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Oregon

Oregon Festival of American Music

Immerse yourself in music from 20th century film at the 30th annual Oregon Festival of American Music, where you’ll enjoy 7 concerts, rehearsal access and plenty of history and culture.
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Program No. 14988RJ
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7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
6 B 5 L 6 D
DAY
1
Check-in, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Eugene, OR
D
Campus Inn

Activity note: Hotel check-in from 3:00 p.m.

Afternoon: When you check in at the front desk, pick up your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, other important information, and to learn when and where the Orientation session will take place. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Then take some time to freshen up and relax before dinner. At 5:30 p.m., we will begin van shuttle service from the hotel to The Shedd (John G. Shedd Institute for the Arts) for dinner. The Road Scholar program at OFAM includes 6 out of 7 available performances: opening and closing evening concerts, 2 matinees, and your choice of 2 additional evening concerts. Road Scholar tickets are in B-level seating that can be upgraded to A-level for a small fee. You may also add another evening concert if you wish at a special Road Scholar discount. An order form and concert descriptions will be included in your materials or you can contact the Shedd Ticket Office directly at 541-434-7000.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. In the Great Hall at The Shedd, we’ll have plated meals with beverage choices of soda, coffee tea, Oregon water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Orientation: Ginevra Ralph, Director of Education and Co-Founder of The Shedd Institute and Oregon Festival of American Music, will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Program activities and all meals are at The Shedd. Road Scholars are invited to attend post-concert receptions with the artists. There is a scheduled shuttle service for riding to/from the The Shedd that can also be arranged as needed. We’ll also have a day for “wild card” activities to choose from that we’ll discuss during our Orientation session. Periods in the schedule labeled “Free Time” and “At Leisure” offer opportunities to make the program more meaningful and memorable while going out to explore on your own, engaging in available activities independently, making new friends among fellow Road Scholars, or simply relaxing. The Group Leader will always be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. Ginevra will also present a short history of The Shedd Institute’s year-round music programming, educational activities, and tell the story of how the organization has turned this 65,000 square foot former church into a premier concert hall as well as “acres” of classrooms for a community music institute. Continue getting to know your fellow Road Scholars, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

DAY
2
Faculty-Artist Presentations, Concert
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Campus Inn

Activity note: Shuttles from the hotel to The Shedd will be available. If you prefer to walk the few blocks, we will give you easy directions. Many stairs in handicapped accessible building, elevator available.

Breakfast: In the Great Hall at The Shedd, choose what you like from the breakfast buffet.

Morning: Most mornings, we’ll have two presentations by Shedd Music School Faculty, UO Faculty, guest artists or other local experts on topics that will set the music you will hear in its cultural and historical context and to expand your understanding of musical styles, technique, composers and lyricists, arranging, and improvisation.

Lunch: In the Great Hall at The Shedd, choose what you like from the lunch buffet that includes soda, coffee, tea, Oregon water; other beverages available for purchase.

Afternoon: Our series of presentations and activities for Road Scholar will continue. After returning to the hotel, the remainder of the afternoon is free.

Dinner: Shedd plated meal.

Evening: Concert: 8:00 p.m. Our Gala Opening Concert. The concert is upstairs in the 800-seat Jaqua Concert Hall. This concert sets the mood for the week. Shuttles will be provided to hotels after the concert.

DAY
3
Faculty Presentations, Films, Festival Artists, Concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Campus Inn

Activity note: Getting on/off shuttle or walking to the Shedd.

Breakfast: Shedd buffet.

Morning: Our series of presentations and activities for Road Scholar will continue.

Lunch: Shedd buffet.

Afternoon: After lunch you can attend the Festival’s community sing-along, led by the Road Scholar Songsters, to join in singing many of the great Songbook melodies you'll be enjoying all week. We will also have our first matinee concert. The sing-along will be in the Sheffer Recital hall, and the concert will be in the Jaqua Concert Hall.

Dinner: Shedd plated meal.

Evening: Concert: 8:00 p.m Shuttles will be provided to hotels after the concert.

DAY
4
Faculty Presentations, Films, Festival Artists, Concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Campus Inn

Activity note: Getting on/off shuttle or walking to the Shedd.

Breakfast: Shedd buffet.

Morning: Our series of presentations and activities for Road Scholar will continue.

Lunch: Shedd buffet.

Afternoon: Matinee concert

Dinner: Shedd buffet.

Evening: Concert: 8:00 pm A reception in the gallery will follow the concert. Shuttles will be provided to hotels after the concert.

DAY
5
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Free Time, concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Campus Inn

Activity note: Getting on/off a bus. Walking approximately 1 block to/from museum. Stairs, elevator building.

Breakfast: Shedd buffet.

Morning: We’ll board a bus for a field trip to the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA) on the University of Oregon campus. The JSMA has extensive holdings of Chinese, Japanese, Korean and American art representing past and present world cultures. An educational expert will lead us through current exhibitions and provide insights into the permanent collection. Returning to the hotel after our field trip, the remainder of the morning is free. A favorite Eugene Saturday activity is the weekly Saturday Market, a combination of food, crafts, and farmers' market, 1.5 blocks from The Shedd.

Lunch: Shedd buffet.

Afternoon: We will have several activities, as well as time to explore the beautiful downtown Eugene and visit the Saturday Market!

Dinner: Shedd plated meal. The Road Scholar Songsters, who have had a parallel program all week, will perform for us at dinner.

Evening: Concert: 8:00 pm As an alternative activity for those who do not wish to select this concert, we will have a showing of one of the films in the Festival’s Film Series. Shuttles will be provided to hotels after the concert and film.

DAY
6
Wild Card Activities, Free Time, Concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Campus Inn

Breakfast: Shedd buffet.

Morning: Today we’ll have several different activities to choose from. The specifics will vary based on the availability of guest speakers and the like, but may range from films to expert presentations on other aspects of Oregon’s history and culture, volcanology, UO zebra fish cloning research, informal walks, etc.

Lunch: Shedd buffet.

Afternoon: Jazz Party. 3:00-7:00p.m. The rep will be classic songs featured on various concerts throughout the entire festival with plenty of other swing classics and jazz standards thrown in, offered as solos and group jams with a solid mix of vocals. The format for the concert will be our usual jazz party: top-ticketed cabaret seating down front of the main floor, and reserved seating up in the balcony, with a full bar in the Tykeson Lobby. While dressing up is not required, in the spirit of the event we encourage it.

Dinner: Shedd plated meal. 7:00 p.m., following the jazz party. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.

Evening: If you have an early morning departure, the program concludes with this concert, otherwise please join us for breakfast on Monday morning.

DAY
7
Program Concludes
Eugene, OR
B

Activity note: Hotel check-out 11:00 a.m.

Breakfast: Shedd buffet. This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Please join our Facebook page and share photos of your program. Visit us at www.facebook.com/rsadventures. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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