PROGRAM REGISTRATION: After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet which we'll review during our orientation session before dinner.
ORIENTATION: Begins before dinner. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures and any other administrative issues as well as answer your questions. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes, we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.
Dinner: Dinner at hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants.Evening: CROSSING POINTS: Participants introduce themselves to the rest of the group.
Enjoy the remainder of the evening getting to know your fellow participants and discovering what you share beyond a love of lifelong learning.
Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Dinner
CLASS: Introduction to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Dr. Carol Merrill-Mirsky, Director and Curator of Hollywood Bowl Museum, will give you an overview of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's history and evolving identity.
CLASS: Member of the LA Philharmonic Orchestra
As a special highlight, a member of the orchestra will provide privileged insights into this extraordinary musical environment.Lunch: With its sweeping cathedral ceiling and open, inviting interior, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Cafe is situated in one of the most architecturally impressive locations within the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Guests can hand-select a delicious meal from the contemporary marketplace cafe, which will feature gourmet specialty foods including sandwiches, salads and soups and a daily menu of entrees.
Afternoon: FIELD TRIP CONTINUES: WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
Led by a docent, our group will have a one hour, private, guided exploration through much of the interior space in the Walt Disney Concert Hall as well as the gardens. Learn more about Frank Gehry's inspiration and absorb a wealth of architectural and behind-the-scenes information as you move through elaborate, art-punctuated VIP areas. Please note: Due to the near constant rehearsal, performance and special event schedule, we will not be able to enter the auditorium during this field trip.Dinner: Dinner at hotelEvening: PRE-CONCERT TALK: Upbeat Live presentations include talks by guests ranging from renowned musicologists, visiting artists, and members of the Philharmonic who provide fascinating insights into the evening's concert program.
PERFORMANCE: Hilary Hahn in Recital
Hahn commissioned 26 composers to write short pieces for her project, 'In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores'. The first 13 pieces were performed in 2011-2012. The next 13 of these pieces will be performed on this program.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The magnificent organ is proving to be as much a landmark as the city's new Cathedral itself. Designed by Spanish architect Jose Rafael Moneo, the building has virtually no right angles, contributing to the feeling of mystery and aura of majesty. The massive organ, with 105 stops and 6,019 pipes, makes the room vibrate so that you not only hear the music, but feel it, making the experience all the more powerful. The recital is approximately 30 minutes long.
FIELD TRIP: After organ concert, we'll board our motorcoach and head for the Hollywood Bowl, the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the U.S. It's home to the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dr. Carol Merrill-Mirsky provides commentary on the Hollywood Bowl Museum, celebrating the fabulous history of the Bowl, and on the Hollywood Bowl itself as she takes you on stage.Dinner: Dinner at hotel.Lodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
PERFORMANCE: Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Martin Chalifour, violin
BACH: Cantata No. 60, “O Ewigkeit, du Donnerwort”
MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 5, “ReformationLodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
HOTEL CHECK OUT: This concludes the program. We hope you have enjoyed this exciting musical extravaganza and will join us for other rewarding programs in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!
Meals Included: Breakfast