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National Road Scholar Music Performance Weeks at Hidden Valley

Program Number: 6253RJ
Start and End Dates:
10/6/2013 - 10/11/2013; 10/5/2014 - 10/10/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Carmel Valley, California
Price starting at: $485.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Participation
Meals: 13; 5 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners    

Make music with us during one of these two weeks at Hidden Valley Music Seminars. We form a women's chorus for the first week and the big band players gather for the second week. All participate in rehearsals and performances under the guidance of seasoned professional conductor/teachers. Select the week that features your instrument or voice - it will be filled with inspiring musical sessions and a festive concert or big band dinner dance.




Highlights

• Expert conductors offer pointers and constructive critique during group rehearsals.
• Join in small ensemble free-lancing during the non-rehearsal periods.
• Delight in a chance to perform with fellow Road Scholars, culminating a week of rehearsals and camaraderie.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking on flat terrain.



Repertoire will be selected at the beginning of the program in order to accommodate the number of participants and their skills. Women-only in the chorus week.




Date Specific Information

10-6-2013

This week will focus on both Orchestra and Chorale.



10-5-2014

Big Band Week. Repertoire will be selected at the beginning of the program in order to accommodate the number or participants and their skills.



Coordinated by Hidden Valley Institute.




Carmel Valley

Still charmingly rural, Carmel Valley today includes not only rustic ranches, but also modern wineries and art galleries. This inland region, most famously described in the writings of John Steinbeck, is neighbor to nearby Carmel and Monterey Bay.



Accommodations
Simple, single-story residence on-campus with small, cheery rooms, two twin beds and private baths or upgraded accommodations at country inn directly adjacent to campus.
Meals and Lodgings
   Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall
  Carmel Valley, CA 5 nights
 Hidden Valley Inn
Type: Inn
  Description: Charming Inn adjacent to Hidden Valley campus, all rooms non-smoking.
  Contact info: 102 West Carmel Valley Rd
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 800-367-3336
web: www.countrygardeninns.com/
  Room amenities: •Brandy-lacquered rattan furniture •French Country décor •Floral spreads •In-room coffeemaker •Hairdryer •Cable TV •Iron with board
  Facility amenities: Free Wireless Internet Access; In-room spa services; Outdoor pool; B’Que with picnic area; Walking distance to village & restaurants; Free parking
  Smoking allowed: No

 Wright Hall
Type: Campus/Dorm
  Contact info: Carmel Valley Road at Ford Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924 USA
phone: 831-659-3115
  Smoking allowed: No


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check in 2:00-5:00 PM. You will be staying at Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall that night.
  End of Program:
After 8 AM breakfast You will be staying at Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Ample free parking
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Carmel Valley, CA
  Nearest city or town:  Carmel Valley
  Nearest highway: Highway 1, Highway 68, Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  Monterey Peninsula Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Carmel Valley, CA
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Carmel

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Central Coast Taxi
phone: 831-646-8294

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $30
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 12 miles

   

The Amtrak train has a service which brings people by bus to an outdoor terminal in Carmel. You must give Carmel as your final destination when purchasing your tickets for the train. You must be able to manage your own luggage to use this service.

 

Salinas

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Sal's Taxi
phone: 831-422-7276

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $60
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 35 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 25 miles

 

San Jose

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Monterey/Salinas Airbus
phone: 831-373-7777

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$35 subject to change without notice
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 1 1/2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 80 miles

   

The Airbus takes riders to an outdoor terminal in Monterey. Hidden Valley can provide transportation by prior arrangement from Monterey terminals except Amtrak bus ($20/person).

 

Salinas

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Sal's Taxi
phone: 831-422-7276

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $60
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 35 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 25 miles

   

The Amtrak train has a service which brings people by bus to an outdoor terminal in Carmel. You must give Carmel as your final destination when purchasing your tickets for the train. You must be able to manage your own luggage to use this service. Central Coast Taxi (831-636-3333) serves this area and can bring you to Hidden Valley.

 

San Francisco

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Monterey/Salinas Airbus
phone: 831-373-7777

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$45 subject to change without notice
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 2 hours 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 100 miles

   

The Airbus takes riders to an outdoor terminal in Monterey. Hidden Valley can provide transportation by prior arrangement from Monterey terminals except Amtrak bus ($20/person).

 

Monterey Peninsula

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi
Central Coast Taxi
phone: 831-646-8294

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Approximately $30
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 20 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

Approximately 10 miles

   

Hidden Valley can provide transportation by prior arrangement from Monterey terminals except Amtrak bus ($20/person).

 
Driving Directions
  Anywhere Hidden Valley is located exactly 11.2 miles east of Hwy 1 on the Carmel Valley Road (G-16) in Carmel Valley, California. Traveling east on G-16, Hidden Valley is located on the right side just past Ford Road. The campus entrance is distinguished by a hand-carved sign denoting Hidden Valley, An Institute of the Arts. Traveling on Hwy 101 heading north (from the south), take the Monterey Peninsula exit in Salinas (called Sanborn Road) and follow it west (Sanborn Rd. becomes Blanco Road) to Hwy 68. Turn left onto Hwy 68 (west) and follow it about 9 miles until you see a sign for Laureles Grade (G-20) to Carmel Valley. Turn left onto G-20 and follow it until it ends (6 miles) at Carmel Valley Road. Turn left again and follow it to Hidden Valley (approx. 2 miles). Traveling on Hwy 101 heading south (from the north), Take the Monterey Peninsula/Hwy 156 exit and follow it west about 5 miles where it will automatically put you onto Hwy 1. Traveling on Hwy 1, simply come to the Carmel Valley Road (just south of Carmel) and once on the Carmel Valley Road, come out 11.2 miles.
Elevation Note: Sea level

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, October 6)
   
 Afternoon: 2:00 – 5:00 pm Check-In
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Welcome Dinner & Orientation
   
Accommodations: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, October 7)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 10:00 am Rehearsal
 Morning: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast
 Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch
 Afternoon: 2:00 pm Natural History of the Monterey Peninsula: A coastal biologist explores the Natural History that contributes to making Carmel/Monterey a world famous area.
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner
 Evening: 7:00 pm Rehearsal
   
Accommodations: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, October 8)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 10:00 am Rehearsal
 Lunch: Sack lunch provided for free afternoon.
 Afternoon: Free Afternoon to explore the area. Sack lunches provided.
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner
 Evening: 7:00 pm Rehearsal
   
Accommodations: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, October 9)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 10:00 am Rehearsal
 Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch
 Afternoon: 1:30 pm Jack London tells participants about his life & work.
 Dinner: 6:00 pm Dinner
 Evening: 7:00 pm Rehearsal
   
Accommodations: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, October 10)
   
 Breakfast: 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 7:30 am Long, slow stretching and breathing exercises prepare particpants for the day's activities followed by 8:30 am Breakfast
 Morning: 10:00 am Rehearsal
 Lunch: 12:00 pm Lunch
 Afternoon: Freelance Chamber Music
 Evening: 7:45 pm Barbecue
 Evening: 6:30 pm Concert
   
Accommodations: Hidden Valley Inn or Wright Hall
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6:
(Friday, October 11)
   
 Breakfast: Farewell Brunch & Graduation
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Carmel Valley, CA Allen Knight Maritime Museum
Near Monterey's Fisherman's Wharf.
  Art Galleries
Over 35 art galleries in Carmel.
  Cannery Row
This street, once the home of the sardine canneries from JohnSteinbeck's "Cannery Row," now houses restaurants, galleries, unique shops, and the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
  Carmel Mission
Visit the historic Carmel Mission established by Father Junipero Serra.
  Colton Hall
A Museum of History about the days when Monterey was the California capitol.
  Fisherman's Wharf
Stroll along Monterey's fisherman's Wharf to watch the seals, pelicans, & people.
  Garland Park
Hiking trails for every level of experience -- from eash, flat trails to very challenging, steep hikes.
  Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium, on historic Cannery Row.
  Monterey's Path of History
Take a selfguided walking tour and see the historic adobes along Monterey's Path o History.
  Shopping
Carmel Rancho Carmel Barnyard Carmel Crossroads Ocean Avenue, Carmel Del Monte Center, Monterey
  Walk on the beach
Stroll along beautiful Scenic Drive in Carmel. Sit on one of the benches overlooking the beaches of Carmel Bay from Pebble Beach to Point Lobos.
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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