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July 17– 28, 2017 (12 Days and 11 Nights) 

12th Season

Paulo Faustini, Founder & Artistic Director

David Hayes, Guest Conductor

Thomas Purviance & Steve Ryan, Pianists

Charlie Auger, Spain Program Coordinator

Graziella Fantini & José María García, Centro Internacional Antonio Machado

Ana Bravo, Licensed Guide of Soria, Castile & León

Monday, July 17, DAY 1

AM Arrival at Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD)

Transfer on your own to SORIA, Castile & León, from Terminal 4 or Madrid Center Av. America Bus Station on ALSA direct bus line

Afternoon Check in at Hotel Alfonso VIII  (4 stars)

Time to rest, unpack, shower, take a nap 9:00 PM Meet in hotel lobby to walk to dinner Organized dinner at EL KIOSCO (not included) 

Tuesday, July 18, DAY 2

AM Breakfast (hotel breakfast room on lobby floor)

7:30 AM – 10:30 AM Weekdays

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Weekends

9:00 AM Orientation (meet in hotel breakfast room to walk together to Orientation)

9:30 AM Transfer to the Duero River

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Spanish Cultural Tasting I: Walking Tour of Soria

San Juan Monastery, San Saturio Hermitage, Soria Center with Soria Guide (Ana Bravo)

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

4:40 PM Meet in Hotel Lobby: Group Walk to the Aula Magna at La Merced Convent

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM Ensemble Rehearsal I: Individual Warm-up, Orientation, Seating, Repertoire Run-through (Aula Magna)

9:00 PM Meet in hotel lobby to walk to Welcome Dinner  (included)

Wednesday, July 19, DAY 3  

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM  Ensemble Rehearsal II (Aula Magna)

1:30 PM Lunch on your own and free time

5:00 – 8 PM Ensemble Rehearsal III (Aula Magna)

8:00 PM Free Time

9:00 PM Spanish Cultural Tasting II: Seafood Paella Cooking Class & Informal Dinner (included – La Merced Convent Garden)

Thursday, July 20, DAY 4

AM Breakfast

9:45 AM Individual Warm Up

10:00 AM – 12:15 PM  Rehearsal IV  (earlier rehearsal call!)

12:15 PM Spanish Cultural Tasting III: Mercado Visit

2:00 Lunch on your own and free time

5:00 – 7:45 PM Rehearsal V

8:00 PM Musical Tasting I (Casino)

9:00 PM Dinner on your own

Friday, July 21, DAY 5

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsal V

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and free time

5:00 PM – 7:45 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VI

8:00 PM Musical Tasting II (Casino)

9:00 PM Dinner on your own

Saturday, July 22, DAY 6

AM Breakfast

FREE DAY – NO ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL

9:00 AM Departure time for Optional Romanesque Art & Architecture Day Trip to ANDALUZ, SAN BAUDELIO, BERLANGA with licensed guide (Ana Bravo)

2:00 PM Lunch in BERLANGA (not included) & return to SORIA

4:30 PM Arrive in SORIA

8:00 PM Musical Tasting III (Casino)

9:00 PM Dinner on your own

Sunday, July 23, DAY 7

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VII (Aula Magna)

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and FREE TIME

NO AFTERNOON ENSEMBLE REHEARSAL

8:00 PM Meet in Hotel Lobby for Optional Pre-Dinner Aperitif  Tapas & Wine Crawl through Soria with Charlie & Paulo (not included, price TBA)

9:00 PM Dinner on your own

Monday, July 24, DAY 8

AM Breakfast

10:15 AM Individual Warm Up

10:30 AM – 1:30 PM Ensemble Rehearsal VIII 

2:00 PM Lunch on your own and FREE TIME

6:45 PM Call at Aula Magna for individual warm-up

Please be dressed in concert attire (limited space)

7:00 PM Rehearsal

8:00 PM Ensemble Concert (I) at Aula Magna in SORIA

9:30 PM Post-Concert Dinner in SORIA (included)

Tuesday, July 25, DAY 9

AM Breakfast

MORNING & AFTERNOON FREE

6:00 PM Depart for ALMAZÁN

6:45 PM Individual Warm Up in Almazan

7:00 PM Acoustical Rehearsal

8:00 PM Ensemble Concert (II) San Vicente Cultural Center in ALMAZÁN

Return to SORIA

9:30 PM Dinner on your own

Wednesday, July 26, DAY 10

AM Breakfast

MORNING & AFTERNOON FREE

6:00 PM Depart for CALATAÑAZOR

6:45 PM Individual Warm Up in Almazan

7:00 PM Acoustical Rehearsal

8:00 PM Ensemble Concert (III) in CALATAÑAZOR

(A Cappella Repertoire Only)

Return to SORIA

9:30 PM Dinner on your own

Thursday, July 27, DAY 11

AM Depart for Day Trip to BURGO de OSMA and SAN ESTEBAN de GORMAZ

Winery Tour and Visit

Lunch (included)

Mid Afternoon Return to SORIA to pack and rest

Closing Words (location and time TBA)

Friday, July 28, DAY 12

AM Individual hotel check out by 12:00 PM

Transfer on your own from SORIA to Madrid Barajas Airport Terminal 4 or Madrid Center on ALSA direct bus line or to your next destination…ADIOS!!!