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Tiburon: Academic Adventures, Scenic Splendor

Program Number: 20307RJ
Start and End Dates:
11/9/2014 - 11/14/2014; 1/25/2015 - 1/30/2015; 2/22/2015 - 2/27/2015; 3/22/2015 - 3/27/2015; 4/12/2015 - 4/17/2015; 11/1/2015 - 11/6/2015;
Duration: 5 nights
Location: Tiburon, California
Price starting at: $999.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Multi-Topic; Art History/Criticism; History & Culture
Meals: 15; 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

Spend five days immersed in courses covering a broad range of topics. From the serious to the sublime, you will leave this program enlightened and enriched.




Highlights

• Join acclaimed Road Scholar instructors for five days of captivating lectures and presentations.
• Take a docent-led visit of the China Cabin, once the social saloon on the PS China steamer, now a historic landmark on the Tiburon waterfront.
• Enjoy live entertainment on the closing night.



Activity Particulars

Minimal walking and standing.




Date Specific Information

11-9-2014

"Great Speeches of the 20th Century." "The Bard on Broadway: Shakespeare Sings." "Art Tour: Paris/N. France." "True Victorian Crime Stories." "Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty."
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1-25-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "Piano Music of the Romantic Era." "U.S. Constitution." "French Impressionism." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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2-22-2015

"Rothmann: 20th Century Presidents." "Music of Mozart." "The Golden Door: Passing Through Ellis Island." "Post Impressionism." "American Master: George Gershwin."
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3-22-2015

"Rothmann: The American Vice Presidency." "The Bomb's Early Light." "Italian Art Tour." "American Short Story Masters: Malamud, Updike, O'Connor, and Carver." "American Master: Leonard Bernstein."
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4-12-2015

"Rothmann: The Ethnic Factor in American Politics." "Four of America’s Best: Crosby, Sinatra, Cole, Bennett." "Art Tour: Paris/Northern France." "It's About Time." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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11-1-2015

"Rothmann: Middle East Conflict." "The Supreme Court." "Ballets of Stravinsky." "Art of Eternal Rome." "Flop Hits: Great Songs from Broadway Bombs!"
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Tiburon

A charming town in Marin County, Tiburon affords stunning views of San Francisco, Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge along a picturesque waterfront promenade. This idyllic town features a rich railroad and maritime history, and is also home to an eclectic, historic Main Street affectionately known as Ark Row.



Accommodations
Charming hotel one block from the Tiburon waterfront with spectacular views of San Francisco.

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

Joe Corso has been sharing his love for Shakespeare and musical theater on Road Scholar programs since 1998. Joined by his wife Barbara for these courses in New York and California, they share their insights into opera and Hollywood operetta, Verdi and Shakespeare, Broadway, the Gershwins and more. Joe wrote librettos for “A shadow of Her Own and Washington: A Man and His Country,” musical plays produced by the New Hyde Park Players in June 1982 and June, 1976, respectively. He was also a member of the “Writing for the Musical Theater" class and workshops for New School for Social Research in New York City from 1976 to 1981.
 
Michael Graham

A professor of political science at San Francisco State University, Dr. Michael Graham has taught at numerous educational institutions including Oklahoma State University, U.C. Santa Barbara, Northwestern University and Loyola University of Chicago. His major research and teaching interests are in the fields of public law and American political institutions. Dr. Graham holds a Ph.D. in political science from U.S. Santa Barbara.
 
Richard Aldag

Richard Aldag is an active composer whose works have been commissioned and performed by numerous symphonies, including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the Shanghai Symphony. He served as executive director of the Napa Valley Symphony from 2006-2012, and prior to this, served as executive director of the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra. As an educator, Richard has served on the faculties of several schools, including Fordham University and the Brooklyn Conservatory of Music.
 
John Rothmann

Regarded as a scholar or modern Republicanism, John Rothmann is a political and foreign policy consultant who specializes in issues of the U.S., Middle East and former Soviet Union. Among his many roles, he has served as director of the Nixon Collection at Whittier College, as chief of staff to Senator Milton Marks and as field representative to Senator Quentin Kopp. John has spoken at numerous campuses in the U.S., Canada and Israel, and taught at the University of San Francisco. He is the co-author of the books “Harold E. Stassen: The Life and Perennial Candidacy of the Progressive Republican” and “Icon Of Evil: Hitler’s Mufti and the Rise of Radical Islam.”
 
Jerry Frohmader

Jerry Frohmader is a composer, performer, teacher and arts administrator, whose compositions have been performed throughout the U.S. and Europe. As assistant dean in the School of Music at the California Institute of Arts, Jerry composed a musical score for the opera "Victory Over the Sun" by Malevich. As a musician, he has performed with the New Jersey Symphony and on the Jerry Lewis Telethon, and has been featured on the ABC News, CNN Travel and the PBS program SPARK.
 
Sue Lombardi

Susanna Lombardi is an art historian and educator whose career in college teaching spanned over 25 years. In addition to her role as a faculty member at Dominican College, she served as the associate director of the graduate humanities program. She completed her graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of the book, "Behold!"
 
David Bisno

David Bisno grew up in University City, earned his B.A. from Harvard College, and then returned to St. Louis for medical school and ophthalmology residency at Washington University. After two years in the Navy in Pensacola teaching ophthalmology to the flight surgeons, he headed for Viet Nam. Bisno enjoyed 20 years of private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. After raising two children in Dixie, he changed his focus and headed north. From 1992-94, Bisno earned a master's in the history of science between Harvard and Dartmouth Colleges. Bisno is now actively engaged in adult education around the world.
 
Leslie Friedman

A scholar of history and the arts, Dr. Leslie Friedman is as well known for her academic achievements as she is for being an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. After receiving her Ph.D. in history from Stanford and her A.B. from Vassar, she was named a Woodrow Wilson Scholar and was a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of London. Dr. Friedman has taught history at schools including Stanford and Vassar, and her writing has been published world wide. Dr. Friedman also received the first Selma Jeanne Cohen Award for International Dance Scholarship, and was a Fellow at The Alden Dow Creativity Center. She was selected by The State Department as the first American to perform with joint U.S./host country sponsorship in many nations, including the USSR and China. She is artistic director of San Francisco’s The Lively Foundation, and co-editor of The Hedgehog, the international arts review.
 
Alan Goldberg

Alan Goldberg has been an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Rhetoric at the University of San Francisco since 1985. Concurrently, he has offered courses in English Literature, in Jewish Studies and at the Fromm Institute. He did his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Chicago, the University of Hawaii, and San Francisco State University. He is a scholar in Jewish American literature with special interests in Saul Bellow, Phillip Roth, and Jews in baseball. Alan was a keynote speaker at the USF Saul Bellow Symposium featuring a reading by the Nobel Prize winning novelist.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   The Lodge at Tiburon
  Tiburon 5 nights
 The Lodge at Tiburon
Type: Boutique Hotel
  Contact info: 1651 Tiburon Blvd.
Tiburon, CA 94920 USA
phone: 415-435-3133
web: www.larkspurhotels.com/collection/tiburon
  Room amenities: Complimentary wireless Internet access DVD player Boston Acoustics radio with iPod plug-in Work desk Room service from Tiburon Tavern Coffee maker Iron/ironing board Hair dryer Bathrobes Air conditioning Complimentary newspaper Shared patio
  Facility amenities: Hotel restaurant: Tiburon Tavern 24-hour complimentary business center Complimentary wireless Internet (includes meeting rooms and restaurant area) Complimentary fitness center Concierge services Complimentary DVD movie library Complimentary self-parking SkyDeck with fireplace Outdoor heated pool and hot tub with poolside fire pit: open 7am to 9pm Pet friendly: call for details
  Smoking allowed: No
  Elevators available: Yes
  Additional nights prior: Best available rate The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Best available rate The best available rate is good for up to three days before and three days after the program dates. Please call the Road Scholar office at 650-355-5320 to make your reservation.
  Check out time: 12:00 PM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Program registration starts at 3pm. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon that night.
  End of Program:
After lunch at 1pm. You will be staying at The Lodge at Tiburon the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Complimentary
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Tiburon
  Nearest city or town:  Tiburon
  Nearest highway: Highway 101
  Nearest airport:  San Francisco International Airport
  From End of Program
  Location: Tiburon
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

San Francisco International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

45 minutes to an hour 

 

Distance:

 

30 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 

Oakland International Airport

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Super Shuttle
phone: 650-238-5888
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

Call shuttle for current rates.
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

One hour, 15 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

37 miles

   

www.supershuttle.com

 
Driving Directions
  From the east Take the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge. $5 toll. When bridge ends, merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd which will merge onto Highway 101 going south. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the north Take Highway 101 South. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make left on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
  From the south Take Highway 101 North. Exit Tiburon Blvd. Make right on Tiburon Blvd. Four miles to hotel at 1651 Tiburon Blvd. Hotel will be on left next to Bank of America. Parking behind hotel.
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: Registration/Orientation/Introductions
(Sunday, November 9)
   
 Afternoon: Registration and Orientation
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: Introductions to your fellow participants
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Great Speeches of the 20th Century/Art Tour: Paris/N. France/Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty
(Monday, November 10)
   
 Breakfast: 7:30-8:30am
 Morning: CLASS: Great Speeches of the 20th Century: Voices that Made History

Great moments in history are often marked by the crystallization of words, evocatively enunciated. In those great speeches you’ll find that powerful combination of content, tone and emotion but, most importantly, you’ll hear the speaker’s sincere belief in the value of what she/he is saying. Using actual sound recordings of the 20th century, this course will explore the history of one hundred years that changed the world like none before them — illustrated by the great speeches of those notable times.

 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: CLASS: Art Tour: Paris/N. France

Paris has spectacular art from Notre Dame to the Louvre, and smaller gems like the Cluny Museum. The outskirts of Paris and highlights in Normandy, Loire Valley finish the course.

 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: CLASS: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty

This course will examine the enigmatic character of our third president and the role he played in the early years of the Republic. We will first provide the background for Jefferson’s long public career by mapping the key intellectual and political contours of his era, and then explore five major themes that run through his life: his radical revolutionary ideology, his friendships with fellow Founders John Adams and James Madison, his lengthy feud with Alexander Hamilton, his often-contradictory stance on slavery, and finally his equally puzzling and ever-shifting theories on the proper republican approach to the administration of political power. We hope thereby to explicate the endlessly fascinating mind set of an energetic, creative, yet deeply flawed American genius. The course will rest largely on the work of five respected contemporary American scholars of the Revolutionary/Federalist Era: Gordon S. Wood, Joseph P. Ellis, Nancy Isenberg, Andrew Burstein, and Annette Gordon-Reed. But we will also take a retrospective look at an earlier generation of Jefferson admirers: biographers such as Merrill Peterson and Dumas Malone.

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Great Speeches of the 20th Century/Highlights of San Francisco/Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty
(Tuesday, November 11)

Note: Four hour bus trip to highlights of San Francisco with stops for picture taking and bathroom breaks.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Great Speeches of the 20th Century
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: Narrated FIELD TRIP to highlights of San Francisco, everyone's second hometown.
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: CLASS: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of Liberty
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: True Victorian Crime Stories/Art Tour: Paris/N. France/Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway
(Wednesday, November 12)

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 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: True Victorian Crime Stories

The era that invented the police force and perfected the detective story offers a non-stop history of murders, espionage, smuggling, and grave robbing. For the crime story fan, the truth really is better than fiction. Did the Victorians consider the same activities to be crimes as we do today? What did they think was fair punishment? Viewing their culture’s condemnation of actions we hardly notice will tell so much about them and even more about ourselves.

 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: CLASS: Art Tour: Paris/N. France
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: CLASS: Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway

This course will focus on three Broadway musicals inspired by Shakespeare's plays. We will look at and listen to excerpts from Rodgers' and Hart's The Boys From Syracuse (The Comedy Of Errors), Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate (The Taming Of The Shrew), and the Bernstein/Sondheim/Laurents/Robbins West Side Story (Romeo and Juliet).

   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: True Victorian Crime Stories/China Cabin/Live Entertainment
(Thursday, November 13)

Note: 20 minute walk to China Cabin over flat, even sidewalks



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: True Victorian Crime Stories
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel
 Afternoon: Docent-led visit of the China Cabin: The China Cabin is the Social Saloon from the S.S. China, a side-wheeled steamer built in 1866 by the William H. Webb shipyard in New York. Commissioned by the Pacific Mail Steamship Company, the China carried mail and passengers from its home port of San Francisco to Asia. The elegant room was salvaged when the ship became obsolete in 1879 and was burned for scrap metal in Tiburon Cove. The Landmarks Society has restored the interior with 22k gold leaf, walnut woodwork, cut-glass floral window panes, and brass chandeliers. The China Cabin was designated a National Maritime Monument in 1978. (Courtesy of the Belvedere-Tiburon Landmarks Society)
 Dinner: Dinner in hotel
 Evening: Live entertainment TBA
   
Accommodations: The Lodge at Tiburon
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway
(Friday, November 14)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast in hotel
 Morning: CLASS: Shakespeare Sings: The Bard on Broadway
 Lunch: Lunch in hotel. The program concludes after lunch.
   
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
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


Great Speeches of the 20th Century (Dover Thrift Editions)


Author: Bob Blaisdell




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