Italy 2008 - Waterford String Orchestra Tour
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n order to gain true understanding of the history of Western Music, students will experience first hand the lives of the great classical masters by visiting their birthplaces, homes and cities of creativity. Students will not only gain biographical understanding by seeing the original buildings, streets, manuscripts and instruments, but will gain insight on cultural and historical background through research, discussion, guides, museums, and music.They will enjoy a multifaceted experience of Classical Music by playing the compositions themselves, seeing where the composers lived and worked and by attending concerts in halls and cities where the composers themselves performed. Students will give performances throughout Italy.