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A Musical Extravaganza: LA Philharmonic and Disney Concert Hall

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Program #17120RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate
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.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Apr 21 — Apr 25, 2014

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Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, with room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM daily, and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.losangelesdowntown.hyatt.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day One: Monday, April 21 - Independent Arrivals
Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Check into L A Downtown Hotel after 3:00PM.

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. This program has only two choices for meals: standard and vegetarian. We are unable to customize menus for individuals. However, we have found that by requesting sauces and dressing to be served on the side, we are able to accommodate various food intolerances and allergies. Vegetarian meals must be requested in advance on your Participant Information Form. 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: 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 Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, with room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM daily, and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.losangelesdowntown.hyatt.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, April 22 - Introductory Lectures to LA Philharmonic/Walt Dis...
Note: Be prepared to ride DASH, public transportation, during daytime and motorcoach in evening to Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH). One hour guided walk of WDCH docent visits much of the interior space and throughout the gardens while presenting the highlights of the architecturally stunning building. Climb some stairs and walk up to 0.5-1 mile at a time.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP & CLASSES: After breakfast, the group will walk across the street and board the DASH shuttle (public transportation) to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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 hotel

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, with room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM daily, and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.losangelesdowntown.hyatt.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, April 23 - Docent walk of Central Library/Hollywood Bowl/Pre...
Docent walk of Central Library/Hollywood Bowl/Pre-Concert Talk & Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Note: Be prepared to walk 2 blocks from the hotel to the Central Library for a 1-hour art and architecture guided walk. Ride motorcoach from Cathedral to Hollywood Bowl for 1-hour guided walk which includes walking on sloped terrain for about ¼ mile; some standing; climbing up and down about 10 stairs. Ride arranged transportation in evening to Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH)

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP: Enjoy the art and architecture of the Central Library on a one hour private docent walk. From the Goodhue Building with its distinctive sphinxes and rooftop pyramid to the high-tech Bradley Wing, designed by famed architect Norman Pfeiffer, and the 8-story atrium features whimsical chandeliers.

Lunch: Lunch at a downtown restaurant

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: 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

Evening: Gustavo Dudamel is not scheduled to conduct the LA Phil during this program

PERFORMANCE

Midori in Recital

Colburn Celebrity Series

Midori, violin

FRANZ SCHUBERT Duo in A

WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI Partita

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Violin Sonata in C minor

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Full Service Hotel

Description: The L.A. Downtown Hotel (soon to become a Hyatt Regency Hotel) is near LA Live, home of the Staples Center and NOKIA Theater LA Live. This spacious, downtown area hotel is within walking distance of landmark restaurants and lounges, LA's Music Center, shopping, sports and transportation options. This finely appointed, full-service hotel provides guests with luxurious accommodations; a first-class fitness center and beautiful, heated outdoor pool, restaurant and lounge on the premises, with room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM daily, and close proximity to world-famous LA destinations and cultural landmarks including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Norton Simon Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Griffith Observatory, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Little Tokyo, So. Pasadena and many theatrical venues.

Contact info:
333 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 USA
phone: 213-617-1133
web: http://www.losangelesdowntown.hyatt.com/

Room amenities: Guest rooms are furnished with an alarm clock, coffee maker/tea service, Internet browser/Web TV, iron/ironing board, luxurious bedding with Serta Perfect Sleeper mattresses with foam or down pillows, hair dryer, separate tub and shower, premium cable TV, movies/videos, and pay-per-view. A rollaway bed is available in some rooms. There is no access charge when using the room phone for toll-free and credit-card calls. Daily newspaper delivery to the room may be requested. A room refrigerator is available, but not guaranteed, upon request.

Facility amenities: This 13-story, 400-room, smoke-free hotel offers many amenities to its guests including a Concierge desk; cash machine/ATM; gift shop; foreign exchange; 24-hour Fitness Center; daily housekeeping service; complimentary newspaper delivered to the room, on request; room service from 6:00AM to 11:00PM; safe deposit boxes at the front desk; full-service business center; and a same-day laundry and valet dry-cleaning service. INTERNET ACCESS: High-speed wireless Internet service is available at the rate of $9.95/day per device (includes iPads, laptops and any device used to connect to the Internet). The service covers all guest rooms and public spaces in the hotel. Guests may sign up for Wi-Fi access at the front desk. A password is required. (This rate also includes unlimited local phone calls and unlimited long distance service within the country.)

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: Based upon availability
The L.A. Downtown Hotel offers Road Scholar guests a special rate based upon availability if you wish to stay before or after the program week. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel by calling (213) 617-6019 between 8:00AM–5:00PM, or faxing (213) 621-1510. If you call and reach a voice mail, please leave a message and someone from reservations will return your call.

Check in time: 3:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, April 24 - The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live & Los Angeles Phil...
The GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live & Los Angeles Philharmonic Performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Note: Be prepared to ride DASH, public transportation, during daytime and arranged transportation in evening to Walt Disney Concert Hall (WDCH).

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP: At your own pace, visit The GRAMMY Museum which explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music; the creative process; the art and technology of the recording process; and the history of the GRAMMY® Awards, the premier recognition of recorded music accomplishment.

Lunch: Lunch on your own at the L.A. Live complex

Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Los Angeles on your own

Dinner: Dinner at hotel

Evening: Gustavo Dudamel is not scheduled to conduct the LA Phil during this program

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:

Denève & Shaham

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Stéphane Denève, conductor

Gil Shaham, violin

CLAUDE DEBUSSY Rondes de printemps

BÉLA BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

Lodging: The L.A. Downtown Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Five: Friday, April 25 - Music Center Campus & Independent Departures
Note: Be prepared to ride the DASH (public transportation) to the Music Center for a 60-minute guided walk through portions of 3 Music Center venues—the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater and Mark Taper Forum--buildings surrounding the Music Center Plaza. Climb some stairs and walk up to 0.5-1 mile at a time.

Breakfast: Breakfast at hotel

Morning: FIELD TRIP: We'll take the DASH shuttle again for an exploration of the Music Center, officially the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County. Led by Symphonian Docents, you will visit the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theatre, and Mark Taper Forum. (Walt Disney Concert Hall was explored earlier in the program.) You will learn not only about the history of the complex and its architecture, but also about the four internationally acclaimed resident companies: the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Opera, and Los Angeles Master Chorale.

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



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Los Angeles CA
LA PhilharmonicOptional Performance: Please arrange for your own tickets and transportation

For ticket sales and information: Call (323) 850-2000

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.laphil.com/tickets/index.cfm or by calling (323) 850-2000 (10am - 6pm, daily).

Another alternative for tickets is RUSH TICKETS whereby Senior citizens 65 years of age and older with valid identification can purchase $20 or $10 tickets (depending on seating section*), based upon availability, beginning two hours prior to select concerts. Call after 2pm on the day of the performance to confirm availability. Seating is at the discretion of the Box Office. (One ticket per ID, cash only.)

Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office Hours: Tues – Sun, 12 noon to 6pm, (Closed Monday). The Box Office will be open 2 hours before performances and will close 30 minutes after the concert start time.
For additional information, visit: www.laphil.com

Los Angeles Convention and Visitors BureauBecause Los Angeles offers the visitor a wide range of activities, we suggest you contact the Los Angeles Convention and Visitors Bureau and request tourism information:

6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028

(877) 506-3780
For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com

Music CenterYou will find Information and performance schedules for the Music Center, home to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall at the Music Center website.

Performances scheduled for Tuesday, April 22, 2014 are as follows:

THE TALLEST TREE IN THE FOREST

Mark Taper Forum 135 N. Grand Ave. 8PM

THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS

Ahmanson Theatre 135 N. Grand Ave. 8PM
For additional information, visit: www.musiccenter.org


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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10 meals: 4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
5 Field trips
2 Performances

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