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: Peter Van De Graaff
April 28-May 8, 2015
This is the classical music trip you’ve been waiting for! Join WFMT Program Host Peter van de Graaff for an exclusive 11-day classical music excursion down the Danube, visiting and experiencing Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Leipzig and Berlin. Celebrate the genius of Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven, Bach and Schumann by visiting the very places where these great composers lived, loved and composed.
We will be attending world-class performances including insider perks and backstage tours. The highlight of the trip – and an evening to be cherished – will be a private, intimate concert by Peter and Kathleen van de Graaff performing works by Robert and Clara Schumann in the very home where Robert and Clara Schumann lived and worked: The Schumann House in Leipzig!
Space is definitely limited. For tour details and registration and to learn more about all the experiences that await you, click here and visit Earthbound Expeditions.
This exclusive trip is designed for WFMT listeners by Earthbound Expeditions Inc., an award-winning Travel Company.
WFMT Program Host: Carl Grapentine
May 8 – 16, 2015
Join Carl Grapentine and fellow opera lovers next May as we tour our favorite European opera destinations in Paris. This signature opera tour from May 8th through May 16th will include performances of Orchestre-France with Anna Netrebko, Verdi’s opera “Macbeth”, the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Emmanuel Krivine performing Dvorak and Brahms, and Mozart’s The Magic Flute. As always, we will enjoy world-class accommodations in Paris and a special discount will be offered for previous WFMT/Travelex group travelers! Go to www.travelexinternational.com or call Janet at (847) 519-4819 for more information. And just added, a post-extension tour option to Normandy, more details to follow!
April 20-25, 2015
Spend a lovely spring week in in Geneva and Lausanne with Opera Adventures and noted composer, pianist, and teacher, Larry Axelrod, experiencing a trio of operatic treats in two lovely cities filled with beautiful music and beautiful scenery. You’ll stay in Geneva at Hôtel Strasbourg, centrally located in quiet surroundings, in the heart of the business district, near the famous Mont Blanc pedestrian precinct and Lake Leman. The first performance will be Cherubini’s Medea in Geneva, sung by the amazing Jennifer Larmore. Then you’ll hear a recital by Diana Damrau, one of the most celebrated and sought-after sopranos in the world, in songs by Richard Strauss. Finally, in Lausanne, you’ll see Japanese composer Dai Fujikura’s multi-media experience Solaris at L’Opéra de Lausanne played by the renowned Ensemble Intercontemporain from Paris.
For greater understanding and perspective, you’ll enjoy morning classes about learn about that evening’s performance. The trip will also include a private, guided tour in and around Geneva. You’ll have several afternoons free to explore art and cultural attractions in Geneva and other closeby picturesque lake towns -- Montreux, Vevey and Lausanne.
Travel with lively, like-minded cultural travelers next April!
Click here, for tour details and registration.