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Jewish Art and Culture in Baltimore

Program Number: 20812RJ
Start and End Dates:
6/1/2014 - 6/6/2014; 11/30/2014 - 12/5/2014;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Price starting at: $698.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Jewish Studies; Music Appreciation Activity Level: t (see description)
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian; Gluten Free    

Celebrate the wealth of Jewish influences on American culture from art and artisans, music from klezmer to stage and screen, and of course food! In addition to expert-led presentations and field trips to significant sites, enjoy a variety of live music performances and sample local cuisine.




Highlights

• Study the influence of Jewish music and composers on American culture from Eastern European klezmer to the most famous collaboration of Broadway and Hollywood: George and Ira Gershwin.
• Explore the Jewish Museum of Maryland — America’s leading museum of regional Jewish history, culture, and community — and the Lloyd Street Synagogue (1845), the nation’s third oldest.
• Experts will facilitate your investigation of exceptional examples of Judaica at the Peabody Rare Book Library, rare works produced by superb Jewish craftsmen at the world-class Walters Art Museum, and a foot-tapping concert by a professional klezmer band.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Baltimore

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Accommodations
Boutique hotel in the Mount Vernon Cultural District one block from Peabody Institute.
Meals and Lodgings
   Peabody Inn
  Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University 5 nights
 Peabody Inn
Type: Other
  Description: The Peabody Inn, in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon area, provides comfortable accommodations to participants in the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University's Road Scholar program. The Inn, located in four townhouses on the Peabody Institute campus, was renovated for the Road Scholar program and provides rooms that are unique in their configuration. See details below.
  Contact info: 605 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 USA
phone: 410-234-4770
web: www.peabody.jhu.edu/roadscholar
  Room amenities: Please see Facility Amenities.
  Facility amenities: The Inn is actually upgraded dorm space, with 2 twin beds in each room, wall-to-wall carpeting, matching bedspreads and drapes, telephone, radio alarm clock, dresser, desk and chair, private bathroom, and AC or heat in each room, depending on the season. A locked safe is available in each room. Bed linens, blankets and pillows are provided. Rooms are freshened and beds are made daily. Fresh towels are replaced on Mondays and Wednesdays. TVs are not provided in the rooms; however, a TV is located in Classroom B and available for viewing when class is not in session. Coffee makers, hair dryers, shower caps, etc. are not provided in the room. There are grab bars in all bathrooms at Peabody Inn. We are committed to making Road Scholar programs accessible to everyone, but please call us in advance so we can plan to accommodate your needs. We have wheel chairs, portable raised toilet seats, and shower chairs available; simply call ahead to reserve them. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn and you will be required to walk about ˝ block to the cafeteria in the next building, and the equivalent of 1˝ blocks to the evening recitals. Most of the walking is inside buildings on flat surfaces and elevators are available to move you to different levels. All routes are wheel chair accessible.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: $60 One additional night before and/or after the program is available. Must make reservation in advance by calling 410-234-4770 during normal business hours.
  Check in time: 1:00 PM
  Additional nights after: $60 One additional night before and/or after the program is available. Must make reservation in advance by calling 410-234-4770 during normal business hours.
  Check out time: 11:30 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
1:00PM You will be staying at Peabody Inn that night.
  End of Program:
1:00PM You will be staying at Peabody Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required. Please note that program staff are unable to provide nursing or personal care. We may, at our option, require certification from a medical professional indicating participants are able to provide their own basic care.
  Parking availability:
Parking in the Peabody Garage for the week (Sunday- Friday) is $50.00. Visa, Mastercard, or check accepted. Unlimited in and out privileges. Garage clearance 7 feet; cannot accommodate RVs or vans with items on a roof rack. Located on St. Paul St.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
  Nearest city or town:  Located in downtown Baltimore
  Nearest highway: Interstate 95.
  Nearest airport:  Baltimore Washington International (BWI) is the closest airport. We DO NOT recommend using Reagan International or Dulles International Airports, as they are NOT close to Baltimore and transportation to Peabody will incur a large taxi fare.
  From End of Program
  Location: Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Baltimore Penn Station

 

From Train Station

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $6-8 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

5 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

1 mile

   

See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 

Baltimore-BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $35-40 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

35-40 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

12 miles

   

See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 

Greyhound Bus Terminal

 

From Bus Terminal

 
 

Service:

 

Taxi

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Taxi is approximately $10-15 one way (metered)
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

10-15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

3 miles

   

Bus terminal address is 2110 Haines Street, Baltimore, MD 21230. See driving directions for specific arrival instructions.

 
Driving Directions
  From the North (I-83) Driving on I 83 from Pennsylvania: If you are driving south on 83 from Pennsylvania, follow signs to the 695 Beltway WEST, and travel west on 695 a short distance before getting back onto 83 South at Beltway Exit 23A. Travel on 83 south approximately 7 1/2 miles to Exit 4--St. Paul Street. Travel south on St. Paul Street through 9 traffic lights. Then, you will see a small park on your right, which is Mt. Vernon Place. Cross Centre Street and stay in the right fork as St. Paul Street splits. Turn right onto Franklin Street, go one block to Charles Street and turn right. Stay in the right hand lane. After you cross Centre Street, the Peabody Inn is immediately north of Centre Street at the second doorway on the right, #605; next to the large flower planter. The Walters Art Museum is on your left and the Washington Monument is in front of you. Peabody Inn entrance is at 605 North Charles Street (NOTE: the street sign refers to this block as Washington Place). Pull into the10-minute parking area in front of the building to unload your luggage before going to the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sundays students will be on hand to help you with your luggage. If no one is available to open the door for you, please use the call box located to the left of the door. After your car is unloaded, you will receive your keys and register for the program. After unloading and registering, you may move your car to the Peabody Garage.To reach the garage, continue on Charles Street to the next corner, Mt Vernon Place and turn right. Go one block and turn right again onto St. Paul Street (a one-way street heading south). The Peabody Parking Garage is on your right hand side. Enter the garage through the second archway. The entrance is just before the intersection of St. Paul and Centre Streets.
  From the North (I-95) Driving on I 95: As you approach Baltimore begin to look for the exit marked 695 - Baltimore Beltway to Towson. Take the 695 Beltway exit toward Towson. Continue on the Beltway to Exit 23A (I 83 South). Continue on 83 for approximately 7˝ miles to Exit 4--St. Paul St. Travel south on St. Paul Street through 9 traffic lights. Then, you will see a small park on your right, which is Mt. Vernon Place. Cross Centre Street and follow the right fork as St. Paul Street splits. Turn right onto Franklin Street, go one block to Charles Street and make another right. Stay in the right hand lane. After you cross Centre Street, the Peabody Inn is immediately north of Centre Street at the second doorway on the right, #605, next to the large flower planter. The Walters Art Museum is on your left and the Washington Monument is in front of you. Peabody Inn entrance is at 605 North Charles Street (NOTE: the street sign refers to this block as Washington Place). Pull into the10-minute parking area in front of the building to unload your luggage before going to the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sundays students will be on hand to help you with your luggage. If no one is available to open the door for you, please use the call box located to the left of the door. After your car is unloaded, you will receive your keys and register for the program. After unloading and registering, you may move your car to the Peabody Garage.To reach the garage, continue on Charles Street to the next corner, Mt Vernon Place and turn right. Go one block and turn right again onto St. Paul Street (a one-way street heading south). The Peabody Parking Garage is on your right hand side. Enter the garage through the second archway The entrance is just before the intersection of St. Paul and Centre Streets. .
  From the South Take 95 North all the way to Baltimore. As you are approaching Baltimore, you will see signs for 395 North to Downtown (Exit 53). Turn onto 395 North and continue to Pratt St. and turn right. Stay on Pratt St. to Charles St. Turn left on Charles St. and go approximately one mile (you will be driving north toward Baltimore's Washington Monument). You should stay in the right hand lane. After you cross Centre Street, the Peabody Inn is immediately north of Centre Street at the second doorway on the right, #605, next to the large flower planter. The Walters Art Museum is on your left and the Washington Monument is in front of you. Peabody Inn entrance is at 605 North Charles Street (NOTE: the street sign refers to this block as Washington Place). Pull into the10-minute parking area in front of the building to unload your luggage before going to the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sundays students will be on hand to help you with your luggage. If no one is available to open the door for you, please use the call box located to the left of the door. After your car is unloaded, you will receive your keys and register for the program. After unloading and registering, you may move your car to the Peabody Garage. To reach the garage, continue on Charles Street to the next corner, Mt Vernon Place and turn right. Go one block and turn right again onto St. Paul Street (a one-way street heading south). The Peabody Parking Garage is on your right hand side. Enter the garage through the second archway. The entrance is just before the intersection of St. Paul and Centre Streets.
  From the West Take Interstate 70 East to the Baltimore Beltway: Route 695 - There are two ramps onto the Beltway, take the one which bears to the right - 695 South-Glen Burnie. Travel south on 695 until you get to 95 North to Baltimore (here again there are two ramps - this time you will take the one which bears left toward Baltimore). Take 95 North to 395 North to Downtown (Exit 53). Continue on 395 North to Pratt St. Turn right on Pratt St. and continue several blocks to Charles St. Turn left on Charles St. and continue approximately one mile (you will drive north toward Baltimore's Washington Monument). You should stay in the right hand lane. After you cross Centre Street, the Peabody Inn is the second doorway on the right, next to the large flower planter, immediately north of Centre Street. The Walters Art Museum is on your left and the Washington Monument in front of you. Peabody Inn entrance is at 605 North Charles Street (NOTE: the street sign refers to this block as Washington Place). Pull into the10-minute parking area in front of the building to unload your luggage before going to the garage. Between the hours of 1:00 and 3:30 PM on Sundays students will be on hand to help you with your luggage. If no one is available to open the door for you, please use the call box located to the left of the door. After your car is unloaded, you will receive your keys and register for the program. After unloading and registering, you may move your car to the Peabody Garage. To reach the garage, continue on Charles Street to the next corner, Mt Vernon Place and turn right. Go one block and turn right again onto St. Paul Street (a one-way street heading south). The Peabody Parking Garage is on your right hand side. Enter the garage through the second archway. The entrance is just before the intersection of St. Paul and Centre Streets.
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: Check-In/5:00-6:00 Dinner/Evening Recital
(Sunday, June 1)
   
 Afternoon: INN CHECK-IN: 1:00-3:30 PM. Receive your room assignment, register with the program staff, and pick up your arrival packet containing your name tag, up-to-date schedule, and other important information we will review during Orientation. If you arrive late, pick up your packet at the Inn front desk.

Please be aware that program activities and scheduled times could change due to weather and other local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible.

ORIENTATION: 4:00-5:15pm. We will gather in our private meeting room in the Inn for a warm welcome and introductions. We will review the up-to-date daily schedule, discuss responsibilities, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer any questions you may have.

Before orientation, visit the world-class Walter's Art Museum (open until 5pm). Free pass to Walter's Art Museum included in program.

 Dinner: Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: As a special highlight, you will be able to attend a variety of concerts/recitals each evening as part of Peabody’s regular conservatory schedule. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar course of study but afford you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access to the world-class Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2:
(Monday, June 2)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-10:05 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Klezmer: American Music);

10:05-10:20 break

10:20-11:40 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Jews on Tin Pan Alley).

All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.

 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 1:30-2:30 Curator led tour of the George Peabody Rare Book Library, located directly on campus. Enjoy a special focus on Judaica.

3:30-4:30 Wine and Cheese Welcome Reception.

 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: As a special highlight, you will be able to attend a variety of concerts/recitals each evening as part of Peabody’s regular conservatory schedule. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar course of study but afford you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access to the world-class Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3:
(Tuesday, June 3)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-10:05 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Klezmer: American Music);

10:05-10:20 break

10:20-11:40 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Jews on Tin Pan Alley).

All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.

 Lunch: 11:10 lunch off campus at downtown Baltimore's "Corned Beef Row." We will travel by bus.
 Afternoon: 1:30-3:30 Visit the Jewish Museum of Maryland and the Lloyd Street Synagogue. We will walk for one block from the deli to the museum.
 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 dinner on campus. Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: As a special highlight, you will be able to attend a variety of concerts/recitals each evening as part of Peabody’s regular conservatory schedule. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar course of study but afford you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access to the world-class Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4:
(Wednesday, June 4)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-10:05 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Klezmer: American Music);

10:05-10:20 break

10:20-11:40 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Jews on Tin Pan Alley).

All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.

 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: Meet with museum experts at the World-class Walters Art Museum to explore the exhibits (located directly across the street from accommodations).
 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: 7-9pm Enjoy a live performance by the Alexandria Kleztet, led by lecturer and band leader, Seth Kibel!
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5:
(Thursday, June 5)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-10:05 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Klezmer: American Music);

10:05-10:20 break

10:20-11:40 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Jews on Tin Pan Alley).

All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.

 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: DISCUSSION with Susan Fillian, author of "Miss Etta and Dr. Claribel: Bringing Matisse to America" (story of Baltimore's Cone Sisters).

Free afternoon. You may visit the Baltimore Museum of Art to view the Cone Sister collection on your own. Or Visit the Inner Harbor or any of the hundreds of tourist sites in downtown Baltimore.

 Dinner: 5:00-7:00 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Evening: As a special highlight, you will be able to attend a variety of concerts/recitals each evening as part of Peabody’s regular conservatory schedule. These performances are not keyed to the Road Scholar course of study but afford you an opportunity to enjoy an extraordinary range of music performed by talented Peabody student artists perfecting their musical training. You will also have free access to the world-class Walters Art Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art.
   
Accommodations: Peabody Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6:
(Friday, June 6)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Morning: 8:30-10:05 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Klezmer: American Music);

10:05-10:20 break

10:20-11:40 PRESENTATION & DISCUSSION (Jews on Tin Pan Alley).

All lectures presented in a classroom setting. Classrooms are located in the Peabody Inn (location of accomodations). Our superb, experienced faculty will make presentations on the course topics with ample time for questions and answers.

 Lunch: 11:45-12:45 Join students and faculty in the Peabody dining hall for buffet meals that feature ample, healthy food choices.
 Afternoon: 11:45-1:00 Check out. Peabody Conservatory student workers will be available during this time to assist guests with luggage.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Baltimore, MD, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Tourist Attractions
The Peabody campus is conveniently located near the Inner Harbor and downtown Baltimore’s popular tourist sites. Whatever interests you, you will find it in Baltimore: Civil War museum, world class art museums, aquarium, science museum, Babe Ruth Museum, comedy clubs, fine dining, theaters, concerts, movies, antiques, boat cruises, historic homes, churches & synagogues, and much, much more.
  Charm City Circulator – Free Shuttle Bus Service
The Charm City Circulator (CCC) is a fleet of 21 free shuttles that travel four routes in Baltimore serving residents, employees, students, and visitors. A shuttle arrives every 15 minutes at the designated stops on each route. There are four separate routes. Peabody Institute is on the Purple Route and the most convenient stop is #307, Washington Monument, at North Charles Street & East Mt. Vernon Place. Among many others, Purple Route stops include the Baltimore Visitor Center, the Inner Harbor, and Penn Station. For additional information, visit http://www.charmcitycirculator.com/
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


The Compleat Klezmer


Author: Henry Sapoznik


Description: Although this is primarily a collection of sheet music, this book contains two extremely interesting essays on klezmer – one on history, and one on performance practice. There’s a lot in this book to interest the non-musician.



The Essential Klezmer


Author: Seth Rogovoy


Description: This book is an excellent place to start if you wish to learn more about klezmer. In addition to discussing the history of klezmer, both old and new, the book includes an extensive discography with descriptions of most of the bands out there playing klezmer music in the 21st century.





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