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The country of Austria is home to two of the most famed cities in classical music. Vienna was the home to famous composers like Mozart, Hadyn, Beethoven, Schubert and many more. The center of the Habsburg empire, Vienna contained wealthy patrons who could support the musical arts. Vienna also has the Wiener Musikverein concert hall and its Great Hall, which is considered to have some of the best acoustics in the world. School music groups will want to make sure to attend a concert, opera or performance during their stay.
Another popular music travel destination in Austria is the city of Salzburg. The famous musical “The Sound of Music” was set in the hills outside city. Salzburg was also the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, though he later moved to Vienna. Today, this city is site of the Salzburg Festival, one of the largest classical musical festivals in the world. Salzburg is also home to a number of other musical festivals and and events.
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I am writing to express my sincere thanks for your professionalism, accessibility and willingness
to problem-solve. As you know, we were scheduled to participate in our biannual music trip in
May of 2020. Little did we know that we would be dealing with a pandemic when we began our
planning! There is no question that we have been through challenging and unprecedented
times as a result. But, through it all, I have found Four Winds to be always accessible and hard
working to find a solution that is best for all concerned! It is clear to me that Four Wind’s …
--James M. Thomas, Department Chair of Fine & Performing Arts PK-12
Scituate High School Band Director, Biannual music trip in May of 2020, May 2020