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A Musical Journey: From Church to Concert Hall

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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The church gave Western music its start and also tried to set the rules. Explore how church and concert hall have co-existed, collaborated, inspired and struggled with each other through the ages. Study the extraordinary achievements of two of Handel's greatest oratorios — “Israel in Egypt” and “Messiah” — as you investigate their textual and musical styles. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, composers brought the music of the countryside into the concert hall. Survey music at the height of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, based on folk songs and dances of Austria, Hungary and surrounding regions.


• Enjoy selections from composers such as Smetana, Dvorak, Liszt and the Strauss family.
• Examine Guillaume di Machaut's “Messe di Nostre Dame,” Palestrina's “Missa Assumpta est Maria in caelum,” Mozart's Mass in C minor and much more.
• Walk to First and Franklin Presbyterian Church for an organ demonstration and a behind-the-scenes excursion through the church.

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Walking 3.5 blocks to church; slightly hilly, uneven city sidewalks.

Coordinated by Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
4 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
10 Performances


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