Rick's Video of the Month: February 2013
Rick's Symphonic Journey
Our newest special is premiering now on public television stations across the USA.
Rick Steves Europe: A Symphonic Journey is an hour-long concert and video special. Rick teams up with his "hometown" Cascade Symphony Orchestra on a musical tour that starts in the USA, then touches down in seven different European countries. For each stop, Rick paints the cultural context of Nationalism and Romanticism in words, then the orchestra plays stirring 19th-century anthems — Strauss in Austria, Wagner in Germany, Smetana in the Czech Republic, Verdi in Italy, Elgar in England, Grieg in Norway, Berlioz in France, and a Beethoven grand finale (each accompanied by glorious video footage). This music makes Europeans remember their struggles and aspirations for freedom. It inspires and empowers people in their personal lives to be more creative, emotional, and fulfilled. And — since music is an international language — it cuts across borders and joins people together, expressing the universal longing to be free. Here's a 30-second preview.
Watch the hour-long special: Check your local public television listings — or buy Rick's Symphonic Journey DVD + CD set.
Catch more clips from Rick's TV shows, interviews, lectures — even his "phone movies" — on the Rick Steves YouTube Channel