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4 Days | 3 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. 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.
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Based on Dubose Heyward's 1925 novel Porgy, George Gershwin's Porgy and Bess was debuted in 1935. Described by Gershwin as a "folk-opera," the work did not come into its own as an accepted operatic masterpiece until 1976. Savor the works of Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein with our expert lecturer, who brings the performer’s perspective. Step back into the '40s and '50s to learn how this collaboration between two mature, seasoned professionals created a musical theater empire.


• Examine the various personalities associated with Porgy and Bess and explore its wonderful melodies: I Got Plenty O' Nuttin, Bess, You is my Woman Now, It Ain't Necessarily So, and Summertime.
• Explore “inside stories” about Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ground-breaking American musicals Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, and The King & I.
• Delight in performances by Peabody artists and exceptional students, and enjoy free access to the world-class Walters Art Museum across the street from campus.

Coordinated by Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.

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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
8 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
5 Performances


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