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It’s April in Paris! Join Performance Today host Fred Child on a classical music adventure from Paris to Normandy on the Seine River April 23 – May 3, 2018. Enjoy two nights of art, cuisine and classical music performances in the City of Light. Then board the privately chartered MS Amadeus Diamond River Ship for seven-night journey through Normandy. Drift from one stunning landscape to the next, stopping and exploring villages, markets, D-Day Beaches and Monet’s Garden. Enjoy a robust program of classical music performances, private recitals and “Perf Chats” with a special Performance Today artist-in-residence both on-board and in unique settings including chateaux and gardens.
Fred Child is the host of APM's Performance Today, the most-listened-to classical music radio show in America. Fred is also the commentator and announcer for Live from Lincoln Center, the only live performing arts series on television. In recent years, Fred has hosted a series of unique live national concert broadcasts, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic's opening concerts from Walt Disney Hall, Gustavo Dudamel's debut with the LA Philharmonic, season-opening concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Berlin Philharmonic live at Carnegie Hall, the Last Night of the Proms from the Royal Albert Hall in London, New Year's concerts by the New York Philharmonic, Seiji Ozawa's final concert with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood, and the ground-breaking "Spring for Music" concerts from Carnegie Hall. He has given concert talks for Lincoln Center, the Aspen Festival, Summerfest La Jolla, his CD reviews have appeared on NPR's All Things Considered and his music reports have appeared on NPR's Morning Edition and Weekend Edition. He's been a contributor to Billboard magazine, and a commentator for BBC Radio 3. While growing up in Portland, Oregon, Fred studied classical piano. He also dabbles in guitar, percussion, and bagpipes. Fred loves baseball (throws right, bats left) and is an avid hiker, climber, skier, cyclist, runner, and a licensed private pilot. In 2014, Fred led A London Rhapsody, a sold-out classical music trip with PT fans from across the United States. In 2015, A River Rhapsody on the Danube with Fred Child sold out in 11 days.
Praised by critics for creating a sonority that "elicits the audience's most visceral reaction", Greek-Russian cellist Timotheos Petrin has performed as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician across Europe, Asia and North America. He is the winner of the 2015 Astral Artists Competition and a frequent participant at music festivals and music series such as, Chamberfest Cleveland, Ravinia Festival Steans Music Institute, Chamber Music Society of Fort Worth, Jupiter Chamber Players, Moritzburg Festival, Dimitria Festival. He made his debut performance with the Kansas City Symphony Orchestra. He has also appeared as a soloist with the Athens Symphony Orchestra, the Thessaloniki State Symphony Orchestra and the Kenneth Square Symphony Orchestra. He continues to give chamber music recitals in major cities in Germany, Russia, Greece, Taiwan, Korea, Hong-Kong. A 2017 graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Petrin is a scholarship recipient and fellow of the Onassis Foundation and currently studies at the New England Conservatory under the tutelage of cellist Laurence Lesser.
Born in Shanghai, Wang Jie has emerged as one of the most evocative musical voices of her generation. Ranging from elegant to campy, one day she spins a few notes into large music forms, the next she calls Zodiac animals to the opera stage – a rare trait in today’s composers. Her music have been commissioned and/or performed by New York City Opera, American Composers Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, The Minnesota Orchestra, Fort Worth Opera, Music-Theatre Group, ICE, Curtis Symphony Orchestra, Continuum, among others; during festivals such as MoMA’s Summer-Garden, Aspen Music Festival, Banff Summer Music Festival, Beijing New Music Festival; holding honors from the Koussevitzky Foundation, ASCAP, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Opera America, among others. She is alumna of Manhattan School of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music with principle teachers such as Richard Danielpour and Nils Vigeland. The New York Times describes her music as “Clear, lucid and evocative” and claims, “She is certainly an artist to watch.” She and her husband Fred Child, host of Performance Today, live in New York City.
|Double Cabin Category||Per Person Before Discount||Deposit by November 1, 2017 & Each Save||Pay Final Balance by Check & Save||Price After Discount (Each)|
|C (Haydn Deck)||$4,999||-$500||-$100||$4,399|
|B (Strauss Deck)||$5,699||-$600||-$100||$4,999|
|A (Mozart Deck)||$6,399||-$600||-$100||$5,699|
|Suites French Balcony||$7,099||-$900||-$100||$6,099|
Single Travelers: C-Deck add only $800. For single cabins on other decks, add $1,350 excluding suites. Space for single travelers is limited.
Not included: Air travel, gratuities for ship staff, travel insurance and any of the items not mentioned in your itinerary. Port Taxes, charges, & fees, currently $199 are additional.
Savings – Alumni discounts apply for all previous MPR/APM Public Radio Custom Travel guests. If your deposit is made by November 1, 2017 and you make your final payment by check, you will receive the additional discounts.
Advanced, canceled or delaying sailing for cruises: Please note that cruise schedules and tour activities can be subject to change due to changes in water levels, port accessibility, weather, labor disputes or for any other reason whatsoever. The Owner and Operator of the cruise vessel may, at any time cancel, advance or postpone any scheduled tour and may, but is not obliged to, substitute another vessel or itinerary, and it shall not be liable for any loss whatsoever to passengers by reasons such as cancellation, advancement or postponement.
Special air rate – Is an economy class and allows for no deviations or upgrades. Seat assignments are subject to the discretion of the airline, specific requests cannot be guaranteed. Special air rate for this trip is $999 from Minneapolis, Chicago, or Atlanta.