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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 Musique in Neuilly-Sur-Seine 92200. Both of these offer small solo studios for something around 6-7EUR per hour, during both weekdays (off-peak and peak hours) ...


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For classical music you cannot really go wrong with the two main concert halls (the Musikverein and the Konzerthaus) and the two main opera houses (the State Opera and the Volksoper). The concert halls also offer good non-classical music — the Konzerthaus in particular offers great Jazz and World Music performances. Tickets are actually usually pretty ...


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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 for the next year. The listings aren't complete—it focuses on major orchestras in major cities—but that's probably what you would be interested in for travel ...


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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-known project is Street Pianos, however this is definitely not the only project. Indeed, private local organisations, city councils, public park authorities, ...


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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 Visa, and be admitted on that basis. The Entertainer Visa has been rolled into the Standard Visit Visa, and the same is still true. Non-visa nationals can show ...


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Bachtrack is doing that for you. Looking for the concert reveals that the Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor is currently performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Austin Symphony Orchestra. You can even read reviews of this concert of all known past performances.


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This is a big problem. To find a place is easy. Of course all these places are for tourists. They have a web site, advertising and everything. A really nice place to see traditional fado is a place where you feel like you are in 1970. I recommend the Tasca do Chico it is a traditional place where I used to bring my parents and friends when I lived in ...


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When we were in Vienna last year we went to a concert at the Wiener Konzerthaus which we enjoyed. Their programme is quite extensive and there are smaller and larger halls in the building so you could see a small recital or an orchestra. It's just outside the city centre but easy enough to get to and seemed to be well frequented by locals rather than ...


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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 somewhat legit, you look like a university student (agewise) and you have an accompanying photo ID in case the student ID has no photo. If you are very ...


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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 example, Casa Oliveira de Música is located at Rua da Carioca and in their website they claim to sell cuícas among many other percussion instruments.


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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 the 'Spring in Vienna' concert festival around this time, for example, which is always a big hit. If you get tickets last minute chances are that you will fall ...


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I've been to two concerts in Musikverein, and while they are no Opera, the experience is well worth it. Prices are reasonable for that sort of thing (in the range of 30 to 70 EUR, if memory serves), and the acoustics in the Great Hall (Großer Musikvereinssaal) are great, apart from the lavish gilded decoration. Dress code is somewhat relaxed compared to high-...


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There are tours designed specifically for this: Free Tours by Foot gives a few choices like: Times Square Church Brooklyn Tabernacle Of course that's not the only venue to hear the a gospel choir B.B. King Blues Club has Harlem Gospel Choir performing. Or you can just review the New York Gospel site to find the venue you might like.


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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 sensitive to what's going on around you, this is usually fine in independent music shops staffed by actual musicians who know it's in their long term interest to ...


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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 and some malls (Les Halles has one). There's always people listening and appreciating your music, often chatting you up after you stop playing. There's people ...


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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 webpage. There is no mention of being able to secure the SVV on arrival. Both pages above say the processing time is about three weeks. I conclude that the SVV is ...


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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: ● Entertainers, artists and musicians who want to: – give performances as individuals or as part of a group; – take part in competitions or auditions; – make ...


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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 east side at Hunter College at 695 Park Ave. Info here: http://www.redeemer.com/visit/times_and_locations These two churches will be much more along the lines ...


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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 only song they all knew; the Mickey Mouse Club Anthem. The Pipe and Drum band primarily plays at police-related functions, including funerals and fundraisers. ...


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Exactly what Mark Mayo said, just check Google next time or go to Delhi's main bazaar and ask in any of the music instrument shops, most of them offer sitar lessons and they all provide sitars for it. Here is a one that was recommended by a fellow traveler when I mentioned this question over dinner: Dhingra Musicals Rajat is giving the lessons in a room ...


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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. Cahul may have something as well, just because of the university. But, your best chance is walking around Chisinau or asking at your hotel.


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


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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-board as your one piece of hand-luggage. If the size is larger than 115cm you can either put it in the hold by paying a fee, or place it on another seat that you'...


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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 movement. So inspiring!


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So far the best resource I have found and use extensively is - http://www.tokyogigguide.com/ . The advantages I have seen over other resources: Frequently updated You can search schedule by month, date etc Has links to the venue website as well as the sites from where tickets can be bought More comprehensive and accurate than other resources


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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 (assuming this isn't too late). Casa Doina sometimes has them playing in their wine cellar. Locanta Jaristea sometimes has Taraful Cailor de Curte Veche playing.


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I recomend you to discover this section of the Fado Museum's website: http://roteiro.museudofado.pt/. You can find there the traditional districts and houses with information about each place. You are right about being cautious with "tourist" prices. About the mood, in my opinion the average quality of most houses is high, I believe you'll find a good ...


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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 there is no such thing as early-bird pricing or something similar. However, you should buy the tickets now. Even for this week, which is a regular week as opposed ...


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Jeunesse (http://www.jeunesse.at/) concerts usually offer good value (especially it you are < 26 years old)


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This one looked the most 'friendly' I could find with a quick search. However, it would seem there are plenty around, if you have a look at this list, for example. So I suggest maybe calling a couple of them and seeing what they say, how their English is, and whether they provide a sitar - I suspect they would in most cases.


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