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Armchair Journeys

Armchair Journeys

One evening while listening to the Gewandhaus Orchestra online, I realized that we could help make your days a little brighter by presenting art discussions similar to what we do on our travel journeys. And because we are all sequestered, many musicians and teachers are now out of work due to canceled concerts and events.


So to give you something to do and to help artists during this unprecedented time, Artful Journeys has assembled some of our faculty to enliven your senses and help you through the barriers of isolation. Thanks to technology such as Zoom, we are able to bring these presentations into your home. 



-March 17 - May 5, 2023


Trip Description:

Vilma teaches  conversational Italian, with some grammar,  in sets of 8-week series.  We have already learned enough Italian that several of the students speak very well, even if a bit slowly.  Vilma, on the other hand, speaks molto veloce, and we understand most of her jokes.    We are now entering the twelfth series  of  Italian with Vilma.   There are still 3 requirements to participate in these classes:  1. you are willing to converse in Italian, no matter how rudimentary; 2.  you're not afraid of making mistakes; and 3.  you have a sense of humor!


Art in Paris with Sevan Melikyan

Art in Paris

February 12 - April 2, 2023

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Trip Description:

Sevan takes us through the famous museums in Paris from the comfort of our homes. We will cover the highlights of the Louvre, the Orsay and Rodin museums. Each is a feat of architecture in itself, but we will be diving into other architectural marvels filled with amazing art like the Palace of Versailles and the Palace of Chantilly. Sevan will walk us through Montmartre and the center of Paris to the Centre Pompidou. Join us for an aesthetically pleasing and wonderfully informative art tour of Paris! 

Trip Status: OPEN 

Passing the (musical) Baton


January 23 - April 3, 2023


Trip Description:

Joe Marchio will uncover the history of the conductor and explore its evolution. We will learn what conductors do up there with their hands, faces and baton, while also gaining insight into the composers and the music they conduct. 

Trip Status: OPEN 

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