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
There is art after French Impressionism. See how painters like Van Gogh, Seurat, Cezanne reacted to the "crisis of Impressionism," applying new theories of color and space, and how Gauguin and the Symbolists built on old ideas.Lunch: Lunch in hotel
Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: Narrated bus trip to highlights of San Francisco.Dinner: Dinner in hotel
Evening: Free time to socialize with fellow participants.Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The idea that there are humans endowed with supernatural powers has existed throughout human history. The idea that these powers came from a pact with the Devil came into being at a specific time in the Middle Ages and affected societies around the world, justifying torture and murder. Why has this belief lasted into modern times? From Joan of Arc to Hollywood writers in the 1950s, the belief once based in religion has fed on politics and greed.Lunch: Lunch in hotelAfternoon: CLASS: The Great American Songbook: Where Have All the Tunes Gone?
Savor the unforgettable music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Rodgers & Hart as we discuss the careers and musical styles of America’s most popular songwriters from the 20s to the 50s. Enjoy such favorites as “I Got Rhythm,” “You’re The Top” and “White Christmas.”Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: The Great American Songbook: Where Have All the Tunes Gone?
Savor the unforgettable music of Gershwin, Porter, Berlin and Rodgers & Hart as we discuss the careers and musical styles of America’s most popular songwriters from the 20s to the 50s. Enjoy such favorites as “I Got Rhythm,” “You’re The Top” and “White Christmas.”
Lodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Discover the true genesis of the international mafia told from the point of view of the man who almost stopped them. In 1883, New York was in the midst of the worst crime wave in its history, much of it the result of the massive influx of immigrants from Naples and Sicily, and yet the NYPD did not have a single Italian speaking officer. Giuseppe 'Joseph' Petrosino was a shoeshine boy outside of Central Police Station at 300 Mulberry Street in New York. He was asked by the station captain, Alex "The Clubber" Williams, if he wanted to be a New York cop. He did. Over the next 26 years - starting with the aid of his lifelong friend, Police Commissioner and future president, Theodore Roosevelt - Petrosino founded the first "Untouchables" squad, perfected undercover work, created the NY Bomb Squad, and almost single-handedly stopped the Mafia from gaining a stranglehold on the nation. His nemesis was Vito Cascio Ferro - the model for Vito Corleone - the man who created the modern Mafia when he put the "organized" in organized crime, setting the stage for the men who would inherit his “family,” Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky.Dinner: Dinner in hotelEvening: CLASS: Petrosiono: The Real Godfather SagaLodging: 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 generations 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: Entertainment TBALodging: Hilton SFO BayfrontMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The program is concluded after lunch; hotel checkout is by noon.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch