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Oregon Festival of American Music 2016 – “GI Jive: 1939-1945”

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7 Days | 6 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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The 25th anniversary OFAM will focus on WWII and the role popular music and entertainment played in boosting the spirits of folks both at home and away at war. We’ll pay tribute to that morale-building effort from the Stage Door Canteens to the famed USO “Camp Shows”, the multitude of Armed Forces Radio Service programs, and the unique “V-Discs” recording project through a packed week of concerts, lectures and films. And what music! All the big bands — Glenn Miller, Harry James, Benny Goodman, Kay Kyser; the jazz greats — Ellington, Kenton, Armstrong, Waller; the singers — Judy Garland, Bing Crosby, Hoagy Carmichael, The Andrews Sisters; and the comedians with Bob Hope in the lead. Program includes six of eight concerts — and you can add them all!


• The program includes B-level seats at six festival concerts: the Opening Gala and Finale Concerts, a Jazz cabaret, and your choice of and evening and two matinee concerts.
• Guest artist presentations, a behind the scenes rehearsal, and period films add depth and historical context.
• A visit to the University of Oregon’s Natural History or Schnitzer Art museums lets you see the changing exhibitions and lovely campus.

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Program includes B-level seats to 6 events, including 3 preselected events and an evening and 2 matinees of your choice. Upgrades to A-level seating are available. Cost varies with venue from $3.25 to $11.25. Tickets for additional concerts are available at a 15-percent discount. Love to sing? You may be interested in program #14989: Singing at the Oregon Festival of American Music - "Makin’ Whoopee! Reflections on the Jazz Age"

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Walk up to four blocks from hotel to Shedd Institue. 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
11 Expert-led lectures
2 Field trips
9 Performances


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