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Music and New York City just seem to be synonymous with one another. This is because of Broadway, one of the most famous avenues in the world for musical performances. Many musicians have even gotten their start in New York City. That’s why I’m thrilled to share information on our 2011 music-themed trip to New York City, which takes place October 20 – 23.

This music-themed trip to New York City spotlights the best in music in the Big Apple, taking guests to some of the top venues in the city. The highlights are the performances at the Metropolitan Opera. Founded in the late 1800s, the opera company has been giving performances for over 100 years and has grown to become the largest classical music organization in North America. This New York City music itinerary includes two performances by the Metropolitan Opera.

If that isn’t enough, you can enjoy entertainment by one of the oldest symphonic companies in the world, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, which has been giving performances for over 150 years. Organized in 1842, the New York Philharmonic Orchestra has given over 14,000 live performances.

While there is a scheduled itinerary for this New York City music tour, guests have plenty of time to explore the Big Apple on their own, including a couple different days during the afternoon and meal times. This is a great time to visit New York City landmarks like Central Park, the American Museum of Natural History, the Metropolitan, and the Empire State Building. The tour includes three nights at the five-star Jumeirah Essex House, three live performances, one dinner, and one brunch.

See below for specific itinerary details:

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Today is your departure date! Upon arrival into New York, travelers will enjoy a relaxing private motor coach tour of the city, followed by checking into the Jumeirah Essex House, located across from Central Park. Tonight you may choose to explore the city on your own before enjoying a lecture by WFMT’s Carl Grapentine prior to performance of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. (Lorin Maazel conducts Strauss).

Friday, October 21, 2011

Today you may embark on your own adventure through the Big Apple, exploring the sights and sounds. In the evening, we’ll have a welcome dinner and lecture by Carl Grapentine, before boarding your private motor coach for your transfer to a performance at the New York Metropolitan Opera (Anna Bolena).

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Today is another day to enjoy the pleasures of New York City. In the evening, there will be a lecture by Carl Grapentine. Then, you will board your private motor coach for your transfer to an afternoon performance at the New York Metropolitan Opera (Barbiere di Siviglia).

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sadly, the trip is over. It’s time to check out of the hotel and board a private motor coach transfer to Gigino’s at Battery Park for our farewell brunch. Afterwards, your motor coach will transfer you to LaGuardia airport.

Does this itinerary sound interesting to you? Would you like to hear more about musical trips?