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New York & Boston - School Music Tour

 

From musical to classical, rock and roll to electronica, jazz and blues to world music, the Big Apple has it all. Visit Boston for a taste of the musical variety that New England has to offer.

  • New York & Boston school music tour
  • The infamous skyline
  • Soak up the atmosphere
  • Bright lights, big city
  • Fenway Stadium, Boston

Bright lights, big cities

Could there be a more appropriate destination for a music tour than New York City, the city where some of the most prestigious musical training takes place and musicals become international sensations or flop in a matter of days?

Inspire your students with a tour of Juilliard School of Music and the Lincoln Centre, just next door, where many of Juilliard’s alumni have received standing ovations for their heart-stopping performances. Take your students on a tour of one of the world’s most impressive and famous concert venues, the Carnegie Hall, where Lang Lang first became internationally renowned. For a slightly different atmosphere go on a Radio City Hall Stage Door tour, where theatre and music lovers can learn about the genesis of Radio City and the legendary Rockettes. Combine a Broadway Show with a Broadway Rehearsal Workshop, taught by Broadway performers from the show your group will see during your visit (or another musical of your choice).

The workshop recreates a real Broadway rehearsal so your students will get to experience the hard work that goes into a life of show-business. For a more sombre excursion, visit Strawberry Fields in Central Park, the memorial to John Lennon who was tragically shot nearby. There’s so much to do and so much on offer that you will only just have time to perform and rehearse for your concerts, for which we can offer some truly exciting venues such as the United Nations Building and St. Paul’s Memorial Chapel on Staten Island.

There’s a performance venue to suit all levels, abilities and groups, whether you’re an orchestra, choir or band and we will make sure that you have the right level of support to make your tour as stress-free, enjoyable and as exciting as possible. New York is always popular but no more so than for the real music enthusiasts among you!

 

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Day 1

  • Arrive New York
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning City tour
  • Afternoon tour of Radio City
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 3

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning rehearsal
  • Lunchtime recital at The Grace Church
  • Afternoon tour of the Lincoln Centre
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 4

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning Broadway Workshop with Broadway star
  • Afternoon Up-town shopping, central park and strawberry fields
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Broadway show

Day 5

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Staten Island Ferry to see Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and to perform concert in St. Paul’s Memorial Church
  • Afternoon tour of Carnegie Hall
  • Dinner at hotel
  • Concert at Carnegie Hall

Day 6

  • Breakfast at hotel
  • Morning rehearsal
  • Lunchtime recital at the United Nations Building
  • Afternoon free time to shop or see other landmark destinations such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art/the Guggenheim Mueseum/Moma
  • Dinner at hotel

Day 7

  • Breakfast at hotel
Juilliard School of Music

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Tour of the Juilliard School of Music

The Juilliard School is the world’s elite centre for performing arts, and is probably most renowned for its school of music. Every year thousands and thousands of potential stars compete to win a place at Juilliard and only a handful are selected to train at the highest level. A tour of the Juilliard School of Music will show your students how far their talents can be pushed and will inspire them towards higher achievement. It is a prestigious institution so tours can be tricky to organise, but if you feel this is something that would really benefit your group then please get in touch.


Lincoln Centre

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Tour of the Lincoln Centre

The Lincoln Centre is a monument to the cultural redevelopment programme that took place in New York during the 1950s and 1960s. Seventeen blocks of tenement buildings were razed to the ground to make way for Robert Moses’s plan of urban renewal. It covers an incredible plot size of around 16 acres and is host to some of the most prestigious opera and ballet companies in the world. Many students of the Juilliard School have had the privilege of performing their after graduation to huge standing ovations. Each tour of the Lincoln Centre is different; you might get to sit in on a rehearsal, walk out onto the stage, or even meet a star!


Carnegie Hall USA

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Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall was commissioned by Andrew Carnegie, a Scottish philanthropist who spent the first half of his life making as much money as he could in order to give away as much as he could before he died in 1919. It is probably the world’s most prestigious concert venue, holding around 200 concerts each session. It has acted both to confirm a performer’s greatness and to bring them into the limelight. In April 1961, Judy Garland’s live performance (which was also recorded) was dubbed “the greatest night in show business history.” So, take a tour and walk in the steps of some of recent history’s most notable performance artists.


Radio City

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Radio City Hall Stage Door Tour

At the time of its opening, Radio City was the biggest cinema in the world with a capacity for over 6,000 people. It is part of the enormous Rockefeller centre, which covers an enormous area in Midtown Manhattan. The Great Stage, which was designed by Peter Clark, measures 66.5 feet deep and 144 feet wide, and resembles the setting sun. Its lift system was so advanced that the U.S. navy used it when constructing its aircraft carriers for World War II. Supposedly, during the war, government agents guarded the basement of the building in order to guarantee the Navy's technological advantage. In a tour you will explore more of the secrets of the Great Stage, the amazing art deco interiors and production areas, see the vast Radio City art collection, get a look at the Celebrity Signed guest book and even meet one of the world-famous Rockettes!


Broadway

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Broadway Workshop

Step right into the footsteps of Broadway legends with this 90 minute workshop taught by Broadway performers from the show your groups will see during its visit to New York. The workshop recreates a true Broadway rehearsal with students learning the choreography, staging and music directly from the Broadway production of your choice. What better introduction to the world of Broadway could there possible be; whether you’re beginners or a more technically advanced group, the Broadway workshop will intrigue, excite and inspire.


Boston

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Boston

Only 4 hours north of the Big Apple and therefore easily combined with a trip to New York, Boston provides groups with a culturally exuberant programme with a host of things to see and do. It’s an academic and cultural hub with something for everyone to enjoy and all groups to experience. Generally acknowledged as the capital of New England, Boston sits on the beautiful banks of the Charles River and is the biggest city in Massachusetts with a vibrant mix of history, culture, business, sports and of course, academia. Home to Harvard University, the beginnings of the American War of Independence and Boston Cream Pies, your students will be fully entertained in this, one of the U.S.A.'s most popular cities.


Fenway Park Stadium

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Fenway Park Stadium

Go and see the famous Boston Red Sox stadium, the oldest Major League baseball park in the country. You can take a tour, which will lead you behind the scenes, sit in the oldest seats in baseball, and have your picture taken with one of the Baseball greats, Ted Williams (but don’t be too excited, it’s just a statue).


MIT Museum

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MIT Museum

Robots, holography, MIT lore, science, and cutting-edge exhibitions, blending art, technology and innovation draw visitors from around the world to the MIT Museum at one of the world's premiere universities. No dusty academic enclave, this science and technology museum bursts with creative energy that brings the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's world-renowned research, invention and emerging technologies to life. So, for any budding scientists amongst you this will be a real treat.


Harvard Un

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Guided Historical Tour of Harvard University

New England has the highest density of universities than anywhere else in the states, with at least 3 ivy-league universities lying in its boundaries. Leaders, both of the United States and of countries around the world develop their academic abilities, political ideas and ambitions within many of these universities' walls. So, book in advance and you and your group can enjoy a tour of one of the world's most famous universities, perhaps inspiring your students to reach for even greater academic heights. Whatever the intention, the one hour tour of Harvard is led by current students at the university and will give you information both about its history and the modern day student's unique experience of studying there.


USS Constitution

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USS Constitution and Museum

The USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat and your groups will have the opportunity to learn more about why it was built, when it was used and how it has survived for such a long period at Boston's museum, dedicated to educating people worldwide about the boat that came to be nicknamed, 'Old Ironsides.'


Paul Reveres House

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Paul Revere's House

Paul Revere, a legend throughout the United States was a goldsmith, a political activist and one of history's most important messengers. At 10pm on April 18th 1775, Revere was sent by a certain Dr. Joseph Warren to Lexington to deliver the news to Samuel Adams and John Hancock, that British troops were on their way to arrest them. This was the beginning of the American War of Independence, which after eight years the Americans won. Go and see the former home of the respected Mr Revere and discover more about what it was like to live in C.18th America. He was the oldest surviving son of a possible 12 children and went on to have 16 children with two different wives. If you're studying the American War of Independence and Revolution then this is a perfect trip for your groups and a visit to the website will reveal some interesting resources for you teachers. Combined with a Freedom Trail tour, the Paul Revere House excursion will visually, geographically and dramatically open up that period of American history for you.



  •   Subjects: 
  • General Studies,
  • History,
  • Music
  •   Destinations: 
  • North America,
  •   Destinations: 
  • USA

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