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Santa Fe Summer Cultural Kaleidoscope: Opera, O’Keeffe, and More!

Program Number: 11298RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/25/2013 - 6/30/2013; 7/14/2015 - 7/19/2015; 7/21/2015 - 7/26/2015; 7/28/2015 - 8/2/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price starting at: $1,199.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Opera; History & Culture Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Low Salt; Low Fat; Gluten Free    

During the summer months, Santa Fe is transformed into a lively cultural phenomenon. Learn about the centuries-old history of the area, including how Native American and Spanish contributions influenced architecture, art and cuisine. Attend two performances at Santa Fe Opera after discussing the 2014 season, and explore the opera’s backstage area.
Enjoy classes on New Mexico art, including one about Georgia O'Keeffe, and learn about local arts and culture on field trips.




Highlights

• Attend two performances at the Santa Fe Opera after discussing the Opera season, enjoy a backstage look at the remarkable opera house.
• Trace Santa Fe’s fascinating history, multicultural diversity and art from early traditional styles to present-day contemporary gems.
• Take a field trip to Shidoni Foundry in Tesuque.



Activity Particulars

Walking up to one mile over uneven, paved and packed-dirt terrain. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.




Date Specific Information

6-25-2013

Offenbach’s “La Grande-Duchesse de Gerolstein” (opening night), Mozart’s “Marriage of Figaro” (opening night)



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Santa Fe

A cosmopolitan city famous for its world-renowned opera, chamber and choral music and for its art and artists, Santa Fe is situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Nearby, eight historic, continuously occupied pueblos and small Hispanic villages divulge a heritage that is impeccably preserved in this multi-cultural state capital.



Accommodations
Comfortable hotel with heated pool.

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

Oliver Prezant has presented lectures for the Santa Fe Opera, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, and numerous other organizations. He is the Music Director and Conductor of the award-winning Santa Fe Community Orchestra, and was on the faculty of The College of Santa Fe for many years. He studied conducting at The Pierre Monteux School and is a graduate of The Mannes College of Music in New York City.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
  Santa Fe 5 nights
 DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Type: Full Service Hotel
  Description: The hotel is designed to reflect the spirit and culture of Santa Fe. Six miles from downtown's Historic Plaza area, the hotel is near public transportation.
  Contact info: 4048 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87507 USA
phone: 505-473-4646
web: doubletree1.hilton.com/en_US/dt/hotel/SAFCRDT-DoubleTree-by-Hilton-Hotel-Santa-Fe
  Room amenities: Rooms feature Southwestern decor. You'll also find hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, dataports, refrigerators upon request, cable television, and more. Rooms feature luxurious Sweet Dreams by Double Tree Sleep Experience beds, in-room coffee maker with Wolfgang Puck coffee, in-room Wi-Fi, 37-inch HDTV, room service, and more.
  Facility amenities: Indoor-outdoor heated pool and spa surrounded by adobe-style patio, 24-hour business center, complimentary printing service, fax, Notary Public, photo copying service, automated teller (ATM), coin operated laundry, laundry/valet service, local area transportation, lounge, multi-lingual staff, news stand, room service, safety deposit box, snack shop, fitness room, on-site restaurant and more.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Best seasonal rates Arrange for pre and post stays directly with hotel at (505) 473-4646
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Best seasonal rates Arrange for pre and post stays directly with hotel at (505) 473-4646
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check into hotel anytime after 3:00 PM, then register with program's group leader from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM in designated area at hotel You will be staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after buffet breakfast in hotel dining room between 6:00 & 10:00 AM; checkout by noon. You will be staying at DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. No special documents or waivers required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is free at the hotel. Participants have access to their vehicles throughout the program.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Santa Fe
  Nearest city or town:  Albuquerque
  Nearest highway: I-25
  Nearest airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport and Santa Fe Airport (very small; commuter service from Denver only)
  From End of Program
  Location: Santa Fe
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Santa Fe

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$27
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

   

Let shuttle service know, when you make reservations, when you'll be returning to Albuquerque. This shuttle also picks up and delivers to the Albuquerque AMTRAK STATION. Reservations for the shuttles must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date, or your place will not be guaranteed on the shuttle.

 

Albuquerque

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$27
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

   

Let shuttle service know, when you make reservations, the hotel where you'll need to be dropped off in Santa Fe and when you wish to return to Albuquerque. This shuttle also picks up and delivers to the Albuquerque AMTRAK STATION. Reservations for the shuttles must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date, or your place will not be guaranteed on the shuttle.

 
Driving Directions
  Albuquerque International Airport Exit airport west onto Sunport Boulevard, which will take you to Interstate 25. Go north on I-25 to Santa Fe exit 278, Cerrillos Road (approximately 55-60 miles). Travel about 2.5 miles into Santa Fe. DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe is at the intersection of Airport/Rodeo Road and Cerrillos Road and will be on your RIGHT. There is a stoplight at that intersection: the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe is about a block further.
  I-25 (all directions) From Albuquerque (I-25) or from Denver (I-25), or from Las Vegas, NM (I-25), exit onto Cerrillos Road (exit 278). Go approximately two miles into town; the DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe is located on your right, just after the major intersection of Rodeo/Airport and Cerrillos Road. The hotel address is 4048 Cerrillos Road.
Elevation Note: Santa Fe is at an elevation of 7,000'.

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: Arrive in Santa Fe
(Tuesday, June 25)
   
 Arrive To: Check into hotel anytime after 3:00 PM. Between 4:00 and 5:30 PM, register with our program group leader in a designated area at the hotel.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel dining room from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
 Evening: Program orientation and introductions in hotel meeting room from 7:00 to 8:30 PM
   
Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning Classes on Local History and the Art of Georgia O'Keeffe/Guided Walking and Bus Exploration of Santa Fe/State Capitol Art collection/Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
(Wednesday, June 26)

Note: Walking up to one mile over uneven paved and packed dirt terrain over course of the day. Standing up to one hour at State Capitol and O'Keeffe Museum (opportunities to sit if needed)



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 7:00 to 8:00 AM
 Morning: Enjoy classes about historic and contemporary Santa Fe and the art of Georgia O'Keeffe. Classes are from 8:00 to 11:30 AM, with two breaks scheduled during the morning.
 Lunch: Bus departs at 12:00 PM for lunch destination. Lunch at India Palace (buffet) from 12:30 - 1:30 PM
 Afternoon: This afternoon experience a guided walking and bus exploration of Santa Fe, "The City Different;" stops include Santa Fe's historic downtown Plaza and other sites as selected by instructional guide. From 2:45 - 3:45 PM, you'll visit the lovely Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Then, have a visit to the State Capitol Building of New Mexico, complete with a guided exploration of its amazing art collection from 4:00 - 5:00 PM. Many of the state's most famous artists are represented here. The bus will depart for the hotel at 5:00 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 6:00 - 7:00 PM
 Evening: Special presentation in hotel meeting room from 7:00 - 8:30 PM
   
Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Morning Classes on Cuisine and Wine/Backstage Visit at Santa Fe Opera/Free Afternoon/Dinner on Your Own/Free Evening
(Thursday, June 27)

Note: Walking of up to a mile over the course of the day over paved terrain. Opera backstage tour has walking up and down several flights of stairs; a reduced-activity tour is available if participant requests it in advance. Walking during free time is up to participant's own discretion.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 7:00 to 8:00 AM
 Morning: Enjoy classes about New Mexico cuisine and wines. Classes are from 8:30 to 11:45 AM, with one break scheduled during the morning.
 Lunch: Lunch in the hotel dining room at 12:00 - 1:00 PM
 Afternoon: At 1:30 PM, bus will depart front of hotel for field trip to Santa Fe Opera for a backstage visit at 2:00 PM. This will involves some walking uphill and several flights of stairs. If you can't handle the stairs, please let the Road Scholar Santa Fe office know in advance (505-983-0613), and we'll arrange for a handicapped tour for you. There will be a free time downtown from 3:30 - 5:00 PM. You may wish to return to the hotel at 5:00 PM, or stay downtown for dinner on your own. If you wish to go back to the hotel, there are several restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, as dinner is on your own. City bus or taxi service can return those choosing to stay downtown back to the hotel after dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner is "on your own" tonight
 Evening: Free evening
   
Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Classes on Traditional and Contemporary Art and on the Santa Fe Opera/ Lunch at Rancho de Chimayo/Santa Fe Opera's performance of Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein"
(Friday, June 28)

Note: Walking up to a mile over course of the day over packed dirt terrain in Chimayo, and paved terrain at Santa Fe Opera.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 7:00 to 8:00 AM
 Morning: Enjoy classes about the traditional and contemporary art scene and the Santa Fe Opera season. Classes are from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, with two breaks scheduled during the morning.
 Lunch: Bus departs at 12:00 PM for trip to Chimayo, NM, where you'll have lunch at the historic Rancho de Chimayo from 12:45 - 1:45 PM.
 Afternoon: Bus departs at 1:45 PM for the Santuario de Chimayo, followed by visits to family-owned weaving shops. Learn about the history of the owners and the area from your guide. The bus departs for Santa Fe at 3:15 PM, arriving back at about 4:00 so you can rest and relax before dinner.
 Dinner: Dinner at the hotel from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
 Evening: At 6:30 PM, bus departs for the pre-opera talk at Santa Fe Opera prior to their opening night performance of Offenbach's "The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein." Offenbach's riotous opera features the fabulous mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the title role. Spoiled and domineering, the Grand Duchess gets what she wants - until she set her sights on the young soldier Fritz (Paul Appleby). Her amorous pursuit mobilizes everything we need for a howling good time: wealth, wine and wicked satire. Performance begins at 8:30 PM. Bus will return to hotel LATE (approximately 12:00 AM!) (This is the opera's opening night, when many attendees show off their finery. While formal attire isn't necessary - business or business casual is fine - this is your chance to dress up if you'd like!)
   
Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Classes on History and the Santa Fe Opera'/Field Trip to Pecos/Santa Fe Opera Performance of "The Marriage of Figaro"
(Saturday, June 29)

Note: Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over paved and packed dirt terrain. Walk from bus to Santa Fe Opera house, with some steps at the Opera house.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel dining room from 8:00 to 9:00 AM
 Morning: Enjoy classes about New Mexico history from 9:00 - 10:00 AM. Also learn more about the opera you'll see tonight, Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" from 10:15 - 11:45 AM.
 Lunch: Lunch at the hotel from 12:00 to 1:00 PM
 Afternoon: Bus will depart for Pecos National Historical Monument at 1:15 PM. Return to the hotel in Santa Fe by 4:30 PM.
 Dinner: Program closing and dinner at the hotel from 5:15 - 6:30 PM
 Evening: Bus departs hotel at 6:30 PM to take you to the pre-opera talk at the Santa Fe Opera prior to their performance of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro." Based on a daring play by Beaumarchais, a French supporter of the American Revolution whose modern ideas challenged traditional thinking on class and privilege, its bold assertion of human dignity is present throughout Lorenzo da Ponte's libretto and Mozart's score. It takes the form of a dizzying sex farce that culminates in a profound expression of redemptive love. The cast includes the return of rising star Susanna Phillips as the Countess Almaviva and Daniel Okulitch as her wayward husband. John Nelson conducts.

Bus returns to hotel late!

   
Accommodations: DoubleTree by Hilton Santa Fe
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Breakfast and Hotel Check-Out/Departure
(Sunday, June 30)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast is served buffet style in hotel dining room from 6:00 AM until 10:00 AM; you may depart at any time in the morning. Check-out time from the hotel is 12:00 PM.
 Morning: Independent departures from the hotel. Checkout time is by 12:00 noon.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Santa Fe General Overview
Museums and galleries, e.g., Palace of the Governors Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Spanish Colonial Museum, Laboratory of Anthropology, Rancho de los Golondrinas (recreation of a Spanish Colonial village), Gerald Peters Gallery, Nedra Matteucchi (Fenn) Gallery, Alan Houser Sculpture Garden, Houshang's Gallery, Alene Lapides Gallery, Laurel Seth Gallery and many more. Historic buildings and churches include Sena Plaza, El Santuario de Guadalupe, the Oldest House, San Miguel Mission, St. Francis Cathedral, the Chapel of Loretto (with its miraculous staircase!) and Cristo Rey Church. During late June, July and August, the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale and Santa Fe Opera are in full swing and there are many theatre productions and concerts going on in the city year round. The Santa Fe Visitors' Guide provides seasonal listings of events, as does New Mexico Magazine. A link to Santa Fe's calendar of events, web sites and telephone numbers is listed below. For additional information, visit www.santafe.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.

Suggested Reading List


Bless Me, Ultima


Author: Anaya, Rudolfo


Cooking With the Santa Fe Opera


Author: Santa Fe Opera Guild


Georgia O'Keeffe and New Mexico: A Sense of Place


Author: Buhler Lynes/Poling-Kempes/Turner


Georgia O'Keeffe: A Life


Author: Robinson, Roxana


Indian Arts of the Southwest


Author: Page, Susanne & Jake


Portrait of an Artist: A Biography of Georgia O'Keeffe


Author: Lisle, Laurie


Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide


Author: Daniel Gibson


Description: One of the best and most definitive books on the Pueblos along the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Information about pueblo events including feast days and special dances included, as well as a page or two of information about the origination and history of each pueblo. An excellent book for anyone interested in New Mexico's pueblos and the people who keep the traditions alive.



The Essence of Santa Fe: From a Way of Life to a Style


Author: Hammett, Jerilou & Kingsley


The Pink Adobe Cookbook


Author: Rosalea Murphy


Description: From the long-time owner and creator of one of Santa Fe's most famous restaurants, The Pink Adobe, this cookbook features many of the unique and delicious recipes created by Rosalea Murphy and some of her top chefs.



The Santa Fe Opera: An American Pioneer


Author: Huscher, Phillip


The Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook


Author: Susan D. Curtis


Description: Contains some of the very best recipes from Santa Fe School of Cooking and features glorious photography.



The Wines of New Mexico


Author: Sandersier, Andy




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