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.”
- Insights from the West of Ireland
- Fabulous shots from Smithsonian Journeys Expert Kirt Kempter
- Visiting Mount Fuji, by way of rural Japan
- Saturday in Pamplona
Maxine Ramey is an internationally known clarinet performer and holds a passion for music history and the great musical masters – Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Brahms. She is a Professor of Music and the Director of the School of Music at The University of Montana. Maxine is also the Director of the university’s Vienna Program, a six-week summer experience for university students, faculty, life-long learning students, and community members aged 18 to 80. Participants experience over 150 miles of walking tours in addition to pre-concert lectures and interdisciplinary presentations involving the arts and culture of the region. Maxine teaches courses on Vienna composers, Mozart in Vienna, and Beethoven, as well as other courses in medieval and Renaissance music. She recently served as a U.S. State Department Cultural Ambassador during a tour of Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia, in the presentation Women in the Arts. From 2010-2013, she performed and gave presentations on American music in the West Bank. 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 the President of the International Clarinet Association, whose mission is fostering collaboration and global exchange between musicians, music enthusiasts, and all who love music.