| Breakfast: ||In the hotel restaurant, the tasty breakfast buffet offers scrambled eggs, smoked bacon and grilled sausages, breakfast potatoes, oatmeal and cold cereals including granola, yogurts, fresh fruit, bagels and cream cheese, assorted breads and pastries, milk, juices, coffee, assorted teas, water.|
| Morning: ||Mozart's Viennese Operas. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent the last decade of his life in the music capital of 18th century Europe, Vienna. During this period he created some of the world’s greatest and most beloved works for the opera stage. Mozart’s operas during his Viennese period reveal keys to his life as well as a golden era in world culture. In our first class, we’ll have an introduction to styles of opera in the 18th century, major opera centers, important opera composers and focus in particular on “The Abduction from the Seraglio” (Die Entführung aus dem Serail) and “The Marriage of Figaro” (Le nozze di Figaro).|
| Lunch: ||In the hotel, our lunch buffet offers salad, an entrée, meats and breads for making sandwiches, fresh vegetables, dessert, and beverage choices including tea (iced or hot) and water; other beverages available for purchase.|
| Afternoon: ||Our next class on Mozart’s Viennese operas takes a close look at “Così fan tutte” (The School for Lovers), “Don Giovanni,” and “Die Zauberflöte” (The Magic Flute).|
After a break, we’ll regroup for a class on 20th Century Music in America, Part 1. Music in the 20th century, like the rest of life, changed so rapidly and so radically from what went before that it is impossible to define as we do with the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras. Through audio, video, and live performance, we will examine some of the many different genres and styles that developed in the U.S. during the 20th century until around World War II, from the influence of Debussy and Ravel in particular on Gershwin and other American composers; “nationalism” in the works of Ives and Copland, who incorporated folk music into their compositions.
| Dinner: ||In the hotel.|
| Evening: ||20th Century American Music, Part 2. Continuing our investigation, we will take a chronological approach paralleling classical and popular music and artists who changed their art form. In this class, we’ll consider the second half of the century and take a look and listen at Bessie Smith, Ellington, Armstrong, Bernstein, Partch, Miles Davis, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, Grandmaster Flash & Kool DJ. 2|