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Klezmer in Kraków

By | July 17, 2014
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It’s rare to say that you hate when a concert has to end! But this was one of those times. So we did the next best thing: we danced our way across the square in the Kazimierz district, right into a great restaurant, Arial, where our Old World Europe party continued. Stirred up by the music, we devoured dish after dish of Jewish classics, made even tastier by traditional décor and excellent service. The night was perfect.

Smithsonian Journey’s agendas give travelers precious blocks of free time to explore events of special interest. And this was one such event that stole our hearts. Come to Old World Europe and hear the music for yourself!

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Dr. Carol Reynolds

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 America’s 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. 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.

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