Featuring special performances by the Minnesota Orchestra

South Africa with Brian Newhouse

Join Classical MPR Host Brian Newhouse for an experience of a lifetime – a trip to South Africa featuring performances with the Minnesota Orchestra. This fully-supported tour begins in Cape Town with excursions to the Cape of Good Hope, Table Mountain, Robben Island (where Mandela was imprisoned) and a Minnesota Orchestra performance. Our journey continues to gorgeous Stellenbosch wine country and on to Johannesburg for multiple safaris and orchestral performances, including a Minnesota Public Radio broadcast from Soweto. Brian will lead in-depth discussions about the orchestra’s current place in the international music community and the remarkable repertoire that will be performed to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Centenary.

TRIP AT A GLANCE - includes three Minnesota Orchestra Performances
1 Overnight flight to Cape Town via Amsterdam
4 Nights Cape Town
3 Nights Safari Lodge
3 Nights Pretoria- Johannesburg
1 Overnight flight home via Amsterdam

Space on this once-in-a-lifetime trip is very limited and will fill quickly, so reserve your spot today.


A classical music and garden river cruise with Performance Today's Fred Child

From Holland to Belgium with Performance Today

Join Performance Today host Fred Child April 2 – 12, 2019, on a privately chartered small ship river cruise with fellow classical music enthusiasts, garden lovers and history buffs. Your river cruise begins in Amsterdam with a concert at the famous Royal Concertgebouw. You’ll journey to Ghent, Bruges, Arnhem and Utrecht and enjoy the colorful gardens and music of Holland and Belgium. From Kinderdijk’s iconic windmills to a captivating tour of the WWI trenches of Flanders; from the beautiful gardens of Keukenhof to the famed works of Rembrandt and van Gogh, all the while enjoying a robust program of classical music performances, private recitals and “Perf Chats” with a special Performance Today artist-in-residence.


A classical music adventure culminating at the Prague Spring International Music Festival

Prague and Poland with Alison Young

Join Classical Minnesota Public Radio host Alison Young and fellow classical music lovers May 21 – June 1, 2019, to celebrate the life of Chopin, Dvorak and Smetana! On this twelve-day classical voyage, you’ll walk in Chopin’s footsteps and relive his extraordinary life. You’ll visit the very places where Frederic Chopin lived, loved and worked: the family home where he was born, the village church where he was baptized and the Frederic Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. You’ll also discover Poland’s stunning cultural capital, Krakow. You’ll visit the cathedral where the kings of this ancient land are buried, stroll the campus of the University of Copernicus and marvel at throne of Europe’s largest medieval squares. This musical quest culminates in Prague, where you’ll walk in the footsteps of the Czech Republic’s greatest composers, Smetana and Dvorak! And to top things off, you’ll attend the legendary Prague Spring International Music Festival. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary musical adventure!


An exploration of culture and climate

Cuba with Climate Cast

Join Minnesota Public Radio’s chief meteorologist Paul Huttner on an in-depth exploration of Cuba’s unique history and climate. Discover the island’s beautiful geography and unique biosystems. From organic farms, lush botanical gardens and the agricultural region of Las Terrazas, to historic old Havana and beloved haunts of Hemingway, we will spend time with Cuban meteorologists, naturalists, historians, biologists, musicians and more. Escape the cold days of winter with Minnesota Public Radio and enjoy the magic of Cuba before it changes forever.