Dresden, the enchanting city on the River Elbe, has long been a center of exceptional music. Home to superb musical ensembles, world-renowned opera, numerous music festivals and prestigious music academies, Dresden has drawn music lovers for centuries. You may have even heard of a few…like Handel, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Wagner, Schumann and Strauss. With its abundant roster of concerts and events, Dresden offers an embarrassment of musical riches.
Summer in New York brings one of the city’s finest cultural delights – Shakespeare in the Park. Every summer, two new stagings of Shakespeare’s plays (or occasionally other works) are presented in an amphitheater in the heart of Central Park…completely free of charge! Gathering with 1900 people to savor great theater under a canopy of stars is a magical experience.
New York’s Guggenheim Museum holds one of the nation’s finest collections of modern and contemporary art. But more famous than the artworks is the collection’s home – Frank Lloyd Wright’s novel architectural landmark. A visit to “the Guggenheim” allows one to explore its distinctive collection and structure, as well as superb exhibitions.
The Cloisters is one of New York’s great cultural treasures. The museum, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, is devoted to the art of medieval Europe, which is showcased within genuine medieval architecture. Given the museum’s upper Manhattan location, it is often ignored by visitors and New Yorkers. But transportation to the museum is relatively convenient, and the astounding beauty of the artworks and their setting (as well as the lovely park surroundings) make the Cloisters one of New York’s most remarkable museums.
New York City offers some of the world’s finest performances, and the city’s cultural epicenter is Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Home to eleven arts organizations presenting music, dance, opera, drama, and film, the campus showcases some of the world’s most celebrated companies and artists. Given the superb quality of its performances, Lincoln Center is the nation’s preeminent destination for performing arts.