If you’re the type of traveler that craves culture then you don’t want miss out on a new music experience. Here are some tips to help you enjoy music on the move.
1. One of the most exciting moments when traveling is exploring the city around you. And in a place abundant with street performers your first step is to simply take a stroll–you never know what you’re going to hear.
2. Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a delicious meal with a live band in the background? Whenever you decide to eat out, be sure to patronize restaurants that support live music.
3. If you’re one for a more formal environment, the Opera is the perfect place for mellifluous compositions as everything is crafted down to the note, creating an unforgettable experience.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for a few music recommendations provided by the locals you meet. You never know, they may expose you to your new favorite genre of music!
5. There is nothing quite like a good music festival. With amazing venues and bands, see if any festivals are playing somewhere near you during your travels.
1. If you’re in a larger city, check with Time Out to find a listing of live music events while you’re in town.
2. If there happens to be a local college nearby, check their student performance calendar. It’s nice to enjoy up and coming musical talent. Think Julliard, The Colburn School, or Curtis Institute of Music. There are so many wonderful schools they can’t possibly all be listed here. But with some legwork, you’ll easily find an amazing opportunity to hear innovative musicians play.
3. Does the smaller town you’re visiting have a local chamber orchestra? If so, it’s likely they have innovative programming. This could be a chance to hear some pieces that aren’t traditionally played.
4. Speaking of a chamber atmosphere, how about seeking a local choir group? For instance, if you’re traveling to Austin, Texas experiencing a concert filled with voices of Conspirare will take your breath away! And choirs aren’t unique to the Lonestar state, take some time to find one near your travels.
5. Check the local philharmonic schedule. Many times there are special seasonal and holiday events that are very fun to attend.
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