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HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA

The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival: Making Beautiful Music

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Program #2016RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
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Elevation Note
Harrisonburg elevation is 1,338 ft.

Itinerary for Jun 17 — Jun 21, 2015

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Type: Hotel

Description: This hotel is well-located near restaurants, shops and university district.

Contact info:
85 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 USA
phone: 540-432-1111
Room amenities: Coffee pot, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, TV with cable, high speed Internet

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool; business center with fax and copy machine; fitness center; self laundry

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar rate may be avail
Package/Discounted rates best arranged for ahead of time; based on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Wednesday, June 17 - Arrival and Orientation
Afternoon: Welcome to Harrisonburg and your delightful accommodations at the Hampton Inn! Register at the lobby desk for your room, which should be ready by 3:00 pm. You can also register for your program between 4:00 and 5:00 pm at our Road Scholar registration table in the lobby. Please advise us at least several days in advance if you will not be arriving until after 5:00 pm. A fantastic musical experience awaits you at the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival. Celebrate the life and the great musical works of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and other composers and musicians in this exceptional program that features intriguing classes taught by instructors with a lifetime of experience in music. Attend special Road Scholar sessions, rehearsals, noon concerts, and evening orchestra, ensemble and individual performances performed by world-class, award-winning musicians. The full schedule for the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival is available online at www.emu.edu/bach/

Dinner: Catered dinner at the hotel.

Evening: Orientation, introductions and an overview of the Bach Festival. Both the Executive Director and the Artisitic Director of the Festival are expected to be present.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Harrisonburg--University

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This hotel is well-located near restaurants, shops and university district.

Contact info:
85 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 USA
phone: 540-432-1111
Room amenities: Coffee pot, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, TV with cable, high speed Internet

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool; business center with fax and copy machine; fitness center; self laundry

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar rate may be avail
Package/Discounted rates best arranged for ahead of time; based on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Thursday, June 18 - Introductory class/Orchestra rehearsal/Noon conce...
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: The Bach Festival musical selection always features works by Bach paired with another composer or theme. Featured soloists, directors, composers, and other musicians will be showcased, when available, on the Festival's website at www.emu.edu/bach/ We have many exciting concerts, rehearsals and other activities in store for us in this program, as well as special Road Scholar sessions (also mentioned on the information page of the Festival website). This morning, we'll depart for nearby Eastern Mennonite University, sponsor of the Bach Festival, for our introductory classes. After class, we'll attend a noon concert.

Lunch: Boxed lunch at a church or at the Performing Arts Center.

Afternoon: Field trip to James Madison University Arboretum.

Dinner: Experience a delicious family-style Mennonite dinner at Mrs. Shank's home restaurant.

Evening: Class after dinner at Mrs.Shank's with Festival Featured Artists.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Harrisonburg--University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This hotel is well-located near restaurants, shops and university district.

Contact info:
85 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 USA
phone: 540-432-1111
Room amenities: Coffee pot, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, TV with cable, high speed Internet

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool; business center with fax and copy machine; fitness center; self laundry

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar rate may be avail
Package/Discounted rates best arranged for ahead of time; based on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Friday, June 19 - Morning Classes/Noon concert/Afternoon class/Even...
Morning Classes/Noon concert/Afternoon class/Evening Bach Festival Concert

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: Morning class at a home or other venue focuses on a topic such as Baroque-era instruments and music. Then we'll depart for the short trip to a local church for the Noon Concert.

Lunch: Lunch at the library.

Afternoon: Afternoon class taught by Bach Festival staff and/or orchestra musicians

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant

Evening: Attend the Bach Festival Concert II at Eastern Mennonite University.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Harrisonburg--University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Hotel

Description: This hotel is well-located near restaurants, shops and university district.

Contact info:
85 University Boulevard
Harrisonburg, VA 22801 USA
phone: 540-432-1111
Room amenities: Coffee pot, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, TV with cable, high speed Internet

Facility amenities: Seasonal outdoor pool; business center with fax and copy machine; fitness center; self laundry

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Road Scholar rate may be avail
Package/Discounted rates best arranged for ahead of time; based on availability

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Saturday, June 20 - Morning Classes/Noon concert/Afternoon Classes/Ev...
Morning Classes/Noon concert/Afternoon Classes/Evening Bach Festival Concert

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: Morning class at church with the Virginia Baroque Performance Academy with internationallly acclaimed artists. We then depart for the Noon concert.

Lunch: Boxed lunch at a church.

Afternoon: Classes on the life, works and characteristics of featured musicians/composers.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Attend Bach Festival Concert III at Eastern Mennonite University.

Lodging: Hampton Inn Harrisonburg--University

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Five: Sunday, June 21 -
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel

Morning: Your Road Scholar program ends after breakfast. Room checkout is 11:00 am. Although it is not a part of this Road Scholar program, we encourage you to attend the Leipzig Service at EMU at 10:00 a.m. This service is modeled on the 18th century services in Leipzig, Germany, in which Bach participated as a professional musician. The Leipzig Service combines the glorious choral, orchestral and organ music of Bach's cantata and other music with a liturgy and homily that are carefully coordinated with the music.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Harrisonburg TourismCall 540-432-8935 for up-to-date brochures from Harrisonburg Tourism and Visitor Services.
For additional information, visit: www.HarrisonburgTourism.com
Virginia Quilt MuseumAntique and contemporary quilts. Phone 540-433-3818

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
6 Expert-led lectures
7 Field trips
1 Hands-on experiences
5 Performances

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