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Tiburon: A Musical Mosaic in Five Days

Program Number: 20861RJ
Start and End Dates:
1/6/2013 - 1/11/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Tiburon, California
Price starting at: $1,099.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Appreciation
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    

Come on along and listen to a variety of melodies on this all-music extravaganza. Musical genres range from Broadway to classical, opera, jazz and movie scores. See date specific notes for courses.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.
• Visit San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall and War Memorial Opera House for a backstage exploration.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

1-6-2013

Courses are Piano Music of the Romantic Era, Femme Fatales of Opera, Legendary Broadway Composers, Swinging into the 50s and Music in the Movies: The Great Composers of Hollywood.
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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 with 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: Hotel's signature FeatherBorne Bed, complimentary wireless Internet access, bath and body products, DVD player, radio with iPod plug-in, work desk, room service from Tiburon Grill, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, plush bathrobes, air conditioning, complimentary newspaper
  Facility amenities: At The Lodge at Tiburon, the following services and amenities are at your disposal: Tiburon Grill, 24 hour complimentary business center, complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area), complimentary fitness center, outdoor heated pool and whirlpool spa, poolside cabanas, complimentary usage of beach cruisers, concierge services, complimentary DVD movie library, laundry/dry cleaning services (same day), complimentary self parking, outdoor fire pit and SkyDeck, pet friendly ($75 non-refundable fee, hotel must know in advance).
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Call for current rate. Please call Road Scholar at 650-557-9000 for current rate.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Call for current rate. Please call Road Scholar at 650-557-9000 for current rate.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration starts at 3pm. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon that night.
  End of Program:
After lunch at 1pm. 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

   

www.supershuttle.com

 
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 6)
   
 Afternoon: 3-4:30: Registration 4:30: Orientation
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm; 7:00: Opening night introductions.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, January 7)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Music in the Movies: Hollywood's Great Composers: 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.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 12:45-5:30: Field trip to San Francisco Performance Arts Center for docent-led visits of Davies Symphony Hall, War Memorial Opera House and Herbst Theater.
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9: Swingin' into the Fabulous Fifties: From zoot suits and saddle shoes to sock hops, malt shops and big tail fins we discover how the swing era climaxed, kept swinging, but with the help of television became a multi-layered pop culture with the Hit Parade, country music, rhythm and blues, and cool jazz. Enjoy the journey with songs such as I’m Beginning to See the Light, String of Pearls, Harbor Lights, The Tennesee Waltz, All Shook Up, Blueberry Hill, Take Five, Only You and Rock Around the Clock. Includes live, recorded music and video.
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, January 8)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30: Piano Music of the Romantic Era—No other instrument better exemplifies the Romantic era in music than the piano. More than a century after the fact, the music composed for the piano throughout the 19th century remains the staple for performers and audience members alike. No other classical music is more dearly loved. Piano masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, and others will engage, enrich and entertain participants.
 Lunch: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 3-5: 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!
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: Femme Fatales of Opera
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, January 9)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Legendary Broadway Composers: 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: Noon-1pm
 Afternoon: 3-5: Piano Music of the Romantic Era
 Dinner: 5:30-6:30pm
 Evening: 7-9pm: Swingin' into the Fabulous Fifties
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, January 10)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Legendary Broadway Composers
 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. 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: 7:15-8:30: Live entertainment
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, January 11)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30
 Morning: 9:30-11:30am: Music in the Movies: Hollywood's Great Composers
 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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