School of the Arts

Journey to New York City with the Raclin School of the Arts

Reservation deadline extended to January 22

Lincoln Center Lincoln Center, New York City - photo Krista Johanson

Don’t miss your opportunity to visit New York City with the School of the Arts! We have upgraded transportation for the March 4-8 trip from charter bus to air transportation at no additional cost, and extended the reservation deadline to January 22.

Travel with the alumni, students, faculty, and friends of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts on a four day trip to New York City in March. We’ll see a few sights, shop, and indulge in Broadway’s Tony Award winning Billy Elliot. Then on Sunday, March 7, we’ll join IU South Bend’s famed pianist Alexander Toradze at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall where he will perform with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

On March 4, 2010 we will travel by air from South Bend to New York City where we will stay at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in the heart of Times Square. During our stay we will have brunch at historic Sardi’s Restaurant, visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum, enjoy a trip to Broadway, and have free time to shop and see other venues around the city.

All of these activities lead up to the highlight of our trip on Sunday when Martin Endowed Professor in Piano Alexander Toradze appears with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Jurowski. The performance in the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall will include Shostakovich: Five Fragments; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major; and Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4 in C minor.

Alexander Toradze
Alexander Toradze

Packages for this trip range from $699-$1359 in price. The package includes: round trip air transportation from South Bend; four night stay at the Millennium Broadway Hotel; transportation to and from the Guggenheim Museum and Museum of Modern Art; mezzanine seating for Billy Elliot; second tier seating at Avery Fisher Hall for the concert; brunch at Sardi’s Restaurant, and all taxes, gratuities, and baggage handling. Reservations can be made through Signal Travel by calling 1-800-811-1522. A $200 deposit is due at the time of booking. All reservations and payments must be received by January 22, 2010.

Alexander Toradze is internationally recognized as a masterful virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition and appears continuously with the world’s leading orchestras. He founded the Toradze Piano Studio at IU South Bend where he instructs an international group of talented young pianists.