Program 253a: Composer Sites in Europe; Portugal Beyond Lisbon; Eating Adventures
Release Date: 07-20-2013
See how attending a performance at one of Europe's great concert venues can add to your enjoyment of classical music. A guide from Portugal introduces us to some of the high points away from Lisbon. Also, travel writer Don George shares stories of life-changing food adventures around the world.
- Ben Curtis, tour guide and associate professor of political science at Seattle University
- Portugal tour guide Cristina Duarte, based in Lisbon
- Travel writer Don George, editor of "A Movable Feast"
- Ben Curtis has authored a book on how 19th century European composers influenced nation building in their home countries called, "Music Makes the Nation: Nationalist Composers and Nation Building in Nineteenth-Century Europe."
- Among the many venues for hearing music in Europe, Ben Curtis and Rick mention attending opera performances at La Scala in Milan, the Vienna State Opera, and Ben recommends the acoustics of Wigmore Hall in London for chamber music and singers.
- Don George writes a blog for the Adventure Collection, and edits the travel website for Geographic Expeditions.
- One of the authors mentioned in Don George's "A Moveable Feast" is Jim Benning, who is a co-founder of the World Hum travel website.
Lifted upon arrival
Among new faces
Ancient nations live
Pushing proud at the edges
Of our world worn maps.
— Will Phillips, Seattle
Alpen cattle graze
Dangling uniquely tuned bells
Wind chime on the hoof
— Randy Hamm, Bakersfield, California
The tattered suitcase
Of a weary traveler
Restoreth my soul
— J-David Hershberger, Boulder, Colorado