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, any other administrative issues, and 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 in hotel
Menus are contracted for the program and are designed to offer balanced, healthy meals for the participants. In addition to the regular Road Scholar meal plan, this hotel offers a vegetarian meal option. Unfortunately, there are no other special meal options. Participants with special dietary needs should be prepared to avoid certain foods or supplement the regular meal plan as needed.Evening: INTRODUCTIONS: 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: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Dinner
From the father of film music, Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind"), to the brooding work of Bernard Herrmann, to the sublime work of Henry Mancini, we cover the spectrum of Hollywood's great musical scores and their effect on films that we love.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: Swing/Big Band Jazz
Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Miller and Dorsey, all part of The Big Band Era (1935-1946) brought about the jitterbug craze and made swing big business.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Swing/Big Band JazzLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Since he first charmed audiences at the age of six with performances in his home town of Salzburg, Mozart has captured the minds and hearts of every generation of concertgoers. Known early on as one of the greatest child prodigies the world has ever experienced, he matured into the finest pianist of his day and a master composer in every genre of music. By uncovering the truth behind the mysteries and complications that surround his life (and death), Mozart and his music will bring greater joy than ever.
Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Glorious Music of MozartDinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: Time to socialize with your fellow participants.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Sexy, alluring, intelligent and dangerous, the femme fatale has long intrigued opera composers, from Monteverdi to Massanet, from Bizet to Berg. We look at their seductive beauties in Carmen, Manon, Salome and others. Could be a hot week!Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Femme Fatales of OperaLodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Musical theater fans always have adored the great Broadway divas. We look at some of these leading ladies such as Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and Bernadette Peters to see what special magic launched them into super stardom.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: FIELD TRIP to San Francisco for backstage docent-led visits of Davies Symphony Hall and the War Memorial Opera House followed by short ride around the city to see some of the highlights.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: MUSICAL ENTERTAINMENT: Mark Levy has been performing and singing since birth according to his mother, a singer of show tunes and opera herself. He sings songs from all over the world, from the American songbook, folk music of many traditions, and accompanies himself on guitar. His travel schedule includes coast to coast tours, Europe and Road Scholar programs in many locations for the past 20 years.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right.For additional information, visit: http://www.computerhistory.org/
Take Highway 101 south to 92 west to 280 south. Exit Edgewood Road, Exit 29. Right on Edgewood. Right on Canada. Left at 86 Canada Road.For additional information, visit: http://filoli.org/
take Hwy 101 south to Holly Street/Redwood Shores Pkwy exit. Go east onto Redwood Shores Pkwy. Turn right onto Airport Road. Turn right onto Skyway Road. The restoration shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Museum collection includes aircraft exhibits: vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Extensive gift shop. Museum is adjacent to San Carlos Airport where you can watch commuter planes take off and land.For additional information, visit: www.hiller.org/
650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497
Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking.For additional information, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church and the Cantor Arts Center.
Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road.For additional information, visit: http://www.stanford.edu/