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Classical Germany: The Music of Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden

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13 Days | 12 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
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.
If you’re looking for a more flexible schedule with ample independent time and several meals on your own, then our FLEX learning adventures are made for you.
Immerse yourself in the unparalleled musical heritage of Germany, home of brilliant composers and stunning temples to art and acoustics. In the culturally rich metropolis of Berlin and the musical hotbeds of Leipzig and Dresden, attend concerts, chat with musicians, discover historic music halls and follow your personal interests in your independent exploration.


• Attend high-caliber musical performances at notable venues in Berlin, Leipzig and Dresden and enjoy special opportunities to meet with musicians.
• Lively presentations illuminate the lives of German composers including Johann Sebastian Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner.
• Plenty of free time allows you to explore independently and attend additional performances — your group leader will offer advice and directions.

Program Notes

This learning adventure is one of our FLEX programs. It offers a more flexible schedule than our traditional programs and includes ample independent time and several meals on your own.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles on downtown city streets with cobblestones; use of public transportation; unavoidable stairs.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Berlin, 5 nights; coach to Leipzig, 3 nights; coach to Dresden, 3 nights; departure.

Date Notes
This departure will feature the following performances. (Additional performances will be announced as they are confirmed.) Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra: works by Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel and César Franck, conductor - Tugan Sokhiev, piano - Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Deutsche Oper Berlin: "Carmen" opera by George Bizet. Dresden Philharmonie: Gabriel Faure's Piano Quartet no. 1 in C minor, Op. 15, and Johannes Brahms's Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor, Op. 25. Semperoper Dresden: "Tosca" opera by Giacomo Puccini.6/9/2016
This departure will feature the following performances. (Additional performances will be announced as they are confirmed.) Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra: works by Gabriel Fauré and Johannes Brahms, conductor - Michael Sanderling, cello - Sol Gabetta

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You won't find a better value.

at no additional cost on this date ...
11 nights of accommodations
23 meals: 11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
12 Field trips
5 Performances


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