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 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 hotelLodging: The L.A. Downtown HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Midori in Recital
Colburn Celebrity Series
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 HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
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 HotelMeals Included: Breakfast, 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
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
6801 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
(877) 506-3780For additional information, visit: www.discoverlosangeles.com
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. 8PMFor additional information, visit: www.musiccenter.org