New York City offers a trove of art, music, and drama. Our cultural outings help students understand exhibits and performances in light of the history and ideas that inspired them.
Listen to the reconstructed Old English performance of the medieval epic Beowulf followed by dinner and a discussion on the effects of oral tradition.
Dinner with discussion on the power of music as a medium for transcendence followed by the performance of selections of Arvo Pärt’s stirring compositions.
Visit to contemporary art gallery in Chelsea followed by conversation on the social nature and impact of architecture.
Verdi's Luisa Miller at the Metropolitan Opera, preceded by dinner and conversation on the history of Opera
A performance of Schubert and Prokofiev in Carnegie Hall, with the option of attending the orchestra’s dress rehearsal.
A discussion of grief and sorrow over dinner, followed by a performance of the Tallis Lamentations by the New York Polyphony.
A discussion on the moral authority of nature followed by the the performance of the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall.
Discussion of Renaissance polyphony over dinner followed by the Tallis Scholars’ performance in the Church of St. Mary the Virgin.
Verdi's Requiem at The Metropolitan Opera preceded by dinner at Verdi Square and a discussion on the relationship between secular composers and religious music.
Tour of "Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer," at The Metropolitan Museum of Art followed by dinner and discussion of the exhibit.
Performance at The Metropolitan Opera followed by dinner and discussion of the controversial finale.