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Dress code at German classical concert

I would say that the dresscode depends more on the type of venue than the type of concert. At least I would dress differently if I go to a classical concert in a concert hall than I would do if I go ...
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Where to practice violin 5 hours every day in Paris?

Rent a (Solo) Music Studio Since you mention the need to be alone, a dedicated music studio comes to mind. A quick google search revealed Studio Luna Rossa in the 13th Arrondissement and Maison de la ...
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Dress code at German classical concert

My husband and I regularly go to the Philharmonic in Düsseldorf and to the Oper am Rhein in Düsseldorf. At both venues it's not so fancy. Most of the older men would wear trousers, not jeans. And a ...
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What tools could help you plan a trip to attend concerts of major European symphonies?

With the exception of ticket prices, BachTrack does most of what you want. One can search by city, by hall, by orchestra, by composer, or by work (or any combination thereof), and find performances ...
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How to find the locations of Europe's largest pipe organs?

Several cathedral/church locations in Europe are listed here https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/latest/organs/, for example: Freiberg Cathedral in Germany Basilica of Valère in Sion, ...
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How to find the locations of Europe's largest pipe organs?

A number of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge have good organs and good organ scholars to play them. In consequence they have some very good organ performances, many of which ...
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Can I get a UK Standard Visitor Visa at the border?

It has never been possible to apply for a visa at the border. Previously, if you were a non-visa national, you could show up at the border and prove you fulfilled the requirements of the Entertainer ...
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Public pianos in the U.S

Public Pianos Worldwide Placing pianos in public spaces has become increasingly popular over the past years, to the point that it's hard to pinpoint who did it first and why. Arguably, the most well-...
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Student discount for Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

Having used student discounts at various theatres in Germany with a European student ID that did not even state "student" or an expiration date, I'd say your US student ID should be fine if it looks ...
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How to find the locations of Europe's largest pipe organs?

The Monastery/Palace of Mafra, Portugal is one of the largest of its kind in Europe and can have 6 organs playing at the same time. The six organs of the Basilica of the National Palace of Mafra ...
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Where to find traditional cuica in Rio de Janeiro?

There are a lot of musical instruments shops at Rua da Carioca, downtown. You can find a cuíca there. Also, downtown is certainly a destination for tourists, so he's probably going there anyway. For ...
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How to find the locations of Europe's largest pipe organs?

All main European cities have cathedrals and most of those use the main organs in the main services. Maybe not every Sunday but almost all of them will have them in use for the Easter and Christmas ...
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My friend is in Göttingen for the next few weeks; how can they enquire as to how/where to see and hear a pipe organ?

Here is a calendar, although it's a bit limited and nothing is near Gottingen https://bund-deutscher-orgelbaumeister.de/orgelkonzerte/ Here is what's happening in the local churches. https://...
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Can I get a UK Standard Visitor Visa at the border?

You may be able to perform on a Standard visitor visa (which you cannot get at the border), but there are strict guidelines on how and what. At page 3: The Visit (standard) route is open to: ● ...
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Can I get a UK Standard Visitor Visa at the border?

This UK Government page confirms that the Performer Visa is no longer available, and has been subsumed into the SVV. The same page also describes how to apply for the SVV via a link to another UK ...
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How does one make friends alone in Paris?

Given that you're a jazz pianist, one fun (and Paris-specific) way to make friends could be to play one of the many pianos available in public places. Those would be, e.g., all major train stations ...
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Can a musician missing their instrument at home visit music shops purely to play in-store, not to buy?

If you don't play "Stairway to Heaven", and you're good, you should be fine... Image from Wayne's World More seriously, if you play well (don't use it as a practice room!), and are friendly and ...
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What are the advantages of purchasing early-bird tickets for concerts in Vienna?

Since you will be travelling over Easter I would definitely buy tickets well in advance. Easter is a busy season for concerts and operas. The best performances will definitely get sold out. We have ...
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Gospel church in New York City

Hillsong has a very vibrant, largely white, church in NYC at W34th St. Info is at: http://hillsong.com/nyc Redeemer Presbyterian Church is also very vibrant with a large (few hundred) crowd, meets on ...
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The boys of the NYPD choir, singing Galway Bay?

The NYPD does not have a Choir. MacGowan wrote the song having never actually been to New York. For the production of the music video, the NYPD Pipe and Drum Band was hired instead, and they sang the ...
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How to find the locations of Europe's largest pipe organs?

Wikipedias article on Arp Schnitger includes a list of his surviving works: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arp_Schnitger. They are located mainly in northern Germany and the Netherlands.
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Where can I listen to live “Gypsy” music in Bucharest?

There's a couple of restaurants that sometimes have live gypsy music. If you got in touch with them you should be able to find out if they have any bands playing while your friends are in town (...
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Where can I see folk music and dancing in Moldova?

Your only shot at seeing a dance recital would be in Chisinau. I'd doubt they're organized enough to advertise an upcoming show online. I think your best bet is to investigate when you're there. ...
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How I can find out about rock concerts in Tallinn?

Tallinn: Although I don't attend many concerts most of the tickets are usually being sold on piletilevi.ee.
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Traveling with guitar on AirEuropa

According to the Air Europa webpage on special baggage, musical instruments and other non-standard luggage are subject to restrictions. If the instrument size is less than 115 cm you can take it on-...
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Where to find music workshops in Hanoi?

You should visit http://mmworkshop.vn for more information of music workshop. They organize various music & movement workshops that help people directly involve in creating music and creative body ...
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What are the advantages of purchasing early-bird tickets for concerts in Vienna?

While the other answer is helpful, it doesn't answer your question: assuming the opera is not sold out, you can get the tickets for the same price on the evening before the performance as now. So ...
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How to find the locations of Europe's largest pipe organs?

I live in the Netherlands and there are so called 'open monumenten dagen' (in English Heritage days). On such days, many churches (and other cultural places like windmills, old farms, historic ...
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What are the advantages of purchasing early-bird tickets for concerts in Vienna?

Reply from the Opera: Dear Mr. Samaras, Thank you for contacting www.viennaconcerts.com The prices are not going to get higher, the only risk is that the event you will want to attend ...
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How does one make friends alone in Paris?

I, too, am an introvert, and when I was younger, I moved to the US whilst knowing nearly no-one there. I play trombone, so I took my instrument, and pretty much the first thing I did was find ...
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