Kristian Alexander

 

 

TRAVEL

Here you will find a list of (mostly) music-related sites in cities around the world that I have enjoyed visiting on various occasions.

EUROPE

 

Austria

  • Vienna - Musikverein, Staatsoper, Hous der Musik, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Schloss Schonbrunn, Hofburg, Zentralfriedhof
  • Salzburg - Mozart Gerburtshaus, Grosses Festspielhaus

Germany

  • Munich - Münchner Philarmoniker, Bayerische Staatsoper, Residenz
  • Bayreuth - Festspielhause, Opera House, Altes Schloss Ermitage, Neues Schloss, Richard Wagner Museum, Franz Liszt Museum
  • Dresden - Semperoper, Carl Maria von Weber Museum, Albertinum, Pillnitz Castle, Zwinger, Residenzschloss, Frauenkirche 
  • Leipzig - Gewandhaus, Mendelssohn Haus, Thomaskirche, Bach Museum, Nikolaikirche
  • Weimar - Staatskapelle Weimar, Liszt house, Goethe house, Schiller house, Goethe-Schiller monument, Deutsches Nationaltheater, Goethe National Museum, Theaterplatz, Schloss Belvedere
  • Stuttgart - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, Staatsotchester Stuttgart, Internationale Bachakademie
  • Neuschwanstein Castle - King Ludwig II's tribute to Wagner
  • Nuremberg - Hans Sachs Platz, Hans Sachs Denkmal, Nuremberg philharmonic orchestra, Documentation Centre
  • Cologne - Cologne Cathedral, Ludwig Museum, WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, Rundfunkorchester Köln, Musica Antiqua Köln
  • Bonn - Beethoven'sGeburtshaus, Beethoven Monument, Bonn Minster, Kunstmuseum
  • Frankfurt - Alte Oper, Oper Frankfurt, Römer, Saint Bartolomew's Cathedral

France

  • Paris - Opéra National, Cité de la musique, Musée de la musique, Musée d'Orsay, Sainte-Chapelle, Louvre, Notre-Dame, Musée Rodin, Eiffel Tower, Arc de triomphe, Sacré Coeur, Panthéon, Montmartre, Montmartre, Espace Dali, Musée Picaso, St-Eustache, Montmartre cimetière, La Madeleine, Opéra Bastille, Palais Royal, Palais de Luxembourg, Musée d'art moderne, La Sorbone, Maison de Victor Hugo, Bibliothèque nationale, St. Sulpice, IRCAM-Centre Pompisou, Salle Gaveau
  • Versailles - Royal Chapel
  • Strasbourg - Opéra national de Rhin, Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Musée des beaux-arts, Notre Dame cathedral

Italy

  • Rome - Academia di Santa Cecilia, Academia Filarmonica Romana, Auditorium Parco della Musica, Auditorium Conciliazione, Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, Centro Storico, San Giovanni in Laterano, Pantheon, Galleria Borghese, Colosseo, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, Basiilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Villa Borghese, Fontana di Trevi, Musei Capitolini, Roman Forum, Teatro Colosseo, Galleria Nazionale d'Arte Moderna, Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia
    Vatican - St Peter's Basilica, La Pieta, Piazza San Pietro, Roman Necropolis, Baldacchino di San Pietro, Sistine Chapel, Vatican Museum Cathedra Petri, Vatican Grottoes, Vatican Treasury
  • Milano - Teatro alla Scala, Casa Toscanini, Auditorium di Milano, Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano, Chiesa di San Maurizio, Duomo, The Last Supper, Basilica di S. Ambrogio, Santa Maria Presso di San Satiro, Cimitero Monumentale, Santa Maria delle Grazie, Biblioteca Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, Museo d'Arte Antica, Museo del Novecento, Palazzo Reale, Conservatorio di Musica Giuseppe Verdi, Museum of musical instruments
  • Florence - David, Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, Opera at St Mark's Anglican Church, Museo di San Marco, Campanile di Giotto, Santa Maria del Fiore, Palazzo Vecchio, Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana, Museo Galileo, Leonardo da Vinci Museum, 
  • Venezia - Musica a Palazzo, Museo della Musica, St. Mary of the Friars, Palazzo Ducale, Basilica di San Marco, Teatro La Fenice, Santi Giovanni e Paolo, Peggy Guggenheim collection, San Giorgio Maggiore, Santa Maria dei Miracoli, Campanile di San Marco, Torre dell'Orologio, Piazza San Marco, Santa Maria della Salute, Ca'Rezzonico, Dali Universe, 
  • Bologna - Museo Internazionale e Biblioteca della Musica, Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, Fontana del Nettuno, Santuario di Madonna di San Luca, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Museo d'Arte Moderna di Bologna
  • Verona - Arena di Verona, Villa in Canto Opera Lirica, Duomo, Arena Museo Opera 
  • Cremona - Collezione dei Violini di Palazzo Comunale, Cattedrale di Cremona e Torrazzo
  • Naples - Teatro di San Ravello’s Festival Musicale di Villa Rufolo, Neapolis Festival, Palazzo Reale
  • Pompei - Teatro Grande, Tempio di Apollo, Tempio d'Iside, Vesuvius 
  • Torino - Palazzo Madama, Palazzo Reale, Teatro Stabile Torino, Residences of the Royal House of Savoy
  • Pisa - Piazza dei Miracoli, Duomo, La Torre, Baptistry of St John, Camposanto, Cathedral of St. Ranieri

Switzerland

  • Geneva - Grand Theatre, Victoria Hall, Patek Philippe Museum, Cathedrale de St-Pierre, Rose garden, Jet d'eau, Lake Geneva, Mont Saleve
  • Zürich - Tonhalle, Opera House, Old town
  • Bern - Kunstmuseum, Einsteinhaus, Old Town 
  • Lugano - Teatro LAC, Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
  • Lausanne - Opera
  • St Moritz - Grabünden Festival, Snow and Symphony, Corviglia, Corvatsch, Diavolezza.

United Kingdom

  • London - London Symphony Orchestra, Royal Opera House, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, British Museum, Buckingham Museum, London Musical Arts Orchestra, British National Gallery
  • Cardiff - Cardiff Music Festival, Walse Millennium Centre
  • Stonehenge - a mystery, still...
  • Victoria - Windsor Castle
  • Liverpool - Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The Beatles

The Netherlands

  • Amsterdam - Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Concertgebouw, Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Rijksmuseum, Rembrandthuis, Hermitage, Royal Palace, National Monument, Sheepvaarthuis
  • Rotterdam - Rotterdam Philharmonic, Piet Blom's Kubuswoningen
  • The HagueThe Escher Museum, The Peace Palace

Luxembourg

  • Luxembourg - Philharmonie, Notre Dame Cathedral, Grand Ducal Palace, Gëlle Fra

Liechtenstein

  • Valduz - Castle, Kunstmuseum

Monaco

  • Monte Carlo - Opera, Palais, Cathedrale, Exotic Garden, St. Nicholas Cathedral

Spain

  • Madrid - Teatro Real, Templo de Debod, Museo Ncional del Prado, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Royal Palace   
  • Barcelona - Palau de la musica Orfeo Catalana, Teatro Liceu, Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, Palau Guell  
  • Sevilla - Royal Seville symphony orchestra, Nights in the gardens of the real Alcázar festival, Seville cathedral, Museum of fine arts 
  • Malaga - Malaga Philharmonic orchestra, Museo Picasso, Museo interactivo de la musica
  • Figueres - Teatre-Museum Salvatore Dalî
  • Montserrat Abbey

Turkey

  • Istanbul - Istanbul Symphony Orchestra, Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Presidential Symphony Orchestra, Kariye Museum, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Rustem Pasha Mosque, Topkapi Palace

Hungary

  • Budapest - Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Liszt Academy, Liszt Memorial Museum, Bartok Memorial House, Museum of Music history, Zoltan Kodaly Archive and Museum, St. Stephen's Basilica

Czech Republic

  • Prague - Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, State opera, Czech museum of music, Dvorak museum, Old Town, Lobkowicz Palace, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Prague castle, Frank Gehry's "Fred and Gingr" house, Franz Kafka museum

Romania

  • Bucharest - Bucharest National Opera House, George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bucharest Symphony Orchestra, Romanian Athenaeum

Bulgaria

  • Sofia - Bulgaria Hall, Sofia State Philharmonic, National Opera and Ballet, Naitonal Radio orchestra, National Theatre, National Art Gallery, Alexander Nevsky Church, Saint Nikolas Russian Church, National Library
  • Plovdiv - Plovdiv Opera and philharmonic society, Roman Theatre
  • Burgas - Burgas State Philharmonic
  • Varna - Varna State Philharmonic, Archeological Museum
  • Ruse - Rousse State Philharmonics
  • Nessebar - vairous archeological sites related to Thracian, Greek, and Roman music and culture

 

AMERICAS

 

United States of America

  • New York, NY - Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, The Julliard Music School, Lincoln Centre, Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonics, New York City Opera, Metropolitan Museum of art, Central Park, The Cloisters, St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York City Ballet, Rockefeller Centre, Museum of modern arts, Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Chrysler building, Empire State Building, Guggenheim Museum, Nicholas Roerich Museum
  • Philadelphia, PA - Philadelphia Orchestra, Kimmel Centre for the Performing Arts, Curtis Institute, Opera company of Philadelphia, Philadelphia museum of art, Masonic temple, Independence Naitonal Historic Park, Independence Hall, Penn Museum, Pensylvania Academy of the fine arts, National Constitution Centre, Liberty Bell Centre, Franklin Institute, Franklin Memorial, Rodin Museum, Rittenhouse Square, Congress Hall, City Hall, Academy of Music, Edgar Allan Poe National Historic site, National Liberty Museum, Mann Centre for the Performing Arts, Franklin's grave, Declaration house
  • Boston, MA - Boston Symphony Orchestra, Museum of fine arts, JF Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library, Opera House, Symphony Hall,The Institute of Contemporary Arts, New England Conservatory, Boston Centre for the arts, Boston Philharmonic, Harvard
  • San Francisco, CA - San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Palace of fine arts, San Francisco Ballet,Golden Gate bridge, Museum of modern art, Morrison Planetarium, Camera Obscura
  • Los Angeles, CA - LA Symphony, Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA Opera, Grifith Observatory, Universal Studios, Hollywood, Pantages Theatre, Paramount Studios, Hollywood Bowl, Music Centre for the Performing Arts, Kodak Theatre, Nokia Theatre, Museum of Contemporary Art, Orpheum Theatr
  • Washington, DC - National Symphony Orchestra, Smithsonian National Museum, National Gallery of Art, Roosevelt Memorial, Library of congress, Jefferson Memorial, Washington National Cathedral, National Air and Space Museum, JF Kennedy Centre for the performing arts, Lincoln Memorial, Ford's Museum, American Art Museum, The Phillips Collection, Dumbarton Oaks, Capitol Hill, Washington Monument, House of the Temple, White House, Lincoln's Cottage, National Geographics Museum
  • Chicago, IL - Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Cultural Centre, Ravinia Festival,Tribune Tower, Adler Planetarium, Museum of Contemporary Art, St James Cathedral, Museum of holography
  • Buffalo, NY - Buffalo Philharmonic, Shea's Performing Arts Centre, Kleinhaus Music Hall
  • Rochester, NY - Eastman Theatre, Eastman School of Music, Rochester Philharmonic
  • Seattle, CA - Seattle Symphony, Seattle Opera, Benaroya Hall, Museum of flight, Asian Arts Museum
  • Santa Cruz, CA - Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
  • Miami and Miami Beach, FL - New World Symphony, Gusman Centre for the Performing Arts, Florida Grand Opera, Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Conservatory of Music, The Walters Art Museum, National Aquarium, Edgar Allan Poe's house
  • Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Symphony
  • Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra, Sandia Peak, Rainbow Ryders, Old Town, Meteorite museum
  • Aspen, CO - Aspen Music Festival, Theatre Aspen, Snowmass, Highlands
  • Las Vegas, NV - Grand canyon, Red rock canyon

Canada

  • Montréal, QC - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre Metropolitain, Basilique Notre-Dame, Vieux Montréal, Mount Royal, Musée des beaux-arts, Musée d'art contemporain, Oratoire St. Joseph, Place des arts, Biodome, Biosphere
  • Québec, QC - L'Orchestre symphonique de Québec, Opéra de Québec, Vieux Québec, Musée de la civilisation, Musée national des beaux arts
  • Toronto, ON - Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Opera Company, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, National Ballet of Canada, Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music, CBC Glenn Gould Studio, Massey Hall, Roy Thompson Hall, Four Season Centre for the performing arts, Toronto Music Garden, Sony Centre, St Lawrence Centre for the performing arts, The Carlu, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto Islands, CN Tower, Distillery District, Edwards Garden, Casa Loma, Toronto Centre for the arts, Old City Hall, St James Cathedral, St Michael's Cathedral, Metropolitan United Church
  • Ottawa, ON - National Arts Centre Orchestra, National Gallery, Parliament Hill, Canada Aviation and Space Museum, Canadian Museum of Nature
  • Niagara Falls, ON - Niagara falls, Butterfly Conservatory, Botanical Gardens
  • Niagara-on-the-lake, ON - Music Niagara, Shaw festival, Caroline Cellars, Inniskillin Wines, Jackson-Triggs Estate
  • Windsor, ON - Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Canadian Club Centre
  • Stratford, ON - Stratford Shakespeare festival
  • Oakville, ON - Oakville Centre or the performing arts
  • Mississauga, ON - Living Arts Centre
  • Cambridge, ON - Skywards Balloons
  • Vaughan, ON - Magnotta Wines
  • Markham, ON - Kindred Spirits Orchestra
  • Napanee, ON - Canadian Piano Museum
  • Kingston, ON - Grand Theatre
  • London, ON - Orchestra London
  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON - Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, St. Jacobs Village
  • Vancouver, BC - Vancouver Centre for the Performing Arts, Museum of anthropology, Vacnouver Symphony Orchestra
  • Whistler, BC - Olympic Plaza concert series, Blackcomb mountain

Mexico 

  • Cancun - El Meco
  • Chichen Itza - Kukulcan Pyramid, El Castillo, El Chichanchob

Argentina

  • Buenos Aires - Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, Museo de Arte Latinoamericano(MALBA), Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA), Catedral Metropolitana, El Ateneo, Palazzo Barolo

Brazil

  • Rio de Janeiro - Teatro Municipal, Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Corcovado, Petropolis, Foresta da Tijuca

Uruguay

  • Montevideo - Teatro Solis, Catedral Matriz, Palacio Taranco

Peru

  • Machu Picchu - the Citadel, Gate of the Sun, Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Three Windows, Temple of Condor, Roca Sagrada, Moon Temple, Intihuatana Stone, Inca Bridge
  • Lima - Cathedral of Lima, Iglesia de San Francisco, Miraflores, Iglesia de San Pedro, Plaza de Armas, San Isidro
  • Nazca - Nazca geoglyphs (lines)
  • Cusco - Saksaywaman, Cathedral of Santo Domingo, Plaza de Armas, Inca Museum
  • Písac- Inca ruins
  • Ollantaytambo - Temple, Patacanca Valley, Inca Quarries
  • Aguas Calientes

Chile

  • Santiago - Museum of pre-Columbian arts, Catedral Metropolitana, Teatro Municipal, La Moneda, Concha y Toro Winery
  • Easter Island - Ahu Tongariki, Rano Raraku, Rano Kau, Rapa Nui National Park, Orongo, Ahu Tahai, Ahu AkiviPuna Pau, Toki Music School

AFRICA 

 

Egypt

  • Cairo - Royal Opera Hall, Cairo Symphony, Cairo Opera, Gizah pyramids,Dahshur pyramids (bent and red), Egyptian museum, Mohamed Ali Mosque, Solar boat museum, Memphis, Hanging church
  • Luxor - Temple of Karnak, Temple of Medinat Habu, Luxor Temple, Valley of the craftsman, Temple of Hatshepsut, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the nobles, Tomb of Ramses VI, Luxor Museum, Avenue of Sphinxes, Ramesseum, Tomb of King Tutankhamun, Temple of Montu, Colossi of Memnon, Temple of Merenptah
  • Alexandria - Alexandria Opera House, Bibliotheca Alexandrina and museums, Mosque of Abu al-Abbas al-Mursi, Catacombs, Pompey's Pillar
  • Abydos - Abydos Temple
  • Kom Ombo - Kom Ombo Temple
  • Aswan - Syenite quarries, Nubian Museum
  • Abu Simbel - Abu Simbel Temples
  • Memphis - Djoser step pyramid, Teti pyramid, Temple of Ptah, Temple of Ramses II, the colossus of Ramses II

Morocco

  • Tangier - Museum of Moroccan Arts

 

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