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WARWICK, NEW YORK

Gilbert and Sullivan and The Big Three: Pirates, Pinafore, Mikado

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Program #21053RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
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Itinerary for Aug 25 — Aug 30, 2013

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Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 25 - Arrival & Check-in/Registration, Wine & Cheese Re...
Arrival & Check-in/Registration, Wine & Cheese Reception, Welcome Dinner, Introductions & Orientation.

Afternoon: CHECK-IN & REGISTRATION: 4:30-5:30pm in the East House Lobby. Check-in and register with the Road Scholar program staff to receive your room assignment and informational packet with your name tag, updated schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation. If you arrive late, please pick up your packet at the front desk of the East House Lobby.

Dinner: Dinner is in the light, airy, comfortable East House Dining Room. The tasty buffet includes a vegetarian option and other healthy choices as well as coffee, tea, and a delicious dessert.

Evening: ORIENTATION: The on-site Road Scholar coordinator will greet you, introduce everyone, and provide key staff contact names and phone numbers. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, cover responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have, and provide an introduction to The Warwick Center. The evening will conclude with light refreshments.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.

You are about to embark on a Gilbert & Sullivan musical adventure that will give provide new perspectives on their works as more than light, theatrical fluff — but rather as windows on the era in which they were written that also transcend their particular time and culture thanks to the genius of librettist and composer. You will come away with a new understanding of the endearing and enduring appeal of their remarkable comic operas.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Dinner

Day Two: Monday, August 26 - Introduction to G&S, A Quarter Century of Collabo...
Introduction to G&S, A Quarter Century of Collaboration, “The Story of Gilbert & Sullivan” (film), Gilbertian Readings, Warwick Village Excursion, Rare Performance Video

Breakfast: Enjoy a scrumptious buffet including hot and cold breakfast selections as well as fresh fruit, homemade muffins, and yogurt.

Morning: PRESENTATION: An Introduction to G&S. The partnership between librettist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) produced fourteen comic operas between 1871 and 1896. We will review their remarkable quarter-century collaboration and consider their most popular works in historical context as well as their universality and enduring appeal, complete with musical examples. As a special delight, enjoy The Great Road Scholar Song Parody Contest.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicous buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.

Afternoon: FILM: "The Story of Gilbert & Sullivan." The original 1953 motion picture starring Robert Morley and Maurice Evans includes many musical numbers from their most beloved works and features members of the D’Oyly Carte Opera Company conducted by Sir Malcom Sargent. After viewing, we will assess its historical accuracy.

GILBERTIAN READINGS: Performed by you, the members of the Road Scholar group! "Don't be frightened, it's only poetry." — Patience. Delight to the wit of Gilbert's lyrics through solo readings, duet readings, and gang readings.

EXCURSION: Take an informal excursion into our lovely and historic little village. This rural setting nestled in the Warwick Valley has been largely untouched by excessive development.

Dinner: Your buffet dinner includes a plentiful salad bar, meat and vegetarian entrees, and homemade dessert. Share light-hearted conversations with new friends and fellow G&S aficianados.

Evening: RARE PERFORMANCE VIDEO: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

The evening will conclude with a light snack.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 27 - H.M.S. Pinafore, Traditional D’Oyly Carte vs. Mod...
H.M.S. Pinafore, Traditional D’Oyly Carte vs. Modern Performances, Evening G&S Video

Breakfast: Wake up with a hearty breakfast buffet featuring hot and cold selections including fresh fruit, homemade muffins, and yogurt.

Morning: PRESENTATION: H.M.S. Pinafore. Gilbert's metrical facility and Sullivan's mastery of melody, harmony, orchestration, and musical humor are highlighted in “Pinafore.” We will examine its history, participate in readings, and view a classic D'Oyly Carte performance on video.

Lunch: Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in our East House Dining Room.

Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Appreciate the differences between "traditional" and "innovative" stagings of the works of Gilbert & Sullivan with a more modern performance.

Dinner: Satisfy your appetite at a bountiful dinner buffet complete with a plentiful salad bar, meat and vegetarian entree, and a delicious dessert.

Evening: RARE PERFORMANCE VIDEO: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

The evening will conclude with a light snack.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Four: Wednesday, August 28 - The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph Papp’s Broadway P...
The Pirates of Penzance, Joseph Papp’s Broadway Production, Film "A Salaried Wit”, Rare Performance Video

Breakfast: Wake up to a delcious breakfast buffet in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: PRESENTATION: The Pirates of Penzance; or, The Slave of Duty. Deepen your appreciation of Gilbert's metrical ingenuity and the breadth of Sullivan's musical inspiration. Learn the history behind this work, enjoy readings from it, and engage in discussion. The session will feature a video of the 1981 Broadway production by Joseph Papp that used an adapted orchestration and made a number of minor changes in the score including Gilbert and Sullivan's original New York ending.

Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Room.

Afternoon: FILM: “A Salaried Wit: Grossmith, Gilbert and Sullivan” written and presented by Simon Butteriss. George Grossmith was Gilbert and Sullivan’s original “patter man.” He became a major star and crucial influence on the comedic elements of the Savoy operas. Simon Butteriss has become Grossmith’s modern incarnation with performances of the patter roles all over the world. This film is a one-man-show in which the narrator takes us on a journey where he becomes Grossmith the man and his comic characters. The songs, humor, and the history combine in a dazzling tour de force. Discussion with Q&A.

Break

TEA TIME MATINEE: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

Dinner: Enjoy a hearty buffet dinner which includes a fresh salad bar, meat and vegetarian entrees, and homemade dessert in the East House Dining Hall.

Evening: PRESENTATION: Learn about the instructor's extensive personal collection of Gilbert & Sullivan-related printed materials and other memorabilia amassed over many years. View some of these rare finds that have been showcased at several Gilbert & Sullivan Collectors' Symposiums.

Conclude the evening with a light snack.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Five: Thursday, August 29 - The Mikado, D’Oyly Carte vs. Tennessee Ernie Ford...
The Mikado, D’Oyly Carte vs. Tennessee Ernie Ford, Tea-Time Matinee, Evening Entertainment

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast buffet in the East House Dining Room.

Morning: PRESENTATION: The Mikado; or, The Town of Titipu. This particular work has been the focus of the instructor's research for many years. Learn about its historical background, participate in readings, and engage in lively discussion.

VIDEO: We will view and discuss the classic D'Oyly Carte performance conducted by Royston Nash.

Lunch: Enjoy a buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.

Afternoon: VIDEO: G&S have survived many different interpretations. We will see “The Mikado” on television in a 1959 episode of “The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show” featuring Kukla, Fran, and Ollie. Discussion with Q&A.

Break.

TEA-TIME MATINEE: View a classic Gilbert & Sullivan work from the instructor’s personal collection of performances on video that are unavailable commercially. Discussion with Q&A.

Dinner: Enjoy dinner served buffet style in the East House Dining Room.

Evening: ENTERTAINMENT: Enjoy special entertainment (tba) followed by a "Make Your Own Sundae" treat.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Conference Center

Description: The Warwick Conference Center is located on 465 acres of pristine land overlooking the beautiful Warwick Valley. The Conference Center offers 8 miles of beautiful hiking trails, beautiful views, a peaceful setting and access to many wonderful sites in and around the Hudson Valley.

Contact info:
62 Warwick Center Road (at 60 Hoyt Road)
Warwick, NY 10990 USA
phone: 845-986-1164
web: www.warwickcenter.com

Room amenities: Air conditioning is available in each room. Please bring an alarm clock, radio, hair dryer, and shampoo since these amenities are not available. Each room has its own private bath.

Facility amenities: The Warwick Conference Center rooms in our West House, where participants stay, have private bathrooms and air conditioning. The dining hall as well as the classrooms are air conditioned. Outdoor swimming pool in operation from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Eight miles of beautiful hiking trails and scenic views.

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

Additional nights before: $72.00/night
Additional nights are based on availability.

Check in time: 4:30 PM


Day Six: Friday, August 30 - Hi-Jinks with Gilbert & Sullivan, Winner of The G...
Hi-Jinks with Gilbert & Sullivan, Winner of The Great Road Scholar Song Parody Contest, Program Concludes

Breakfast: Enjoy a hearty breakfast in the East House Dining Hall.

Morning: MULTI-MEDIA PRESENTATION: Hi-Jinks with Gilbert & Sullivan. Enjoy many shreds and patches of G&S nonsense including translations, adaptations, and extracts from "The Brooklyn Pinafore" with Leo Durocher on "The Fred Allen Show”; Tom Lehrer's "The Elements”; "Red, Hot and Swing Mikados of 1939 (with Bing Crosby singing "A Wand'ring Minstrel, I)”; concluding with Anna Russell's "How to Write Your Own Gilbert & Sullivan Opera."

The winner of The Great Road Scholar Song Parody Contest will be announced.

The program concludes with this morning's activities. We hope you have enjoyed this delightful new program and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Lunch: Say farewell to new friends over a delicious buffet lunch in the East House Dining Hall.

Lodging: The Warwick Conference Center

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


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