A Young Cellist's Tour of Italy!

Helayna Baer Start Date: Dec 12, 2017 - End Date: Jun 2, 2018
  • Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
  • Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Siena, Italy
  • The Vatican, Vatican City

My Travel Story

by: Helayna Baer Start Date: Dec 12, 2017 - End Date: Jun 2, 2018
I have played cello since the fourth grade (4 years). This year, I auditioned for the PYCO (Pittsburgh Youth Concert Orchestra) Chamber Strings. I have now advanced to be second chair cellist. Recently I was offered the chance to embark on a European tour of Italy, visiting Venice, Florence, and Rome.
The tour includes a concert in each city performed  by the PYCO students attending. We may even be given a chance to perform at St. Paul's behind the walls of the Vatican!  I have leaped at this opportunity and have decided to go on this trip.

I look forward to seeing many different landmarks along the way. Some of the places we will visit include Saint Mark's Square (Piazza San Marco), Pisa, Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), Uffizzi Gallery, Tour of Ancient Rome, and the Vatican. I am currently working hard on gathering funds for the trip through various fundraisers, so donations would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance for your support! ;)
  • Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy
  • Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy
  • Siena, Italy
  • The Vatican, Vatican City

Updates

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  • Beyond Grateful!

    Beyond Grateful!
    Beyond grateful for almost 50 donors (on this travel site and personal contributors)! I am almost halfway to my goal. Thank-yous are on their way out in the mail!
  • Italy Tour Book

    Italy Tour Book
    Shout out to my Mom's work buddy, Bev Grimm, for the most awesome travel gift-Rick Steves 'Italy 2018' tour book! LOVE it!!