Travel with WFMT
For years, WFMT has sponsored travel tours led by our on-air hosts to some of the world's best destinations for classical music. Joining together classical music enthusiasts and incomparable WFMT announcers like Lisa Flynn and Carl Grapentine, these tours are filled with lectures, discussions, and many, many concerts! Interested in a particular location or music festival? Contact WFMT Ad Sales and let us know.
WFMT Program Host: Carl Grapentine
May 3 – May 15, 2016
Join Carl Grapentine next May for a classical music tour to Vienna and Salzburg.
You’ll begin by touring the city of Vienna to explore some of Carl’s favorite musical sites. Performances include two operas, Puccini’s Turandot and Beethoven’s Fidelio (both at the Vienna State Opera), along with a concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at the Musikverein. There will be additional time to attend other concerts and for personal sightseeing.
Then on to a tour of Salzburg, a concert in the historic Fortress and a boat-trip on the beautiful Danube from Krems to Durnstein.
Performance tickets, deluxe hotel accommodations, air transportation, all breakfasts and several group meals included in this wonderful tour.
All of this and an optional post-tour extension to Bavaria and surrounding cities provided by Travelex International.
Contact Janet Thomas at Travelex International for more information at (847) 519-4819.
WFMT Program Host: Peter van de Graaff
May 12-24, 2016
Join WFMT Program Host Peter van de Graaff on this exclusive twelve-day classical music lovers journey to “Bella Italia” and celebrate the lives of Verdi, Rossini, Farinelli, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Stradivarius, Donizetti, Toscanini, and Puccini.
You’ll walk in the footsteps of great Italian composers by visiting the very places the masters loved, lived and worked. Enjoy in-depth, private tours highlighting the origins of painting and sculpture in central Italy.
Along the way, you’ll be introduced to the culinary arts and enjoy tastings with the producers of balsamic vinegar, olive oils, and cheeses.
Musical highlights include an opera performance at the La Fenice Opera House in Venice, an opera recital in Verdi’s hometown of Busseto, a concert featuring works by Vivaldi, and a tour of the Stradivarius museum in Cremona.
Your journey concludes on the beautiful tranquil shores of Lake Como.
This exclusive itinerary is designed for WFMT listeners by Earthbound Expeditions Inc., an award-winning Travel Company.
April 22-27, 2016
Spend a lovely spring week in Munich, a bastion of culture and the heart of Bavaria and experience a trio of operatic delights with other like-minded music lovers.
The first performance will be Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia, with the title role sung by well-known soprano Edita Gruberova, Next, Vasily Petrenko will conduct Mussorgsky’s brooding masterpiece Boris Godunov. And finally, Mozart’s delightful Abduction from the Seraglio with Lisette Oropesa, in the role of Constanze. All performances will be in the magnificent National Theater, restored to its 19th century glory. Your tour organizer will be Chicago composer and pianist Larry Axelrod. In the morning, enjoy a class that to introduce that evening’s opera and enhance your appreciation. You’ll have the afternoon to explore the cultural heart of Bavaria on your own. The trip will also include a private city tour!
Travel with lively, like-minded cultural travelers to Munich next April!
Click here for Opera Adventure’s Munich tour details and registration. Or call Larry Axelrod at (773) 680-8811.
Join fellow WFMT listeners on YMT Vacations’ twelve-day Grand Alaskan Cruise and Tour next July where you will discover unspoiled beauty, wildlife in its natural habitat, and the "Best of Alaska!"
Imagine cruising out of vibrant Vancouver, British Columbia along the Alaska Inside Passage– one of the most scenic sea-lanes in the world - and the west coast of Vancouver Island into Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway ports of call. You‘ll sail through Glacier Bay National Park, one of Alaska’s most impressive natural beauties, and Hubbard Glacier. After your cruise, your land tour continues through Denali National Park, the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center and historic Anchorage before departing for home.