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A Musical Medley on San Francisco Bay

Program Number: 20373RJ
Start and End Dates:
3/14/2013 - 3/19/2013; 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: $899.00 - 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

3-14-2013

Femme Fatales of Opera. The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present/Swing. Big Band Jazz. Dazzling Dames of Broadway. Music in the Movies: Hollywood’s Great Composers.
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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
   Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
  Burlingame 5 nights
 Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: Hotel is located only two miles from San Francisco International Airport. Situated just five minutes from downtown Burlingame, the hotel is near shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Downtown San Francisco is just 30 minutes away.
  Contact info: 600 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010 USA
phone: 650-340-8500
web: www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/hilton-san-francisco-airport-bayfront-SFOAPHF/index.html
  Room amenities: Spacious room with windows that open, flat screen 42-inch HDTV monitor with premium channels, high-speed internet access ($9.95/day), laptop safe, coffee maker with complimentary regular and decaffeinated coffee and tea.
  Facility amenities: Wired or Wifi Internet access, 24-hour business center, fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hotel bar and restaurant included on the premises.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call hotel for best rates. Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call hotel for best rates. Call hotel at 650-340-8500 for best available rate at time of program.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3pm for hotel check-in and program registration. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront that night.
  End of Program:
1pm after lunch on closing day. You will be staying at Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Burlingame
  Nearest city or town:  Burlingame
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International
  From End of Program
  Location: Burlingame
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
 
Driving Directions
  From highway. From the San Francisco Airport and 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 (driving over the freeway). Turn right on Old Bayshore Highway. Turn left onto Airport Blvd., then left onto Anza. From the South: Take Hwy. 101 north, exit at Anza Blvd., go straight two blocks to the Embassy Suites. From the East: Take 580 west to 238 to 880 south. Take Hwy. 92 west, and cross the San Mateo Toll Bridge. Take Hwy. 101 north, exit at Anza Blvd., go straight two blocks to the Embassy Suites. By train: Amtrak: 800-872-7245; By bus: Greyhound: 800-231-2222
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:
(Thursday, March 14)
   
 Afternoon: 3pm: Program registration; hotel registration; 4:30: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7pm: Introductions, social time
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Friday, March 15)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Femme Fatales Of Opera: Sexy, alluring, intelligent and dangerous, the femme fatale has long intrigued opera composers, from Monteverdi to Massanet, from Bizet to Berg. We look at their seductive beauties in Carmen, Manon, Salome and others. Could be a hot week!
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: 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.
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7-9: Music in the Movies -- The Great Composers of Hollywood: From the father of film music, Max Steiner ("Gone with the Wind"), to the brooding work of Bernard Herrmann, to the sublime work of Henry Mancini, we cover the spectrum of Hollywood's great musical scores and their effect on films that we love.
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Saturday, March 16)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present: At the turn of the 19th century, Ludwig van Beethoven established the symphony as the leading genre of orchestral music. Composers since that time have made their boldest, most innovative musical ideas in the symphony genre. A symphonic journey will be undertaken from Beethoven’s masterpieces to present day symphonies, with stops along the way including Schubert, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, and Shostakovich among others.
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: The Symphony from Beethoven to the Present
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: Free Time
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Sunday, March 17)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Femme Fatales of Opera
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30: Swing/Big Band Jazz
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7-9: Music in the Movies -- The Great Composers of Hollywood
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Monday, March 18)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: The Dazzling Dames of Broadway : Musical theater fans always have adored the great Broadway divas. We look at some of these leading ladies such as Ethel Merman, Mary Martin and Bernadette Peters to see what special magic launched them into super stardom.
 Lunch: Noon
 Afternoon: 12:45-5: Field trip to San Francisco for backstage docent-led visits Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House and Herbst Theater.
 Dinner: 5:30
 Evening: 7:15-8: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Tuesday, March 19)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Dazzling Dames of Broadway
 Lunch: Noon; Program is over after lunch; Hotel checkout is noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Burlingame Bay Front trail
There is the Bay Front trail, excellent for walking or jogging, along San Francisco Bay right in front of the hotel, with fabulous views of the Bay and four-acre park and lagoon. Trail features a small fishing pier at the far end of the hotel's parking lot, for scenic views or angling. Many bird-watching opportunities!
  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. $6 for seniors 65+, $9 for adults under 65. For additional information, visit www.hiller.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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