We have officially arrived in Vienna for the beginning of our adventure. Both of our flights were smooth and we enjoyed a brief lay over in Paris. Quite a few of the students took advantage of the opportunity to stock up on some delicious macaroons. Yum!
Upon our arrival, our first stop was to visit the Zentralfriedhof Cemetery where famous composers, such as Beethoven, Brahms, and Schubert are buried. One of my favorite memories of the day was when the students bought flowers for the composer of their choice and laid them on their specific grave. Very touching musician moment.
We also finally met up with the students and families at the Musikschule Maragareten. We will be sharing a collaborative concert with these students tomorrow evening. We were welcomed with such warmth and hospitality. Here are some pictures of the two groups meeting each other for the first time tonight.
Stay tuned for more updates tomorrow!