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EUGENE, OREGON

Singing at the Oregon Festival of American Music - “Makin’ Whoopee! Reflections on the Jazz Age”

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Program #14989RJ
7 Days | 6 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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.
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Sing out at the 2014 Oregon Festival of American Music, reveling in the unforgettable songs from the great Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s. The 2013 festival, “Hooray for Hollywood,” was a memorable celebration of songbook classics from the 1930s and 1940s, but those were just the early years of Hollywood’s golden age. With so much great song material left on the cutting room floor, OFAM 2014 is picking up where last year’s festival left off. Attend “Hooray for Hollywood: The Sequel" as clarinetist Ken Peplowski and top guest musicians present the song and dance of the great Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s in seven all-new concerts and a unique “Jazz Party” finale. Alongside your non-singing friends attending the sister program, be there at five festival events and hear presentations by Shedd Faculty and guest artists. Enhance your learning with screenings of historical films, a visit to the University of Oregon and much more.


Highlights

• The program includes B-level seats at five festival events: the Opening Gala Concert, a matinee performance of the Broadway musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” the Jazz Party and your choice of two other matinee concerts.
• Band leader Ken Peplowski invites you to sit in on a rehearsal for special insight into the concert-preparation process.
• Sing along to the great songs of Hollywood’s golden age, show off your talents by performing before an audience and enjoy a special discount on tickets to any additional performances you choose to attend.

Program Notes

Program includes B-level seats to five events, including three preselected events and two matinees of your choice. Upgrades to A-level seating are available. Cost varies with venue from $3.25 to $9. Tickets for additional concerts are available at a 15-percent discount.

Activity Notes

Walk up to four blocks. Shuttles do not have wheelchair lifts.

Coordinated by The Shedd Institute for the Arts.


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6 nights of accommodations
17 meals: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 6 dinners
7 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
8 Hands-on experiences
9 Performances

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