There are lots of rowdy pop festivals on over summer, but if foot stomping and head throbbing music isn’t your thing, you might like to take in a warm weather classical music concert in a destination with a difference.
May is the perfect month to travel to Prague, as spring is in full swing but the tourist season hasn’t really kicked off. And if you’re a classical music lover there’s another reason too. The city’s 66th Spring International Festival (www.prague-spring.net) starts this month on the 12th, with three weeks of performances until the 4th of June.
Prague has a great musical heritage with a strong tradition of live performances and this year promises to be exceptional, with several important concerts by world famous orchestras commemorating the centenary of Gustav Mahler’s death. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berlin Philharmonic in the Sixth Symphony, Christoph Eschenbach directs the Czech Philharmonic and massed choirs in the Symphony of a Thousand, and Michael Tilson Thomas conducts the Second Symphony with the New York Symphony Orchestra, reports the Daily Telegraph.
If you’re a real enthusiast and the concert is the prime reason for your trip, take a look at www.kirkerholidays.com. Kirker Holidays is offering three nights for the price of two in bed and breakfast accommodation from £598 per person including flights and private transfers. This price is based on two sharing. The company can also book your tickets.