In March 2008, students from the Conservatory of Music participated in collaborative performances including instrumental and vocal recitals at two distinguished European conservatories in Berlin and Prague (New York University). Included was a backstage tour at the Berliner Ensemble and an emotional visit to a concentration camp which housed mostly musicians and artists in Terezin, Prague.
In 2006, students performed excerpts from Sondheim’s Assassins at Berlin's Technische Universitaet. Pacific students interacted with musical theatre students from area conservatories including a roundtable discussion of The Assassins and the differences between American and German training.
In 2007, students and faculty traveled to conservatories in Prague and Bratislava, performing excerpts from Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. Pacific students attended classes at the Prague Conservatory and a student recital in Bratislava. Slovak students also performed on a recital with Pacific students. The Pacific Flute Choir performed a world premiere by Conservatory professor Dr. Francois Rose.
Pictured above in Prague, Czech Republic.
Pictured above in Berlin, Germany at the Bertold Brecht statue.
In March 2009, the Conservatory is planning a music tour to Beijing and Hong Kong. Non-music students, alums and University faculty are welcome to join us. All tours have a performing arts focus including opera, film, drama and dance.
For more information, please contact Jim Haffner.