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Oregon Festival of American Music 2014 — “Hooray for Hollywood: The Sequel"

Program Number: 14988RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/5/2013 - 8/11/2013;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Price starting at: $795.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Festivals; Music Appreciation
Meals: 17; 6 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners    
Meal Options: Gluten Free; Low Salt; Low Fat    

The 2013 Oregon Festival of American Music, “Hooray for Hollywood,” celebrated American songbook classics from the movies of the 1930s and 1940s. But those were just the early years of Hollywood’s golden age, and with so much great song material left on the cutting room floor, OFAM 2014 is picking up where last year’s festival left off. Attend “Hooray for Hollywood: The Sequel" as clarinetist Ken Peplowski and top guest musicians present the song and dance of the great Hollywood films of the 1940s and 1950s in seven all-new concerts and a unique “Jazz Party” finale. Alongside your singing friends attending the OFAM Songsters program, be there at five festival events and hear presentations by Shedd Faculty and guest artists. Enhance your learning with screenings of historical films, a visit to the University of Oregon and much more.




Highlights

• The program includes B-level seats at five festival events: the Opening Gala Concert, a matinee performance of the Broadway musical “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes,” the Jazz Party and your choice of two other matinee concerts.
• Band leader Ken Peplowski invites you to sit in on a rehearsal for special insight into the concert-preparation process.
• Enjoy a special discount on tickets to any additional performances you choose to attend.



Activity Particulars

Walk up to four blocks from hotel to Shedd Institue. Shuttles do not have wheelchair lifts.



Program includes B-level seats to five events, including three preselected events and two matinees of your choice. Upgrades to A-level seating are available. Cost varies with venue from $3.25 to $9. Tickets for additional concerts are available at a 15-percent discount.




Date Specific Information

8-5-2013

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Coordinated by The Shedd Institute for the Arts.




Eugene

Known for its mix of the arts, culture and scenery, Eugene is in the Willamette Valley, 110 miles south of Portland. The city is home to the University of Oregon, concert halls, museums and parks along the river through the heart of town.



Accommodations
Choice of three hotels near the Shedd Institute, ranging from a AAA-motel to a luxury boutique hotel.
Meals and Lodgings
   Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
  Eugene, OR 6 nights
 Campus Inn
Type: Hotel
  Description: AAA Approved; Mobil 3 Diamond Rated
  Contact info: 390 E. Broadway
Eugene, OR 97401 USA
phone: 800-888-6313
web: www.campus-inn.com
  Room amenities: Data port phones with free local calls; DSL high speed internet connection; Satellite TV with HBO/ESPN/Fox Sport NW; refrigerator; iron/ironing board; hairdryer; copy/fax service.
  Facility amenities: 24-Hour Front Desk Personal Service; Nautilus Fitness Center; beautiful sundeck; Newsstand;
  Smoking allowed: Yes

 Hilton Eugene
Type: Hotel
  Contact info: 66 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401 USA
phone: 541-342-2000
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes

 Inn at the 5th
Type: Boutique Hotel
  Description: Inn at the 5th represents the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest luxury, offering elegant accommodations and the ultimate in personal service in the bustling heart of Eugene, Oregon. This luxurious boutique hotel echoes all that makes Eugene unique, from its artistic, sophisticated design to the high-end dining, spa and shopping available onsite at the 5th Street Public Market. Placed perfectly between a relaxing day spa, a fine eatery and the city’s most upscale set of shops, the 5th Street Public Market, Inn at the 5th offers an inspiring glimpse at the essence of elegance. The University of Oregon’s lush campus lies less than two miles away, allowing easy access to an array of athletic and artistic endeavors. Eugene and the surrounding area afford plenty of opportunity to explore the outdoors, with hiking trails, wine tours and the city’s substantial network of running trails. Each of their spectacularly unique guestrooms and suites is sumptuously appointed and specifically tailored to provide sophistication and elegance through fine furnishings and the work of local artists.
  Contact info: 205 East 6th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401 USA
phone: 541-743-4099
web: http://www.innat5th.com/index.php
  Facility amenities: The Inn has state-of-the-art 24 hour fitness center, and special business nooks located on each guest floor for convenience. Each of the guestrooms and suites is features authentic and unique local artwork and an ample supply of amenities to ensure the utmost in comfort and luxury.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
3 p.m. hotel check in. 5:30 p.m. shuttle to Shedd, dinner, and orientation 7 pm You will be staying at Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast on Sunday morning. You will be staying at Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Parking is available at the hotel. No free parking is available at The Shedd, but there are paid parking lots across the street.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Eugene, OR
  Nearest city or town:  Springfield
  Nearest highway: Interstate 5
  Nearest airport:  Eugene
  From End of Program
  Location: Eugene, OR
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Eugene OR

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

The Hilton front desk number is 541-342-2000, and you can order a shuttle through them upon your arrival. The Hilton is 2.5 blocks from the train station, so it is also walkable if your luggage isn't too heavy. The Inn at the 5th's phone number is 541-743-4099.

 

Eugene OR

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

complimentary
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

The Hilton front desk number is 541-342-2000, and you can order a shuttle through them upon your arrival. The Inn at the 5th's phone number is 541-743-4099.

 

Portland

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
City2City
phone: 541-758-8001
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

around $59
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

2.5 

 

Distance:

 

100 miles

   

This is a newer shuttle service available to and from Eugene from the Portland airport. Their drop off point in Eugene may require a short taxi ride to get to accomodations. Check their website for more information City2cityshuttle.com or contact at admin@city2cityshuttle.com.

 

Eugene OR

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Hotel Shuttle

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

complimentary to the Hilton and the Inn at the 5th
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

30 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

6.5 miles

   

Direct line hotel phones are available near the baggage claim. The Hilton front desk number is 541-342-2000, and you can order a shuttle through them. The Inn at the 5th's phone number is 541-743-4099.

 
Driving Directions
  From Airport/Hwy 99N From the Airport: Exit the airport heading south on Airport Road and stay on it as it winds through some fields until you reach the light at Highway 99 West. Turn right onto Highway 99 West. Stay on this road for about 6 miles. It turns into 7th Avenue and is one-way heading east. As you enter downtown Eugene, move to the far left lane. You will cross Olive Street and see the Hult Performing Arts Center on your left. Take the next left on Oak Street (you are now circling the Hilton) and the next left on 6th Avenue, which is one-way heading west. Make an immediate left into the hotel driveway.
  From Central Oregon Head for the Willamette Valley on US 126. Once in Springfield, stay on Main Street through town. It will turn into Franklin Boulevard and you will pass the UO on your left. Follow signs to 6th Avenue, turning right at the light at Hilyard Street. Merge into the left lane. The Hilton will be on your left in about 4 blocks.
  From I-5 From I-5, take Exit 192 to Downtown Eugene. Stay in the left lane. It will turn into Franklin Boulevard and you will pass the UO on your left. Follow signs to 6th Avenue, turning right at the light at Hilyard Street. Merge into the left lane. The Hilton will be on your left in about 4 blocks.
  From the Oregon Coast From Florence, drive east on Hwy 126. When entering Eugene, Hwy 126 becomes West 11th. Follow West 11th all the way into Eugene. Turn left at Garfield (11th forces you to turn left or right at this street). Turn right onto 7th Avenue at the next light. 7th is one-way heading east. As you enter downtown Eugene, move to the far left lane. You will cross Olive Street and see the Hult Performing Arts Center on your left. Take the next left on Oak Street (you are now circling the Hilton) and the next left on 6th Avenue, which is one-way heading west. Make an immediate left into the hotel driveway.
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: 3PM Check-in at your hotel; dinner at The Shedd at 6pm; and orientation with Shedd Founder and Director of Education, Ginevra Ralph, will follow.
(Monday, August 5)
   
 Afternoon: Check in to hotel beginning at 3pm. Your welcome folder and schedule will be at the front desk. At 5:30 pm we will begin van shuttle service to The Shedd for dinner, followed by an Orientation and shuttles back to the hotel. If you prefer to walk to The Shedd, turn right out of the driveway. Walk 2 blocks to High Street and turn right. Continue 2.5 blocks until you see the Shedd at 868 High Street and enter through the bank of white doors.
 Dinner: 6 pm -- Dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.
 Evening: Ginevra Ralph, Director of Education and co-founder of The Shedd Institute and Oregon Festival of American Music will greet you and give you an overview of the week's events and final schedules. Ginevra will also present a short history of The Shedd Institute’s year-round music programming and educational activities, and of how the organization has turned this 65,000 sq. ft. former church into a premier concert hall and the “acres” of classrooms for a community music institute.
   
Accommodations: Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Today will have faculty presentations and/or films and sessions with festival artists. Regular shuttle service during the day back to the hotel is scheduled and may be available upon request in between departures. Tonight you will attend the festival's Opening Concert.
(Tuesday, August 6)
   
 Breakfast: Buffet breakfast is in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Shuttles from the hotel to The Shedd will be available.
 Morning: Lectures, workshops, sessions with festival artists.
 Lunch: Buffet lunch in the Great Hall at The Shedd.
 Afternoon: The Shedd will provide shuttles in the afternoon to return to the hotel and The Shedd for free time and dinner.
 Afternoon: Backstage tour at the Hult Center or tour of the Wayne Morse Federal Courthouse, designed by Pritzker Award winning architect Tom Mayne. We will also have at least one faculty lecture.
 Dinner: 6 pm -- Dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.
 Evening: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy: Start Off Swinging On August 21, 1935 at Los Angeles' Palomar Ballroom, at the end of a less-than-successful tour, the Benny Goodman Orchestra decided to give it one last best shot and let loose with an extraordinarily hot set to a room full of West Coast youngsters, and the Swing Era was born. Obviously swing had been developing among African American bands for years in the east, and Goodman and company had been playing it themselves regularly (but late at night) on the east coast radio show Let's Dance, as were other early-'30s dance bands. But on that legendary night, which was broadcast live across the nation at a much earlier time than the band's Let's Dance segments had been airing, Swing captured the American mainstream...and held on tight for a solid decade after. For OFAM 2013's gala opener, Ken Peplowski and his core unit join up with Jesse Cloninger and the Emerald City Jazz Kings (fronted by a vocal team that includes Shirley Andress, Vicki Brabham and Evynne Hollens) to celebrate Hollywood's embrace of Swing with a host of movies (otherwise seldom memorable) which recorded for posterity many great moments by the likes of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, and Artie Shaw, as well as some unbelievable dance sequences and simply fabulous vocals...most notably by the nonpareil Andrews Sisters. Look for such classic numbers as "In The Mood", "I Gotta Gal In Kalamazoo", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", "Hold Tight", "Traffic Jam", "One O'Clock Jump", "Sing Sing Sing" and, of course, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"!
   
Accommodations: Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Depending on the final festival schedule, we plan today to go to the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art or the Museum of Natural and Cultural History in addition to this afternoon's and tonight's concerts.
(Wednesday, August 7)
   
 Breakfast: At the Shedd. Shuttle available.
 Morning: We will have a morning lecture, followed by a trip to the University of Oregon. A Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art educational guide will lead us through the current changing exhibition and provide insights into the extensive Asian and contemporary NW permanent collections. Depending on their programming TBA, an alternate option would be to go to the UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History.
 Lunch: 6 pm -- Dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.
 Afternoon: The Shedd will provide shuttles in the afternoon to return to the hotel and The Shedd for free time and dinner.
 Afternoon: 2pm Matinee Concert: Thanks for the Memory: The Comedies No survey of the early years of the Songbook in Hollywood would be complete without a romp through the period's myriad comedies, all of which are filled with, yes indeed, lots of tongue and cheek jokes and just as many fine songs. Ken's not sure the gang's going to be able to help themselves from letting 'er rip on some old fashioned gags, but he promises enough great music to make up for it. Look for gems from the catalogs of the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Laurel and Hardy, Mae West, Bob Hope, and a special focus on those crazy Road To... pictures of Bob Hope, Bing Crosby and Dorothy Lamour! 5pm Optional Public Lecture by OFAM guest lecturer.
 Dinner: At the Shedd.
 Evening: 8 pm Evening concert: Smile: Hollywood Gems This evening is dedicated to songs from 1930s to early '40s Hollywood that have withstood the test of the intervening 70 years and have an established place in the standard repertoire of jazz and popular artists today. Look for songs by Harry Warren, Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg, Jimmy Van Heussen, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Burke, and other exceptional but less-well-known songwriters of the 1930s and '40s who were nonetheless responsible for gold standards like "I Only Have Eyes For You", "Smile", "Blue Moon", "There Will Never Be Another You", "Hooray For Hollywood", "Over The Rainbow", and "Time After Time". The evening features vocalists Siri Vik and Clairdee. Shuttles will be available to transport to hotel following the performance.
   
Accommodations: Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Presentations, films, an optional matinee concert and the popular, optional, evening "jazz party" will pack the day.
(Thursday, August 8)
   
 Breakfast: At the Shedd. Shuttle is available.
 Morning: Lectures, workshops, sessions with festival artists.
 Lunch: At the Shedd.
 Afternoon: 2:00pm Matinee Concert As Time Goes By: The Music of Casablanca There are so many superb examples of Hollywood do this well that it's hard to know where to begin. So we offer you one of the classics -- Warner Brothers' legendary 1942 romantic drama Casablanca. Everyone knows "As Time Goes By" and can't really hear the melody without picturing a dewy-eyed Ingrid Bergman. Possibly as many can vaguely recall the showdown between the Nazi occupiers and French citizens at Rick's Cafe to the competing strains of "Die Vacht am Rhein" and "La Marseillaise". What most of us don't realize is that Max Steiner's superb score features, beyond his own highly effective composing, a total of 20 popular songs, embedded in the underscoring and foregrounded in the scenic fabric of pre-occupation Paris and Rick's Place in northern Africa. Ken and company offer up 15 of these songs, featuring Siri Vik, Byron Stripling, Bill Hulings and Ian Whitcomb. 5pm Public Festival Lecture by OFAM guest speaker.
 Afternoon: The Shedd will provide shuttles in the afternoon to return to the hotel and The Shedd for free time and dinner.
 Dinner: At the Shedd.
 Evening: 8pm Tonight's concert is a cabaret style "jazz party" in The Shedd's Jaqua Concert Hall. Body and Soul: Jazz Party at the Movies The 2013 OFAM jazz party goes to the movies with an evening of small group standards-based jazz that draws exclusively from classic songs written for movies in the 1930s and early '40s or being interpolated into them. As usual, Ken and company will deliver everything from solos to group jams, with Clairdee and Byron on vocals. The format for the evening will be our usual jazz party: top-ticketed cabaret seating down front of the 21 main floor, and reserved seating for all ages up in the balcony, with a full bar in the Tykeson Lobby. We get going at 7 pm--an hour earlier than the Festival's other evening concerts. While dressing up is not required, in the spirit of the event we encourage it for those who opt for the Gold Circle cabaret seating (especially if you go period!). So Ken has put together a huge list (available here online and in the program at the party) and the evening’s program will be shaped by audience requests. Be prepared for a relaxed evening featuring some of the best standards-based jazz anywhere...with plenty of fine vocals. Note: This concert is not included in the Road Scholar ticket package and must be purchased separately if you want to attend (subject to change and expanded details and concert personnel tba). Main floor seating includes cafe tables and a full bar.
   
Accommodations: Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Today features an optional matinee concert, along with classes and an optional concert in the evening.
(Friday, August 9)
   
 Breakfast: At the Shedd. Shuttle is available.
 Morning: Lectures, workshops, sessions with festival artists. Preview of evening performance.
 Lunch: At the Shedd.
 Afternoon: 2pm, matinee. Matinee Concert: I Love to Singa: Tunes & Toons Like every other genre in the motion picture industry, animation studios used popular song features and song-laced underscoring extensively and to wonderful effect. For this afternoon's concert, Ken and company are joined by Michael Stone and Clairdee for a fine assortment of 1930s and early '40s cartoon music. Look for great songs made famous by the Fleischer Brothers, Walt Disney and Warner Brothers such as "Give A Little Whistle", "I Love To Singa", "Minnie The Moocher", "Swing You Sinners", "I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You", "Sally Swing", and "When You Wish Upon A Star". Ken pays special tribute to composer Raymond Scott, whose quirky tunes like "Twilight In Turkey", "Powerhouse" and "The Toy Trumpet" were interpolated into cartoon underscoring extensively by almost everyone and were even sung by Shirley Temple! 5PM Optional Festival Public Lecture led by OFAM guest lecturer.
 Dinner: 6 pm -- Dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.
 Evening: 8pm Evening Concert Going My Way: Bring Crosby The voice of Bing Crosby," claimed Decca Records in 1954, "has been heard by more people than the voice of any other human being who has ever lived." Crosby himself considered this publicist "puff", but there is no denying that during the 1930s, '40s and well into the decades that followed, the crooner's voice, face and personality were everywhere, and that his influence on American popular culture was and remains immeasurable. Recordings, radio, and motion pictures--the 3 electronic inventions that transformed entertainment industry during those decades--and Crosby's brilliant understanding of the special requirements and potential of those new media, were at the core of this success and worked together to make him one of the biggest entertainers of all time. Between 1932 and the close of WWII Crosby starred and sang in 32 films. Most were for Paramount Pictures, many (although by no means all) were forgettable, and almost all introduced hit songs, some of which, like "White Christmas" from 1942's Holiday Inn remain among the largest selling songs of all time. Six films between 1940 and '52 were the Road To... comedies he made with Bob Hope and Dorothy Lamour, and we will feature those in our Wednesday, August 7th matinee, Thanks For The Memory. For this evening's concert Ken and company pay tribute to Bing with a selection of our favorites from those pre-war years, including "Where The Blue of The Night Meets The Gold Of The Day" and "Pennies From Heaven" to "I'm An Old Cowhand", "White Christmas" and "Swinging On A Star".
   
Accommodations: Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Today will feature the matinee musical of "The Music Man", some free time at the Saturday Market, and the OFAM Finale concert.
(Saturday, August 10)
   
 Breakfast: At the Shedd. Shuttle is available.
 Morning: Today will be a combination of free time and some "wild card" activities. A favorite Eugene Saturday activity is the weekly Saturday Market, a combination of food, crafts, and farmers' market -- located 1.5 blocks from The Shedd.
 Lunch: At the Shedd.
 Afternoon: 2pm Matinee - Musical It's 1912 and the lovable, fast-talking con man "Professor" Harold Hill arrives in River City, Iowa promising the townsfolk that he can teach the town's children how to play in a magnificent marching band if they buy uniforms and instruments from him. It's all part of a big swindle, but falling in love with the town librarian wasn't part of the deal. With classic tunes that include "Ya Got Trouble," "Goodnight My Someone", "The Wells Fargo Wagon", "Till There Was You", "Shipoopi" and the show-stopping "Seventy-Six Trombones", The Shedd's talented cast and musicians will make you smile! You are invited to attend the cast and orchestra reception in the Studio in the lower level at the Hult. Shuttles from The Shedd to the Hult available.
 Dinner: 6 pm -- Dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.
 Evening: 8:00pm OFAM Finale Concert Shall We Dance: Fred & Ginger at RKO In 1933, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers touched foreheads on the set of a Broadway-style production dance number for RKO Radio Picture's new musical, Flying Down To Rio's and danced--and sang--their way into Hollywood history. In all, the pair made 10 films for RKO over the next 6 years, 8 of which were absolutely peerless in their musical content. For OFAM 2013's grand finale, Ken and company present 20 of our favorites from these films, which include The Gay Divorcee, Roberta, Top Hat, Follow The Fleet, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, and Carefree. Look for songs by Youmans, Kern, Berlin, Fields, Porter, and the Gershwins, including "Let Yourself Go", "A Fine Romance", "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes", "Night And Day", "They Can't Take That Away From Me", and "The Way You Look Tonight", and even a few dance turns! If you have an early morning departure,the program concludes with this concert. Shuttles from The Shedd will be provided to the Hilton and Inn at the 5th.
   
Accommodations: Campus Inn or Hilton Eugene or Inn at the 5th
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: The program ends after breakfast at The Shedd.
(Sunday, August 11)
   
 Breakfast: The program ends after breakfast at The Shedd. Evaluation forms may be left at the hotel desk for participants leaving before breakfast.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast

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