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Tiburon: The Arts in Five Days

Program Number: 20310RJ
Start and End Dates:
1/27/2013 - 2/1/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Tiburon, California
Price starting at: $1,099.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Arts, Misc.; Art History/Criticism; Music Appreciation; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Immerse yourself in the arts in five days. Explore beautiful art, be moved by stimulating music and revisit memorable movies and television shows. See date specific notes for course titles.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Docent-led visits to the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and the China Cabin, a historic Tiburon landmark.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing on this program.




Date Specific Information

1-27-2013

Courses on this program are The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: From Vermeer to Van Gogh, The Music of Beethoven and Bach, Classic Cinema, The Evolution of Late Night TV and Swing/Big Band Jazz.
Enjoy the latest in hearing technology — listening devices — on this date.



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Tiburon

A charming town in Marin County, Tiburon affords stunning views of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge along a picturesque waterfront promenade. This idyllic town features a rich railroad and maritime history, and is also home to an eclectic, historic Main Street affectionately known as Ark Row.



Accommodations
Charming hotel located one block from the Tiburon waterfront. Spectacular views of San Francisco.
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Tiburon
  Tiburon 5 nights
 The Lodge at Tiburon
Type: Boutique Hotel
  Contact info: 1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon
  Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio
  Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $139 plus tax per night The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $139 plus tax per night The reduced Road Scholar rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates, based on availability.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration starts at 3pm on opening day. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon that night.
  End of Program:
After lunch at 1pm on closing day. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Tiburon
  Nearest city or town:  Tiburon
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Tiburon
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes to an hour 

 

Distance:

 

30 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 

Oakland International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

One hour, 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

37 miles

   

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Driving Directions
  From the east Take the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. $5 toll. When bridge ends, merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd which will merge onto Highway 101 going south. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the north Take Highway 101 South. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the south Take Highway 101 North. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make right on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind 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:
(Sunday, January 27)
   
 Afternoon: 3-4:30: Registration 4:30: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7pm: Introductions and social time
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Docent-led visits of two Tiburon landmarks: Railroad Museum & Ferry Depot and the China Cabin.
(Monday, January 28)

Note: .75 mile flat walk from hotel to Railroad Museum; .75 mile flat walk from Railroad Museum to China Cabin.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Music of Beethoven— The shadow of Ludwig van Beethoven was so intimidating to composers of the early 19th century that new genres of music were developed to avoid comparison to his symphonies, sonatas, and string quartets. No other composer in the history of western music has had this effect on the next generation, and the power and mastery of Beethoven’s music continues to enthrall us today. An examination of his music in relation to his life and time will enhance the understanding of Beethoven as a person and as an artist who changed the course of the history of his art form.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 1:30: Docent-led visit of the Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum: In 1884, Peter Donahue completed the extension of the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad to Point Tiburon transforming it into a major railroad & ferry terminus and maintenance yard. After the last train ran in 1967, the shoreline and the depot building were deeded to the Town of Tiburon for use as open space and a museum. On the ground floor is a railroad & ferry museum featuring a working scale model of the Point Tiburon yard circa 1900-1910. Upstairs is the restored stationmaster’s residence, 1913-1940. The Depot is the only surviving dual use terminal west of the Hudson River and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society) 3:00: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin: The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9: Swing/Big Band Jazz: Ellington, Basie, Goodman, Miller and Dorsey, all part of The Big Band Era (1935-1946) brought about the “jitterbug” craze and made Swing big business. This class will compare the styles of these leaders with live and recorded music. We’ll all learn the Blues, too.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, January 29)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Golden Age of Dutch Painting: From Vermeer to Van Gogh: Enjoy a tour of 17th century Dutch painting in all of its varieties: genre, still-life, portraiture, landscape. Learn how and why the artists focused on these themes and how the great master, Rembrandt, distinguished himself. This course is planned to coincide with two major exhibits at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco, January 26 to June 2, 2013: "Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis” and “Rembrandt’s Century.”
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema: 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: 5:30-6:30pm
 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: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, January 30)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Swing/Big Band Jazz
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 3-5: Classic Cinema
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9: TV or Not TV
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Field trip to deYoung Museum in San Francisco
(Thursday, January 31)

Note: Two hours at the deYoung. First hour is free time. Second hour is docent-led visit.



   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Dutch Art
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 2-6: Field trip to San Francisco's deYoung Museum for viewing of special exhibit, Rebrandt's Century, followed by docent-led visit of Girl with a Pearl Earring: Dutch Paintings from the Mauritshuis.
 Dinner: 6:15-7:15pm
 Evening: 7:30-8:15: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, February 1)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Music of Bach: Universally considered the finest composer of his time, Johan Sebastian Bach is one of the great music icons of world history. A master of every genre of the late-Baroque era with the exception of opera, Bach created some of the most enduring masterpieces of the classical music repertoire. Discussions will focus on the development of Bach’s music in relation to the chronology of his life.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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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