Symphony on the Blue Danube: A Classical Music Cruise
Enjoy a cruise along the scenic Danube River aboard the Amadeus Diamond, with stays in Prague and Krakow, and private concerts during our custom-designed journey showcasing the musical heritage of the European masters.
WHAT OUR TRAVELERS SAY
The tour provided an excellent balance of history, art and architecture, and music with a relaxing river cruise past beautiful scenery. The lecturer was an expert in the field while the tour manager combined efficiency with a real desire to help people.”
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Dr. Carol Reynolds weaves high energy, humor, and history into everything she does. After a career in music history at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Professor Carol and husband Hank began designing multi-media fine arts curricula. Her unprecedented Discovering Music: 300 Years of Interaction in Western Music, Arts, History, and Culture (2009) has reached students across the world. In 2011 she released a cross-discipline course called Exploring Americas Musical Heritage. She is now creating a curriculum on the history of sacred music from Jewish Liturgy to 1600. Her research interests include German Romanticism and the musical court of Frederick the Great. She is fluent in German and Russian and maintains a home in Weimar, Germany. Dr. Reynolds is a staunch advocate of arts education at every stage of life and speaks regularly at educational conferences across the U.S. A pianist and organist, she is a popular speaker for organizations like The Dallas Symphony, Van Cliburn Concerts, The Dallas Opera, Tulsa Symphony, Kimball Museum, Fort Worth Opera, San Francisco Wagner Society, and the Davidson Institute.
Maxine Ramey is internationally known clarinet performer with a passion for music history and the region of the world that produced the great musical masters, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. She is a Professor of Music, Director of the School of Music at The University of Montana, and Director of UM's Vienna Program, a six-week summer experience for university students, faculty, life-long learning students and community members aged 18 to 80. This experience takes students on over 150 miles of walking tours and includes pre-concert lectures, interdisciplinary presentations involving the arts and culture of the region. Maxine Ramey teaches courses on Vienna composers, Mozart in Vienna and Beethoven, as well as other courses in Medieval and Renaissance music. As an international presenter, she recently served as U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassadors in a tour of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, in a presentation "Women in the Arts". In 2010-2013 she performed and gave presentations on American music in the West Bank (Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Nablus, Ramallah and the Golan Heights region). She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University and has lectured and performed in 45 of the 50 United States, as well as in Canada, South Korea, Germany, Japan, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Israel and throughout the Middle East. She is President of the International Clarinet Association, whose mission is fostering collaboration and global exchange between musicians, music enthusiasts and all who love music.