After a full day through Vienna, the ensemble gathered up their belongings and made their way onto a night train that would drop them off at the water’s edge of the Grand Canal in Venice. The night train proved to be a memorable event with a whole car to themselves.
Visiting Tulln, Austria was a wonderful mixture of music, food, and games. The ensemble was warmly greeted by the Mayor of Tulln, celebrating the fact that the ensemble hailed from California and housed a very famous Austrian. The concert proceeded their weekly Sunday festival of food and music.
Students sat a little bit taller in the museum seats as they were informed that the very hall they were rehearsing in was also featured in the film Amadeus. Oh, and Mozart performed there as well. During the rehearsal, Julie Narducci couldn’t stop thinking that “Mozart may have sat in the very chair I’m in now! I cannot believe we are doing a concert in this place.”
Wind Ensemble heads to the Czech Republic for the first performance in Prague. They will be giving a concert at the Salesian Theatre on Thursday evening, June 29th.
The La Sierra University Wind Ensemble was invited by Maestro Massimiliano Messieri to participate in two invitation-only music festivals, The Forfest and Maskfest International New Music Festivals. The group will travel to the Czech Republic, Austria, and the Republic of San Marino, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, June 26 – July 10, 2017.