American Public Media Presents
It’s our pleasure to welcome you aboard Discover Danube’s Finest. This classical cruise from Performance Today features stops in Berlin, Leipzig, Salzburg, Vienna, and more. We’ll be joined by special guest Andrew Staupe, a PT Artist in Residence who debuted to rave reviews at Carnegie Hall and has performed with symphonies nationwide.
Join us as we explore the capital cities of classical music, wandering local streets, strolling through marvelous museums, and savoring unique dining. We’ll celebrate history’s greatest composers, from Bach and Mozart to Beethoven and Schumann, visiting their homes, seeing the locations that inspired them, and following in their footsteps.
As befits a Performance Today cruise, this trip is filled with live music — from concerts in Budapest, Leipzig and Salzburg, to a private champagne recital at Mozarthaus in Vienna. You’ll also enjoy tours of celebrated opera houses and symphony halls, like Vienna’s Wiener Musikverein and the Budapest Opera House. Plus, we’ll feature intimate conversations with and performances from our featured guest Andrew Staupe.
Our trips sell out quickly, and space is limited, so we encourage you to reserve your spot soon. We look forward to sailing with you next October!
Andrew Staupe will once again serve as the Performance Today Artist in Residence on this exclusive classical music adventure. Emerging as one of the distinctive voices of a new generation of pianists, Andrew made his Carnegie Hall debut to critical acclaim in 2012.
He has appeared as soloist with the Baltimore Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Arkansas Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, and many other orchestras throughout the United States. He has collaborated with distinguished conductors Osmo Vänskä, Bobby McFerrin, Jahja Ling, Gerard Schwarz, Andrew Litton, Cristian Macelaru, Larry Rachleff, Lucas Richman, Daniel Hege, and Josep-Caballé Domenech. He has performed across the United States and extensively in Europe, appearing in Russia, Holland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, France, Germany, and Bulgaria.
On tour in Europe, he has appeared in distinguished concert venues, including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Rachmaninov Hall in Moscow, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and the Ateneul Roman in Romania. Andrew is currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Utah, and gives frequent master classes around the country. A native of Saint Paul, Minn., he earned his Doctorate at Rice University. Andrew was the featured musician on Performance Today’s “Waltz Down the Danube” trip in May 2016.
When Fred Child is elsewhere on the planet, Valerie Kahler often sits in the PT host chair. Valerie grew up in a musical family, playing cello and piano to please herself and her parents, and singing loudly to annoy her siblings. She still sings loudly with the Prairie Fire Lady Choir, an acapella rock-n-roll cover choir in the Twin Cities, and remains an enthusiastic cellist who loves to sightread chamber music with friends. Valerie has been in classical radio for 25 years, fifteen of those as a host and producer for APM's Classical24, a nationally syndicated 24-hour classical music service
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October 1 – DEPART USA
Depart USA for Berlin
Enjoy sailing on the Danube aboard the MS Amadeus Princess. A true “luxury floating hotel,” the Amadeus Princess enchants with river breezes and stunning views. You’ll enjoy Austrian hospitality and impeccable service from our 40 crew members. Savor epicurean excellence from our international chefs in our Panorama Restaurant and Bar.
Thoughtfully designed, the 78 Classic Staterooms and 2 Amadeus Suites provide a warm and cozy environment where you can do as little or as much as you’d like. Each and every stateroom has stylish touches so distinctive of the entire Amadeus fleet. Admire the generous views of the passing scenery from your oversized panoramic windows with French balconies. Connect via high-speed Internet, recharge in our Amadeus Signature Beds, and renew in our luxurious bath accommodations.
– Alicia, 2016 Danube Guest
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Early booking rates applicable on bookings made before May 1, 2017.
Price includes pre-tour extension to Leipzig and Berlin, price does not include airfare.
All Minnesota Public Radio and Performance Today Travel Alumni receive an additional $100 discount.
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