when we performed Vesuvius to a standing room only audience in a truly electrifying atmosphere. I can only imagine what emotion will surround our 2023 combined finale piece. When we’re not making music, there will be an abundance of time for life changing cultural immersion, touring, and simply soaking up the wonderfully joyous Italian lifestyle.

I am delighted to partner again with my dear friends at KI Concerts to lead this festival tour to Rome. Almost nothing matches the joy of taking your band abroad to perform in stunning international venues for hugely appreciative audiences. At this time, as never before, we need to be planning for epic opportunities as we renew and reinvigorate. KI will make it possible for us to once again safely unite to experience the power of live music overseas.

I want to share this rare experience with as many of you as possible

Tanti abbracci,

Dr. Frank Ticheli
Artistic Director & Conductor

Rome Festival

JUNE 20–25, 2023

TUESDAY, JUNE 20: DEPART

  • Depart for Italy
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: ROME

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction to Rome, the "Eternal City"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 22: ROME

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum, home to the world's first senate, seeing the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the magnificent Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 23: ROME

  • Festival rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical center of Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and seeing Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 24: ROME

  • Dress rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Individual sound checks
  • Enjoy time on Rome's coastline
  • Prepare for the Gala Concert
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Frank Ticheli
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 25: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport and begin your journey home
  • Rome Festival + Florence

    JUNE 20–28, 2023

    TUESDAY, JUNE 20: DEPART

  • Depart for Italy
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: ROME

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction to Rome, the "Eternal City"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 22: ROME

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum, home to the world's first senate, seeing the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the magnificent Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 23: ROME

  • Festival rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical center of Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and seeing Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 24: ROME

  • Dress rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Individual sound checks
  • Enjoy time on Rome's coastline
  • Prepare for the Gala Concert
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Frank Ticheli
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 25: TUSCANY

  • Travel to Tuscany
  • Tour Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning bell tower, or Lucca, one of Italy's last fully walled cities dating back to Gothic times
  • Transfer to accommodations in Tuscany
  • Check in
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • MONDAY, JUNE 26: FLORENCE

  • Embark on a guided tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance
  • Visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria
  • Have the option to enter Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David (subject to availability)
  • Optional individual concert (tbd) or continue to explore Florence
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 27: ROME

  • Return to Rome, enjoying sightseeing en route including visiting a beautiful Tuscan hilltop town such as Siena or Assisi
  • Arrive in Rome
  • Check in
  • Overnight Rome
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home
  • Rome Festival + Florence & Venice

    JUNE 20–29, 2023

    TUESDAY, JUNE 20: DEPART

  • Depart for Italy
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21: ROME

  • Arrive in Rome
  • Meet your KI Concerts tour manager
  • Introduction to Rome, the "Eternal City"
  • Check into hotel
  • Dinner daily
  • Overnight Rome
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 22: ROME

  • Breakfast daily
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the Roman Forum, home to the world's first senate, seeing the Capitoline Hill, Citadel of ancient Rome, and the Tarpeian Rock before touring the magnificent Colosseum
  • Festival rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Festival Welcome Dinner
  • Overnight Rome
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 23: ROME

  • Festival rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical center of Rome visiting the Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona and seeing Campo de’ Fiori and the Pantheon
  • Optional individual concert (tbd)
  • Overnight Rome
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 24: ROME

  • Dress rehearsal with Frank Ticheli
  • Individual sound checks
  • Enjoy time on Rome's coastline
  • Prepare for the Gala Concert
  • Gala Festival Concert conducted by Frank Ticheli
  • Overnight Rome
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 25: TUSCANY

  • Travel to Tuscany
  • Tour Pisa, known worldwide for its leaning bell tower, or Lucca, one of Italy's last fully walled cities dating back to Gothic times
  • Transfer to accommodations in Tuscany
  • Check in
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • MONDAY, JUNE 26: FLORENCE

  • Embark on a guided tour of Florence, the epicenter of the Renaissance
  • Visit the Piazza Del Duomo, Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria
  • Have the option to enter Accademia to see Michelangelo’s David (subject to availability)
  • Optional individual concert (tbd) or continue to explore Florence
  • Overnight Tuscany
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 27: VENICE

  • Transfer to Venice sightseeing en route
  • Check in
  • Overnight Padua/Mestre area
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28: VENICE

  • Sail to Venice
  • Guided tour of Venice including the imposing Doge’s Palace decorated by 16th century artists such as Titian and Tintoretto, walk the Bridge of Sighs and see Piombi Prison
  • Enjoy time to explore the area around St. Mark’s Square; walk the narrow paths that wander through history or take an optional gondolier ride (own arrangements)
  • Optional individual concert (time permitting)
  • Overnight Padua/Mestre area
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 29: DEPART

  • Transfer to the airport to begin your journey home
  • Take the Next Step!

    We will be happy to answer any questions about this outstanding festival tour.

    719-260-0200 or info@kiconcerts.com

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