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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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Explore some of the great performers who left their indelible mark on the classical music genre. Delve into the lives, performances, and successes of some of the best known virtuoso musicians, including various great pianists, renowned violinist Jascha Heifetz, and composer, conductor, and pianist, Leonard Bernstein.


• Is Leonard Bernstein a conductor or acrobat; a consummate artist or celebrated showman? Examine the remarkable and influential career of this quintessential American musician.
• Investigate Heifetz’s amazing life as a great artist, teacher, and transcriber, as well as his contributions to the violin repertoire via commissions of new works. Specifically, enjoy the Walton and Korngold concerti.
• Trace the evolution of the piano, the history of recorded sound, and discuss the development of piano performance since its inception over two centuries ago. Study pianists such as Ignacy Paderewski, Alfred Cortot, Joseph and Rosina Lhevinne, Dinu Lipatti and more.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
14 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
9 Performances


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