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The Arts in Five Days: Music, Movies, Art, Television and Comedy

Program Number: 20374RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/21/2012 - 10/26/2012; 7/31/2014 - 8/5/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $669.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; Art History/Criticism; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Enjoy an exceptional adventure in the arts in five days. Explore beautiful art, be moved by stimulating music and revisit memorable movies and television shows.




Highlights

• Attend classes taught by experts in their fields.
• Embark on a field trip in the San Francisco bay area, bringing your classroom experiences to life. See Date Specific Notes for details.
• Enjoy live entertainment closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on field trip.




Date Specific Information

10-21-2012

On this date the courses will be American Masters: Copland, Gershwin, Bernstein; Classic Cinema: The Greatest Films Ever; Post Impressionism; TV or Not TV: The Tube and Popular Culture and Men, Women & Comedy.



7-31-2014

"Americans Abroad: The Lure of Paris 1830-1900." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "The Art of Being Kennedy." "California Dreaming: Mark Twain, John Steinbeck, Jack London and Bret Harte." "Jazz and the Pop Song."
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



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Burlingame

A bustling suburb set between San Francisco Bay and the foothills of the Pacific Coast Range, Burlingame affords great views of San Francisco to the north from the walking paths along the bay.



Accommodations
Hotel overlooking San Francisco Bay. Indoor pool, gym, walking path, free airport shuttle and trolley to charming downtown Burlingame.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Richard Aldag

Richard Aldag is an active composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous symphonies, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He served as executive director of the Napa Valley Symphony from 2006-2012, and prior to this, served as executive director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Richard has served on the faculties of several schools, including Fordham University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
 
Maureen O'Brien

Maureen O'Brien earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees at Dominican University in San Rafael, California. She has taught art history courses at Sonoma State University, Dominican University and the College of Marin. Currently, she guest lectures at Dominican University and the College of Marin.
 
Jerry Frohmader

Jerry Frohmader is a composer, performer, teacher and arts administrator, whose compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. As assistant dean in the School of Music at the California Institute of Arts, Jerry composed a musical score for the opera "Victory Over the Sun" by Malevich. As a musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has been featured on the ABC News, CNN Travel and the PBS program SPARK.
 
Darwin Patnode

Darwin Patnode earned his Ph.D. in English from the University of Minnesota. He taught at the University of Wisconsin at River Falls and Santa Clara University. Darwin also worked at Foothill College in Los Altos as a teacher and as an administrator. He retired from Cal State Hayward and now speaks at senior complexes. Darwin is a member of Mensa.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
  Burlingame, CA 5 nights
 Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Type: Hotel
  Description: The Embassy Suites is located just nine miles south of San Francisco, and three miles south of the San Francisco airport, in the town of Burlingame. The hotel is located on the Bay, offering sweeping views of San Francisco and the East Bay. There is a flat walking path along the waterfront that stretches from the hotel 21 miles north and south, a large lagoon in back, and nearby parks. The interior of the hotel is spacious, with a huge central garden atrium that features waterfalls and pools.
  Contact info: 150 Anza Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-342-4600
web: www.embassysuites.com/en/es/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=SFOBGES
  Room amenities: Two room suite: TV w/cable and HBO, two telephones w/voicemail and high-speed internet ports, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, wet-bar, small refrigerator, microwave oven, table seating four, coffee machine, sofa bed. Rooms will be serviced daily.
  Facility amenities: Room service, heated indoor swimming pool, two jacuzzis, steam room, fitness center, free USA Today newspaper (Monday to Friday), coin laundry, laundry/valet service, ATM, baggage storage (fee), Gift Shop, lounge/bar, restaurant, news stand, safety deposit box, fax (fee), free high-speed internet station in lobby (printing extra), wireless internet access (fee), free parking for guests, free shuttle to and from San Francisco International Airport.
  Smoking allowed: Yes
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel at 650-292-7387. Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.
  Check in time: 4:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel at 650-292-7387. Call the Embassy Suites Sales Office at 650-292-7387. Price includes breakfast.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration starts at 3pm. You will be staying at Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after lunch at 1PM. You will be staying at Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Guests may park in the hotel's parking lot for free. Ask for a parking pass when you check in.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame, CA
  Nearest city or town:  Burlingame
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame, CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Oakland International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call Super Shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes to an hour. 

 

Distance:

 

35 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Embassy Suites Hotel Shuttle
phone: 650-342-4600

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Free
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

   

Free shuttle to/from SF Airport daily, every 20 mins, 5:10 am-11:50 pm (12-3 pm= every 30 mins). In Baggage Claim, go up one level to Level 2 (Departures), go out to center island Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Stop. Be sure you’re going to Embassy Suites, SF Airport/Burlingame. Shuttle has logos for Emb. Suites, Crown Plaza Suites, and Holiday Inn. If arriving before 5:10 am or after 11:50 pm, dial #68 on courtesy phone, tell operator your location, and on-call shuttle will get you at Shuttle Stop.

 

San Francisco International Airport

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle
Embassy Suites Hotel Shuttle
phone: 650-342-4600

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Free
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

   

Free shuttle to/from SF Airport daily, every 20 mins, 5:10 am-11:50 pm (12-3 pm= every 30 mins). In Baggage Claim, go up one level to Level 2 (Departures), go out to center island Hotel Courtesy Shuttle Stop. Be sure you’re going to Embassy Suites, SF Airport/Burlingame. Shuttle has logos for Emb. Suites, Crown Plaza Suites, and Holiday Inn. If arriving before 5:10 am or after 11:50 pm, dial #68 on courtesy phone, tell operator your location, and on-call shuttle will get you at Shuttle Stop.

 

San Francisco & East Bay

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Public Transportation
BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit)
phone: web--

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Depends upon which station departing from.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Depends upon which station departing from. 

   

Visit BART's website, www.bart.gov/ for full info on fares, schedules, routes, contact numbers and station locations. Buy ticket(s) at BART station. Take train to the San Francisco International Airport BART station, go out to Domestic Terminal, and take hotel's free shuttle to hotel (see instructions above).

 
Driving Directions
  From the east From I-580 West, take I-238 which connects to I-880, and then head south on I-880. You then exit to Hwy. 92 West, going across the San Mateo Toll Bridge. Then take Hwy. 101 North, exit at Anza Blvd., go straight two blocks to the hotel.
  From the north Take Hwy. 101 South, exit on Broadway/Burlingame. Take the second exit as you come off the freeway -- Airport Boulevard/Old Bayshore Highway. Turn right and go east over the Rollins Road overpass (you drive over the freeway). Turn right on Old Bayshore Highway. Turn left onto Airport Boulevard. Turn left on to Anza and go straight two blocks to the hotel.
  From the south Take Hwy. 101 North, exit at Anza Blvd., go straight two blocks to the hotel.
The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Orientation
(Sunday, October 21)
   
 Afternoon: 3:00 Room check in; 3-4:30: Program registration; 4:30: Orientation; 5:30-7:30: Complimentary drinks daily
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7:00: Introductions
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, October 22)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Men, Women and Comedy: What Does Gender Have To Do With What's Funny? Take my wife. Please. As Henny Youngman's famous line points out, it's a common theory of comedy (thank you, Freud) that one way we use humor is to exploit the anxiety, tension or anger we have about different things. Men making jokes about women, women making jokes about men, and both making jokes about marriage and sex, have been a staple of our comedy diet since the beginning. Take Aristophanes, please. Over 2400 years ago, his plays were filled with comedy about the genders. And those cave drawings in France? What do you think they were talking about? How she won't take out the garbage and how he put on a couple of extra pounds. Beginning with a short history of how gender has played out in humor, we will discuss the following questions: In what ways do the genders continue to battle out their differences through humor? What is the difference between women's humor and men's humor? Why does comedy tend to be so dominated by men? How do things change when a male or female say the same joke? How does gendered comedy challenge or uphold the values of the status quo? Employing audio and video examples and lots of jokes, this workshop, promises a lively, provocative and fun discussion.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema: The Greatest Films Ever: From Birth of a Nation to The Artist, going to the movies has been a treasured and shared experience for over a hundred years. We'll sample clips from some of the most famous films from then and now, and re-live those golden moments of the silver screen.
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7-9: TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture. From talk shows to reality shows, educational to MTV, sitcoms to soap operas, the box has engaged, enraged, enlightened, and delighted us for 60 plus years. We'll see and discuss clips from shows over the decades that have entertained us and influenced our societal values as well.
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, October 23)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Post Impressionism: 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 the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 3-5: American Masters: Here is a class that will explore the life and music of three of America’s greatest composers..Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. Join us as we listen and learn about Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, On The Town, Candide and West Side Story; Copland’s Billy The Kid, El Salon Mexico, Appalachian Spring, and Rodeo; & Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, An American in Paris, Porgy and Bess and selected Broadway shows. It’s all true Americana!
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7-9: American Masters
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, October 24)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Men, Women and Comedy
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 12:45-5: Bus trip to Cantor Arts Museum at Stanford University
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Closing ceremony
(Thursday, October 25)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Classic Cinema: The Greatest Films Ever
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 3-5: TV or Not TV? The Tube and Popular Culture
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining room.
 Evening: 7:15-8: Live musical entertainment
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Departure
(Friday, October 26)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Post Impressionism
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: Program over after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Burlingame, CA Bay Front trail
Walk along the scenic San Francisco Bay Trail adjacent to the bay and the Embassy Suites. You will see sweeping views of the South Bay, the East Bay cities of Oakland and Alameda and the San Francisco skyline.
  Downtown Burlingame
Downtown Burlingame is a charming retail area filled with interesting shops and restaurants. There are two different sections of the downtown area to stroll through as you window gaze. By Car: Take Anza Boulevard west, turn right onto Airport Blvd., left onto Broadway Ave. You will see a Caltrain station. This begins the Broadway Ave. retail area. To continue on to the Burlingame Ave. retail area, take a left on California Dr., and go 12-15 blocks. There will be a second Caltrain station at Washington Park; turn left or right onto Burlingame Avenue. The shopping district is filled with interesting shops and restaurants. By Trolley: The City of Burlingame sponsors a free trolley which stops at the hotel and takes you to downtown Burlingame every day except Sunday. The hotel has a map of the trolley route and timetables. The Burlingame Avenue CalTrain Station, located on California Drive, is a historic landmark. You may board trains to San Francisco here. For additional information, visit www.burlingame.org/
  Hiller Aviation Museum
Six miles from hotel. The museum’s 53,000 sq. ft. complex consists of a main exhibit hall, an entrance atrium, 35-seat theater, 50-seat conference center, and gift shop. The Restoration Shop, with its large picture windows, allows the visitor to witness the ongoing restoration process. Collection includes 50 aircraft exhibits: Vintage and futuristic aircraft, prototypes, photographic displays, and models are on display. Call for more info, and driving directions, at 650-654-0200, or visit their website. Open 7 days a week. For additional information, visit www.hiller.org
  NASA Ames Research Center
NASA Ames Exploration Center: Experience NASA technology and missions first hand; open Tuesday-Sunday 12-4, free admission; 650-604-6274 or 650-604-6497; Moffett Field; Take 101 south, Exit Moffett Blvd./NASA Parkway, at the stop light, turn right, as you approach Moffett Field, turn right at the stop sign before the main gate, The center is on the right, proceed behind the dome for parking. For additional information, visit www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/home/exploration.html
  San Francisco
Some of the main attractions in America's favorite city include Chinatown, Coit Tower, Telegraph Hill and North Beach, the Palace of Fine Arts, the Ferry Building and downtown Market Street, the Asian Art Museum, Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Park with the Japanese Tea Garden and deYoung Museum, Golden Gate Bridge, Mission Dolores, Nob Hill and Grace Cathedral, the Presidio with the Walt Disney Family Museum, Union Square, Yerba Buena Center with the SF Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Jewish Museum, the Cliff House and the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum. For additional information, visit www6.sfgov.org/index.aspx?page=5
  Stanford
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Pick up a self-guided tour map and walk around campus at your leisure, or take a one-hour, student-led Campus Walking Tour at 11am or 3:15pm. Suggested sights to see: Hoover Tower, Memorial Church, Cantor Arts Center and the Hanna Honeycomb House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Go south on 101 to Embarcadero Road. Travel three miles. Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street when you cross El Camino Real. Stay in the left lane and continue past the stadium. The entrance to the Visitor Center Lot is on the left just beyond Nelson Road. For additional information, visit www.stanford.edu/
  The Computer History Museum
The Computer History Museum explores the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society and is home to the largest collection of computing artifacts in the world. Wednesday-Sunday, 10-5; 650-810-1010; 1401 Shoreline Blvd, Mt. View; take 101 south exit Shoreline Blvd, turn left onto Shoreline, cross through intersection, museum on right. For additional information, visit www.computerhistory.org/
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