Travel with CMS
May 25 – June 1, 2020
Travel with CMS Artists to Marrakech
With CMS Co-Artistic Director Wu Han and other CMS artists
For more information, contact the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at (212) 875-5795, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sojourn To Imperial Marrakech
Palaces, Gardens, Souks & Chamber Music
Founded in 1062 at the crossroads between the Sahara, the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas and the Anti-Atlas mountains, and commanding a strategic position on the great Saharan caravan trade, Marrakech prospered and rose to become the hub of a great empire and one of Morocco’s four “imperial” cities. Today, Marrakech is one of the world’s most alluring cities.
Perhaps no other city in Morocco epitomizes the past and present as Marrakech does. Within the Medina, the original section of the city, are numerous ancient palaces, other historic buildings of distinctive architecture, crenellated ramparts, colorful souks and labyrinthine and twisting streets and alleyways. Outside the Medina is the Ville Nouvelle, the “new” Marrakech, designed by the French in the early part of the 20th century, with its trendy shops and boutiques, cafés, lovely gardens and wide boulevards.
During our six-day stay in this fabled city, our “home” will be the exquisite and historic boutique Hotel La Maison Arabe. We will have the opportunity to explore its landmark monuments, shop in the fascinating souks and craft centers, admire the elegant gardens, and taste its cuisine, for which Marrakech is justly notable. We will also venture into the desert outside of the city for a camel trek and an unforgettable dinner in a Berber tent, with traditional Moroccan musical performance.
The unique feature of traveling with Chamber Music Society will be three concerts performed by our accompanying CMS artists, led by Wu Han, CMS’s Co-Artistic Director, at specially–selected places.
2020 marks the 50th Anniversary of CMS. What better way to celebrate so many achievements and so much sublime music than joining us on this journey of discovery to renowned Marrakech.