In the heart of Munich: the Residenz Serenade. Enjoy a classical concert in the Hofkapelle, where Mozart himself used to play, then enjoy a dinner or…
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The musicians we saw were excellent. I understand that the program varies, and the musicians vary. Ours were of the highest quality - 2 violins & 1 bass. One of the violinists was a virtuoso & performed several of his pieces without reading music. The setting, in a small chapel in The Residenz Palace, was exquisite. Mozart had performed there, not surprisingly. You do sit on hard wooden pews, so that is the only drawback. They ask you to arrive at 6, and the concert is at 6:30, so you have a bit to wait after being seated. The entrance can be hard to find - it is one of the doors to the Residenz which has Lions at the doorway, which helps to identify it. They also give the street & surrounding shops for reference points. Many attendees dressed nicely. We only saw the show as we did not need to have the dinner, which we understand is at a nearby restaurant.
The concert was great, loved it, but the dinner was a serious disappointment, especially given the price (approximately $98.00 per person). We thought we were eating as a group, but no, it was basically just a dinner reservation to Zum Franciskaner where we were not shown a menu but were automatically served an entree of sauerkraut, potato dumplings, boiled pork and beer. It looked much like the advertised dinner special that cost approximately €16. Do not book the dinner unless you like the food listed above for that price.
Delightful music performed meaningfully in appropriate surroundings. Just keep in mind the seats are wooden pews that are not kind to your back or bottom. but our concert was only an hour so my back didn't suffer too long.
We did have a difficult time finding the entrance to the chapel but once we arrived we were not disappointed. Beautiful music in stunning surroundings!