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A Musical Medley on San Francisco Bay

Program Number: 20373RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/11/2012 - 11/16/2012; 4/30/2015 - 5/5/2015; 8/6/2015 - 8/11/2015; 10/8/2015 - 10/13/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Burlingame, California
Price starting at: $692.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway! Musical theater is just one of the rousing courses you will enjoy in our all-music program. We will delve into classical music that stirs our souls and explore other genres of music guaranteed to entertain, enlighten, and inspire. Be immersed in a melodious potpourri of composers, entertainers, musicians, and performances for a delightful musical adventure.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Enjoy a field trip to San Francisco for a backstage docent-led visit to Davies Symphony Hall and the War Memorial Opera House.
• Enjoy live musical entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

11-11-2012

Courses are Swing, Swing, Swing!, Romantic Piano Music, Composers of Broadway, The Singer-Songwriters, and Golden Age of Opera. Field trip to San Francisco Conservatory of Music for choice of voice or cello recitals.



4-30-2015

"Mozart's Viennese Operas." "Music That Tells a Story." "20th Century American Music." Swing/Big Band Jazz." "Composers of Broadway." Note: On this program, the field trip will be a performance of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" at Opera San Jose instead of docent-led visits to Davies Symphony Hall and the War Memorial Opera House.
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8-6-2015

"Three Centuries of Sonatas." "Great American Dancers." "Love & Tragedy in 19th Century Operas." "Dazzling Dames of Broadway." "Singers of the 70s."
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10-8-2015

"Music of Beethove & Bach." "Memorable Film Scores." "Choral Masterworks." "Poets of Broadway." "Singer/Songwriters of the 60s."
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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 City of Burlingame shuttle 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.
 
Bonnie Weiss

Bonnie Weiss has served as writer, producer and director for ten Bay Area cabaret shows, including producing the work of Stephen Sondheim. She holds a bachelor’s in theater education and is founder and president of Musical Theater Lovers United, a club for Broadway and Hollywood music buffs. She currently teaches musical theater history and appreciation at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and writes for Stage Directions, a magazine for theater educators, and for The Sondheim Review.
 
Mark Levy

Mark Levy has performed and taught around the country for 30 years at synagogues, Jewish community centers, Lehrhaus Judaica, Workmen's Circle and other Jewish groups. He has appeared throughout the country and abroad as a singer and lecturer who specializes in traditional Judaic folk music, Jewish humor, and Klezmer history and theory. “Nu, You Think That's Funny?” was developed in a Catskill hotel one summer and includes jokes, film and audio clips that chronicle 100 years of Jewish jokesters.
 
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.
 
Leslie Friedman

A scholar of history and the arts, Dr. Leslie Friedman is as well known for her academic achievements as she is for being an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. After receiving her Ph.D. in history from Stanford and her A.B. from Vassar, she was named a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of London. Dr. Friedman has taught history at schools including Stanford and Vassar, and her writing has been published world wide. Dr. Friedman also received the first Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for International Dance Scholarship, and was a Fellow at The Alden Dow Creativity Center. She was selected by The State Department as the first American to perform with joint U.S./host country sponsorship in many nations, including the USSR and China. She is artistic director of San Francisco’s The Lively Foundation, and co-editor of The Hedgehog, the international arts review.
 
Scott Foglesong

Scott Fogleson is the chair of musicianship and music theory at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where he has been a faculty member since 1978. He also teaches at UC Berkeley, where he has the privilege of introducing young people to western art music. A contributing writer and pre-concert lecturer for the San Francisco Symphony, he also serves as program annotator and scholar-in-residence for the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. As a pianist, he has appeared with the Francesco Trio, Chanticleer, members of the San Francisco Symphony, and solo and chamber recitals nationwide in a repertoire ranging from Renaissance through ragtime, jazz, and modern. As pianist and lecturer, he has been on radio’s “West Coast Weekend” and “Breakfast Jam” and on various recording labels. In 2008, he was the recipient of the Sarlo Award for Excellence in Teaching.
 
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 shuttle company 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 & 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).

 

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.

 
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, November 11)
   
 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, November 12)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Composers of Broadway: Gershwin, Kern, Berlin, Porter and Rodgers are among the gifted composers most influential in creating and shaping the unique sound of the American musical. You'll learn all about their remarkable lives and view rare film performances of their songs.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: Free Time
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7-9: Golden Age of Opera: Come listen to the greatest operatic voices from the dawn of recorded sound to the present. From Caruso to Ponselle, Sills and Pavarotti, hear what made these voices so sublime. Plus, you’ll hear fun and dramatic anecdotes about the world of opera!
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, November 13)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Composers of Broadway
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 3-5: The Singer-Songwriters: From the ‘50s sounds of Chuck Berry, through the protest-oriented songs of Bob Dylan and the wide-ranging career of Paul Simon, the singer-songwriters have made the pop song the definitive means of expression in modern culture. This class will compare the styles of these leaders, as well as Billy Joel, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carley Simon & James Taylor with live and recorded music
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining area.
 Evening: 7-9: The Singer-Songwriters
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, November 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Romantic Piano Music: During the 19th century, the piano was the social and entertainment center of the home. From Chopin to Beethoven to Listz, the era witnessed the world's greatest piano music. We will study the great romantic composers and their music.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: Romantic Piano Music
 Dinner: Dinner in the hotel dining area.
 Evening: 6:45-10:45: Field trip to San Francisco Conservatory of Music for choice of voice or cello recitals.
   
Accommodations: Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco-Airport/Burlingame
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Closing ceremony
(Thursday, November 15)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in the atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Swing, Swing, Swing!: The music that got us on our feet was called jazz, big band, swing. Hear the artists who made jazz memorable: Louis Armstrong, Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glen Miller, The Dorseys, Billie Holiday, Dinah Shore and more.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining area.
 Afternoon: 2:30-4:30: Swing, Swing, Swing!
 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, November 16)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in atrium.
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Golden Age of Opera
 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/
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. 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.


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