- My highlights were standing in Vienna's Central Cemetery knowing that the greatest composers were around me.
Mary Jane Butera, New Orleans, LAIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-10-05T10:11:07-07:00
Mary Jane Butera, New Orleans, LAThe trip was geared to reach people with a broad range of music interests, knowledge, and abilities. I learned much more than expected.
Paula Boyd, Hagerstown, MDIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-10-05T10:11:28-07:00
Paula Boyd, Hagerstown, MDI felt like Dr. Nelson's enthusiasm for his material motivated me to learn. He knows copious amounts of information about these cities and their music. He was easy to talk to and excited to share his knowledge.
Jeni Garlich, Columbia, MOIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-09-25T08:45:38-07:00
Jeni Garlich, Columbia, MOThe tour really had everything-food for the brain, the soul, the spirit, the ear, the eye, and one's tummy, too.
Thelma Roberts, Scarborough, NYIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-09-25T08:47:14-07:00
Thelma Roberts, Scarborough, NYThe organization of the program was outstanding. I was so impressed with the effective planning. I was very pleased with the site locations. The cities were a perfect choice.
Amber Williams, New Orleans, LAIn Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel2020-10-05T10:08:54-07:00
Amber Williams, New Orleans, LA00In Mozart's Footsteps - Uncommon Musical Travel
Composers’ Historical Sites
- The New Year’s Concert in Vienna
- “Invitation to the Dance” – The Opening Concerts of the Greensboro Symphony’s 2013-14 Season
- Dr. Nelson’s Books
- History of the Salzburg Festival 5, the maturation of the festival from the end of World War II to today
- History of the Salzburg Festival 4: Leadership of Franz Rehrl
- December 2015
- September 2013
- July 2013
- January 2013
- December 2012
- November 2012
- October 2012
- September 2012
- August 2012
- July 2012
- May 2012
- April 2012
- March 2012
- February 2012
- January 2012
- December 2011
- November 2011
- October 2011
- September 2011
- August 2011
- April 2011
- February 2011
- January 2011
- December 2010
- November 2010
- October 2010
- August 2010
Category Archives: Trip Blogs
All trips must come to an end. On Sunday, the group’s ninth day in Europe and my fourteenth, we flew home.
Overlooking Prague is the Prague Castle, and the center of the castle is St. Vitus Cathedral. We started our last full day of the trip with a guided tour of the Cathedral and several other historic building of the castle. … Continue reading
Antonin Dvorak is the best-known Czech composer. We started our Friday in Prague at the Dvorak Museum with a guest lecture by Dr. David Beveridge, a Dvorak scholar and a longtime friend of mine. The museum had been undergoing some … Continue reading
Thursday morning was spent on our chartered bus for the four-hour trip to Prague. About halfway there, it started snowing and pretty soon there were a couple of inches on the ground. Fortunately the snow stopped by the time we … Continue reading
Wednesday in Vienna, our last full day here, started with historic instruments and ended with a performance by a wonderful orchestra. The Collection of Ancient Musical Instruments is a large museum of instruments from Antiquity to Today. The strength of … Continue reading
I led the students on my favorite part of the trip itinerary on Tuesday in Vienna. We take public transportation to the northernmost district of the city, right on the edge of the Vienna Woods. The village of Heiligenstadt is … Continue reading
Monday in Vienna started with one of the most moving things I can imagine doing: visiting the graves of the great composers. In the Central Cemetery, one can stand in front of the final resting places of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, … Continue reading
The first full day of the UNCG trip had two performances. I usually don’t like scheduling two musical events in a day, but the opportunity was there, so we took it! Our morning started in the Imperial Chapel to hear … Continue reading
Today, at 11:10am, twenty excited UNCG students (plus a faculty member and his wife) arrived in the Vienna Airport for the start of eight fun and musical days in Vienna. Of course, after three flights and little sleep, they looked … Continue reading
Today was the final day for me to get everything done before the students arrived: getting Euros to give to them when they arrive, finding a restaurant in Grinzing for a lunch, picking up tickets for the Vienna Boys Choir, … Continue reading
Back to the top.