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The Breckenridge Music Festival: Behind The Scenes At a World-Class Music Event

Program Number: 4661RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/5/2013 - 8/10/2013;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Breckenridge, Colorado
Price starting at: $748.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Music Festivals Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 9; 0 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Nestled in the heart of the Victorian town of Breckenridge, attend a world-class summer music festival while learning what it takes to produce an event of this caliber. Go behind the scenes with conductor, Maestro Gerhardt Zimmermann, attend daily interactive educational seminars with the musicians, and ask questions of production and administrative staff.




Highlights

• Framed by the majestic backdrop of the Rockies, attend chamber and/or orchestral concerts in the warm, indoor 750 seat Riverwalk Center.
• Learn about the orchestra and repertoire, with insider access to the performance venue and backstage preparations.
• Delve into the history and art of Breckenridge itself, a charming Western mining town that is a premiere resort destination.



Activity Particulars

Elevations of 9,600 feet; walking on sidewalks, gravel paths, some uneven terrain from three blocks up to one mile a day; climb and descend steps at venues.



Coordinated by Breckenridge Music Institute.




Breckenridge

As one of the nation’s top year-round resorts, the colorful former mining town of Breckenridge offers an incredible selection of activities — skiing and hiking, to fine arts, music and gourmet dining.



Accommodations
Centrally located, attractive two-bedroom and two-bathroom condominiums.
Meals and Lodgings
   Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
  Breckenridge, CO 5 nights
 Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
Type: Other
  Description: Road Scholar participants are typically housed in two-bedroom condominium units that are typically ski vacation condos in the Town of Breckenridge. Participant couples and singles are provided their own bedroom and bathroom but must share the kitchen and other living areas with another couple or single participant. At check in, participants receive their condominium keys and lodging information packets and if they are traveling by Colorado Mountain Express, the van driver will take them to their condominium unit.
  Contact info: 150 W Adams
Breckenridge, CO 80424 USA
phone: 970-453-9142
  Facility amenities: The Town of Breckenridge is a resort town. The condominium units that Road Scholar participants stay in are typically mid-to-high-end condos that are fully furnished with clothes washing/drying facilities and exercise rooms available in the condominium complexes. The condominium complexes are typically central to the town center and only a few blocks from the performance venues.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: $100-150 p/n when available Additional nights before or after the program maybe obtained through the program provider. Such requests must be made well in advance of the program start date and are on a space available basis.
  Check in time: 1:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $100-150 p/n when available Additional nights before or after the program maybe obtained through the program provider. Such requests must be made well in advance of the program start date and are on a space available basis.
  Check out time: 10:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
1:00pm Check in You will be staying at Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging that night.
  End of Program:
7:30pm Attending final orchestra concert You will be staying at Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
parking is available at participant's lodging locations, at the concert venue as well as around town.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Breckenridge, CO
  Nearest city or town:  Frisco, CO
  Nearest highway: Colorado Highway 9 to Interstate 70
  Nearest airport:  Denver International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Breckenridge, CO
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Denver

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Colorado Mountain Express
phone: 800-525-6363

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$60
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

1.5-2 hours 

   

Fresh Tracks Transportation is a shuttle service that can take you from the airport in Denver to Breckenridge for a fee. It would be wise to call ahead and make reservations before the trip.

 
Driving Directions
  From the East (Denver) Take Interstate 70 West to exit #203, Frisco, CO (approximately 70 miles). Upon exiting, take Highway 9 South to Breckenridge (approximately 12 miles). Registration/check in at the Riverwalk Center (performance venue) at 150 W. Adams, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
  From the West (Grand Junction, CO) Take Interstate 70 East to exit #203, Frisco CO (approximately 168 miles). Upon exiting, take Highway 9 South to Breckenridge (approximately 12 miles). Registration/check in at the Riverwalk Center (performance venue) at 150 W. Adams, Breckenridge, CO 80424.
Elevation Note: Breckenridge is at 9,600ft

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: Welcome dinner and orientation
(Monday, August 5)
   
 Lunch: 1:00-4:00PM- Registration/Check-In at the River Mountain Lodge 100 S. Park Ave., Brec
 Afternoon: 5:00PM carpool to dinner from the RS lodging site.
 Dinner: 5:30PM "Welcome" Dinner and Orientation at Father Dyer United Methodist Church.
   
Accommodations: Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: BMF Orchestra Rehearsal “A Chat with the Maestro” with Gerhardt Zimmermann Chamber Music Concert *subject to change
(Tuesday, August 6)

Note: Rehearsal:1 A Chat with the Maestro: 1 Chamber Music Concert: 1



   
 Breakfast: Gift card will be provided for groceries to eat on your own at RS lodging site.
 Morning: 10:30-11:30AM Festival production- River Mt. Lodge, Blue River Room
 Lunch: 11:45AM Box Lunch at the Riverwalk Center
 Afternoon: 2-3:00PM A Chat with the Maestro- River Mt. Lodge, Blue River Room
 Afternoon: 1-1:45PM Musician small group at the River Mt. Lodge, Blue River Room
 Dinner: 5:00PM Carpool to dinner from Riverwalk Center- Dinner TBD
 Evening: 7:30PM Chamber Music Concert- “Brazil to Bohemia at the Riverwalk Center
   
Accommodations: Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: BMF Rehearsal “Brass in the Afternoon” with the BMF Brass Trio Orchestra Concert *subject to change
(Wednesday, August 7)

Note: BMF Rehearsal: 1 Brass in the Afternoon: 1 Concert: 1



   
 Breakfast: Gift card will be provided for groceries to eat on your own at RS lodging site.
 Morning: 9:30-11AM- BMF Rehearsal- Riverwalk Center
 Lunch: 11:30AM Box lunch will be provided- Riverwalk Center
 Afternoon: 4:00-5PM Brass Trio- River Mt. Lodge
 Dinner: 5:15PM Carpool to dinner from Riverwalk Center- Dinner at Carter Park Pavilion
 Evening: 7:30PM BMF Brass Concert- Riverwalk Center
   
Accommodations: Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: “The Beat Goes ON” with the BMF Percussionists BMF Rehearsal Festival Administration presentation *subject to change
(Thursday, August 8)

Note: The Beat Goes On: 1 Lecture: 1 Rehearsal: 1 Admin Presentation: 1 Lecture: 1 Concert: 1



   
 Breakfast: Gift card will be provided for groceries to eat on your own at RS lodging site.
 Morning: 9:45-11:30AM Another session with musicians
 Morning: 8:15-9:15AM "The Beat Goes On"- Riverwalk Center
 Lunch: 11:45AM Picnic Box Lunch and Hikes- BOEC Griffith Lodge- carpool from Riverwalk Center
 Afternoon: 1:45- 2:45PM Festival Administration- River Mt. Lodge
 Afternoon: 12:30-1:30PM BMF Rehearsal- Riverwalk Center
 Dinner: 5:00PM Carpool to dinner from Riverwalk Center- Taddeo's
 Evening: 7:00PM- Play TBA- Backstage Theatre
   
Accommodations: Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: “String Favorites” with the BMF String Quartet BMF Rehearsal or tours and hikes Orchestra Concert *subject to change
(Friday, August 9)

Note: String Favorites: 1 Rehearsal: 1 Tours and hikes: 2 Concert:1



   
 Breakfast: Gift card will be provided for groceries to eat on your own at RS lodging site.
 Morning: 10:15-11:30AM- Open
 Morning: 9:00-10AM- String Quartet
 Lunch: 11:30AM Box lunch at the Riverwalk Center
 Afternoon: 2:45-4:30PM Musician Seminar
 Dinner: 5:45PM "Wine Down" Dinner at River Mt. Lodge
 Evening: 7:30PM BMFO Family Concert- "Inside the BMFO Orchestra" - Riverwalk Center
   
Accommodations: Breckenridge Music Festival Lodging
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Check out
(Saturday, August 10)
   
 Morning: Departure
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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