Music in the Baltics with UBC's Nancy Hermiston
Enjoy a relaxed pace as we explore the three gorgeous cities. Vilnius is a Baroque beauty with a labyrinth of cobbled streets and a vibrant contemporary art scene. Riga is a delightful combination of flamboyant art nouveau and Gothic churches. Tallinn is splendidly photogenic; the walled city looks over the Baltic Sea and its medieval streets are lined with gabled merchants’ houses, churches, and classical buildings. We’ll spend one night in the countryside at an elegant country manor.
In each city we’ll have walking tours, visits to palaces and galleries, performances, and opportunities to learn about the rich history of music in the region. Nancy’s presentations add exclusive insights to the performances, composers, and musical history of the Baltics.
Hidden from most travellers for many years, these enchanting cities are amazingly different one from the other and each offers an altogether delightful surprise.
Performance Details to Date:
April 27, Vilnius: Ballet Triptych – an evening of one-act ballets
May 2, Riga: Balsis Choir Rehearsal
May 5, Tallinn: Estonian National Opera “La Traviata”
Please check in with us regularly for updates on the performance schedule. We expect to confirm performance details by September, 2018. Pending concert schedules, the dates of this tour may vary by a day or two. Please check with us before making any travel arrangements.
Itinerary at a Glance
Day 2: The Baroque city palaces and the ‘Gates of Dawn’
Day 3: A wealth of architecture in historical Kanaus
Day 4: The Hill of Crosses, the splendid palace of Rundāle
Day 5: Riga’s medieval streets; Gothic and Baroque churches
Day 6: Day at leisure in Riga
Day 7: Seaside villages outside of Riga
Day 8: Latvia's countryside and Malpils Manor
Day 9: Drive to Tallinn, stopping to visit seaside towns along the way
Day 10: Tallinn's Old Town
Day 11: The Russian Orthodox Cathedral, farewell dinner
Day 12: Depart Tallinn
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