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Peabody Presents Baltimore’s Bountiful Arts With Three Performances

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Program #21480RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
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.
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Itinerary for Mar 10 — Mar 15, 2014

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Type: Hotel

Contact info:
612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
web: www.peabodycourthotel.com

Room amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court offers 104 custom designed guest rooms that include voicemail, full marble baths, free cable TV with movies on demand, complimentary wireless high speed internet service, in-room safe, business services, valet cleaning (weekdays) and valet parking are available 24 hours. All guest rooms showcase antique furnishings, original artwork and period furnishings.

Facility amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is a downtown Baltimore Hotel providing boutique lodging accommodations in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is close to many Baltimore attractions including Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, National Aquarium and much more.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $?
Additional nights are available on a first come, first serve basis. Book with hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, March 10 - Arrival & Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner,...
Arrival & Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation, Peabody Conservatory Recital

Afternoon: HOTEL CHECK-IN: Available from 4:00pm.

PROGRAM REGISTRATION: Welcome! After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar desk in the lobby to register with the program staff and pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during orientation this evening.



Dinner: Enjoy a flavorful buffet at the hotel with multiple choices including vegetarian and meat options, tasty sides, fresh bread, desserts, and beverage.

Evening: ORIENTATION: The orientation session after dinner will be in our private meeting room at the hotel. The Program Coordinator will greet you with a warm welcome, introduce everyone, and provide key staff contact names and phone numbers. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule and any changes, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have. If you arrive after the orientation session has concluded, pick up your packet at the hotel front desk.

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

PERFORMANCE: Peabody Conservatory Recital (TBA). As a special highlight, you are invited to attend recitals that are part of Peabody’s regular conservatory schedule. These free performances (not keyed to the Road Scholar course of study) afford you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary range of music performed by talented student artists perfecting their musical training. Peabody concerts and recitals take place in performance halls of the Conservatory complex, a walk of two blocks from the hotel.

Lodging: Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Court

Meals Included: Dinner

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
web: www.peabodycourthotel.com

Room amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court offers 104 custom designed guest rooms that include voicemail, full marble baths, free cable TV with movies on demand, complimentary wireless high speed internet service, in-room safe, business services, valet cleaning (weekdays) and valet parking are available 24 hours. All guest rooms showcase antique furnishings, original artwork and period furnishings.

Facility amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is a downtown Baltimore Hotel providing boutique lodging accommodations in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is close to many Baltimore attractions including Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, National Aquarium and much more.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $?
Additional nights are available on a first come, first serve basis. Book with hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, March 11 - All About Centerstage, Backstage at Centerstage, ...
All About Centerstage, Backstage at Centerstage, Garrett-Jacobs Mansion, Centerstage Performance

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the hotel with multiple choices including fresh fruit, cereals, eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, juices, coffee, and tea.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Centerstage. The State Theater of Maryland, Centerstage is committed to engaging, educating, and expanding the horizons of diverse audiences through challenging, bold, thought-provoking classical and contemporary theater. The company presents a broad range of productions in two intimate performing spaces, attracting audiences of more than 100,000 people annually. Centerstage also offers a variety of programs to broaden access and enhance the theatergoing experience. Learn more about the company in preparation for our field trip and the performance we will attend this evening.

FIELD TRIP: Backstage at Centerstage. Get a privileged, behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on high level professional performances and see areas not open to the public including the space beneath the stage, rehearsal rooms, and the Green Room where actors prepare before going on stage.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel is a nourishing buffet with multiple choices including vegetarian and meat options, beverage choices including fresh-brewed iced tea, and dessert.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Garrett-Jacobs Mansion. On the register of National Historic Places and today home of The Engineers Club, the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion is a jewel in the crown of Baltimore’s most distinctive historic homes. This distinguished building is unique in combining the work of two of America’s most distinguished and influential architects, Stanford White and John Russell Pope, and epitomizes 19th Century “golden age” elegance and grandeur. During our guided exploration, imagine that we are back into the day when merchant princes lavished untold wealth on homes they considered suitable for living and entertaining.

Dinner: Dinner this evening will be out at a popular local restaurant to enjoy more of Baltimore's varied food culture.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Centerstage. Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" is a tale of mistaken identity and mismatched ardor that unfurls as lords and ladies, servants and masters wind a topsy-turvy path to happiness. With its revelry, disguises, swashbuckling, and pining lovers, "Twelfth Night" is what many regard as Shakespeare's most perfect comedy.

Lodging: Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
web: www.peabodycourthotel.com

Room amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court offers 104 custom designed guest rooms that include voicemail, full marble baths, free cable TV with movies on demand, complimentary wireless high speed internet service, in-room safe, business services, valet cleaning (weekdays) and valet parking are available 24 hours. All guest rooms showcase antique furnishings, original artwork and period furnishings.

Facility amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is a downtown Baltimore Hotel providing boutique lodging accommodations in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is close to many Baltimore attractions including Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, National Aquarium and much more.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $?
Additional nights are available on a first come, first serve basis. Book with hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, March 12 - Baltimore’s Bountiful Arts, Mount Vernon Cultural...
Baltimore’s Bountiful Arts, Mount Vernon Cultural Walk, Peabody Conservatory Archives, Peabody Conservatory Recital

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the hotel with multiple choices including fresh fruit, cereals, eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, juices, coffee, and tea.

Morning: PRESENTATION: Baltimore's Bountiful Arts. Learn from a local expert about the depth and breadth of the arts scene in Baltimore from the earliest years to the present. As the saying goes, Baltimore has more history and unspoiled charm tucked away in quiet corners than most American cities out in the spotlight.

WALKING FIELD TRIP: Mount Vernon Neighborhood. We will gather in the hotel lobby to depart on a "cultural walk" through the distinctive neighborhood considered Baltimore's cultural hub. Learn how international trade, finance, and the railroad industry generated great wealth that led to the creation of some of America's foremost museums, libraries, schools, and more. See marvelous architecture, hear stories of fashionable and wealthy residents who called Mount Vernon home, as well as authors, poets, men and women of letters who sojourned here.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel is a nourishing buffet with multiple choices including vegetarian and meat options, beverage choices including fresh-brewed iced tea, and dessert.

Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Peabody Institute Archives. The institutional records of the Peabody Institute chronicle not only Peabody's history, but the cultural development of Baltimore and Maryland from the mid-19th century to the present. The records also include an extensive archive of recorded Peabody performances — including visiting artists, faculty and student recitals — and a large photographic collection. The Archives also maintains the records of many of the performing arts institutions in the Baltimore area, among them the Baltimore Civic Opera, the Harford Opera Company and the Lyric Theater. The Archives' special collections includes the personal papers of the Institute's trustees, faculty and staff as well as noted musicians and artists.

After we explore the Archives, there will be free time until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner this evening will be out at a popular local restaurant featuring an original menu of regionally inspired American cuisine with seasonal and all-natural ingredients.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Peabody Conservatory Recital. These recitals afford you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary range of music performed by talented student artists perfecting their musical training. Peabody concerts and recitals take place in performance halls of the Conservatory complex, a walk of two blocks from the hotel.

Lodging: Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
web: www.peabodycourthotel.com

Room amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court offers 104 custom designed guest rooms that include voicemail, full marble baths, free cable TV with movies on demand, complimentary wireless high speed internet service, in-room safe, business services, valet cleaning (weekdays) and valet parking are available 24 hours. All guest rooms showcase antique furnishings, original artwork and period furnishings.

Facility amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is a downtown Baltimore Hotel providing boutique lodging accommodations in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is close to many Baltimore attractions including Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, National Aquarium and much more.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $?
Additional nights are available on a first come, first serve basis. Book with hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, March 13 - All About Peabody Opera, Backstage at Peabody, Me...
All About Peabody Opera, Backstage at Peabody, Meet Conservatory Students, Peabody Opera Performance

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the hotel with multiple choices including fresh fruit, cereals, eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, juices, coffee, and tea.

Morning: PRESENTATION: All About Peabody Opera. Learn how the Peabody Opera Department melds aspiring singers in training into a community of artists with players, set and lighting designers, costumers, directors, choreographers, and tekkies of all kinds. Public offerings each year range from the two major productions of the Peabody Opera Theatre to the numerous outreach performances of the Opera Outreach program, which brings opera to schools all across Maryland.

FIELD TRIP: Backstage at Peabody. Go behind the scenes to see how the magic is made. Hear from "pros" (who will vary based on availability) about their interaction with students and taking productions from conception to performance.

Lunch: Lunch at the hotel is a nourishing buffet with multiple choices including vegetarian and meat options, beverage choices including fresh-brewed iced tea, and dessert.

Afternoon: INTERACTIVE SESSION: Peabody Conservatory Students. Meet and talk with some of the students involved in this evening's performance and learn what performing requires in terms of training, rehearsal, talent, and ability.

Following this session, there will be free time to relax or explore on your own until dinner.

Dinner: Dinner this evening will be out at a popular local restaurant featuring "Creative American" cuisine with global touches from Asia to France, and Morocco in between.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Peabody Opera Theatre presents Benjamin Britten's “A Midsummer Night's Dream.” One of the greatest musical geniuses in English history, composer, conductor, and pianist Benjamin Britten wrote some of the most appealing classical music of the 20th Century. Institutions around the world celebrated his centennial year in 2013. Britten and his partner, the renowned tenor Peter Pears, wrote the libretto for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" that faithfully follows the outline of Shakespeare’s play. It is one of the most beguiling and enchanting of all Britten's operas, a work that creates a spellbinding atmosphere in a dreamlike world.

Lodging: Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Type: Hotel

Contact info:
612 Cathedral Street
Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
phone: 410-727-7101
web: www.peabodycourthotel.com

Room amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court offers 104 custom designed guest rooms that include voicemail, full marble baths, free cable TV with movies on demand, complimentary wireless high speed internet service, in-room safe, business services, valet cleaning (weekdays) and valet parking are available 24 hours. All guest rooms showcase antique furnishings, original artwork and period furnishings.

Facility amenities: Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is a downtown Baltimore Hotel providing boutique lodging accommodations in the historic Mt. Vernon neighborhood. Wyndham Baltimore Peabody Court is close to many Baltimore attractions including Walters Art Museum, Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Ravens Stadium, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, National Aquarium and much more.

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

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: $?
Additional nights are available on a first come, first serve basis. Book with hotel directly.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, March 14 - All About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Balti...
All About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Museum of Art Field Trip, Baltimore Symphony Performance

Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the hotel with multiple choices including fresh fruit, cereals, eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, juices, coffee, and tea.

Morning: PRESENTATION: All About the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Acclaimed for its enduring pursuit of artistic excellence, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has attracted a devoted national and international following while maintaining deep bonds throughout Maryland with innovative education and community outreach initiatives. The orchestra was founded in 1916 and made musical history in 2007 when Maestra Marin Alsop led her inaugural concerts that September as the twelfth Music Director, the first woman to head a major American orchestra.

FIELD TRIP: Baltimore Museum of Art. Home to an internationally renowned collection of 19th Century, modern, and contemporary art, the BMA was founded in 1914 with a single painting and today has 90,000 works of art including the largest holding of works by Henri Matisse in the world. Two beautifully landscaped gardens display an array of 20th-century sculpture that is an oasis in the city. The BMA is a major cultural destination for the greater Baltimore region, organizing and presenting dynamic exhibitions and innovative programs throughout the year, frequently hosting special events in collaboration with other cultural and educational partners. The grand historic building was designed in the 1920s by renowned American architect John Russell Pope; a massive wing for contemporary art was added in 1994. We will explore led by a museum docent.

Lunch: Lunch is on your own today. You may choose to dine at Gertrude’s Restaurant inside the BMA featuring the Chesapeake Bay cuisine of nationally acclaimed cookbook author, chef, and cooking program host John Shields. Or, return to our beautiful Mount Vernon neighborhood to choose from among the restaurants there.

Afternoon: FREE AFTERNOON: Continue exploring the Baltimore Museum of Art or set off on your own adventures. Your group leader will be happy to offer suggestions.

Dinner: Enjoy a flavorful buffet at the hotel with multiple choices including vegetarian and meat options, tasty sides, fresh bread, desserts, and beverage.

Evening: PERFORMANCE: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program includes all six of J.S. Bach's superb "Brandenburg" Concertos. Concertmaster Jonathan Carney and Associate Concertmaster Madeline Adkins take turns leading this popular Baroque masterpiece featuring Baltimore Symphony soloists in music that is the glory of the Baroque.

Lodging: Wyndam Baltimore Peabody Court

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day Six: Saturday, March 15 - Wrap-up Critiques and Discussion, Program Conclud...
Breakfast: Enjoy a full breakfast buffet in the hotel with multiple choices including fresh fruit, cereals, eggs, breakfast meats and potatoes, juices, coffee, and tea.

Morning: DEMONSTRATION & WRAP-UP: Presented by one of Peabody's outstanding musicians, enjoy a demonstration of some of the musical instruments used during the performances you attended.

Then, moderated by the group leader, share your thoughts and favorite highlights of the program.

The program concludes with this session. Please note that hotel check-out is by 11:00am.

We trust you have enjoyed this exciting new program presenting "Baltimore's Bountiful Arts" and will return for other rewarding Road Scholar learning adventures in the future. Best wishes for all your journeys!

Meals Included: Breakfast



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Baltimore
Baltimore Tourist AttractionsConveniently located near the Inner Harbor and downtown Baltimore’s popular tourist sites. Whatever interests you, you will find it in Baltimore: civil war museum, world class art museums, aquarium, science museum, Babe Ruth Museum, comedy clubs, fine dining, theaters, concerts, movies, antiques, boat cruises, historic homes, churches & synagogues, and much, much more.
Charm City Circulator – Free Shuttle Bus ServiceThe Charm City Circulator (CCC) is a fleet of 21 free shuttles that travel four routes in Baltimore serving residents, employees, students, and visitors. A shuttle arrives every 15 minutes at the designated stops on each route. There are four separate routes. Peabody Institute is on the Purple Route and the most convenient stop is #307, Washington Monument, at North Charles Street & East Mt. Vernon Place. Among many others, Purple Route stops include the Baltimore Visitor Center, the Inner Harbor, and Penn Station.
For additional information, visit: http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/

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