14988
Eugene
Oregon Festival of American Music
Immerse yourself in the great music, dance and comedy of WWII at the Oregon Festival of America, where you’ll enjoy 6 concerts, rehearsal access and a wealth of history and culture.
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Program No. 14988RJ
Length
7 days
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7 days
6 nights
17 meals
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DAY
1
Check In, Registration, Welcome Dinner, Orientation
Eugene, OR
D
Inn at the 5th

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

Afternoon: Check in to hotel beginning at 3pm. Your welcome folder and schedule will be at the front desk. At 5:30 pm we will begin van shuttle service to The Shedd for dinner, followed by an Orientation and shuttles back to the hotel. If you prefer to walk to The Shedd from the Hilton, turn right out of the driveway. Walk 2 blocks to High Street and turn right. Continue 2.5 blocks until you see the Shedd at 868 High Street and enter through the bank of white doors. From the Inn at the 5th, just walk 2 blocks south on High Street to 868 High Street.

Dinner: 6 pm -- Dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase. Vegetarian options may be ordered ahead.

Evening: Ginevra Ralph, Director of Education and co-founder of The Shedd Institute and Oregon Festival of American Music will greet you and give you an overview of the week's events and final schedules. Ginevra will also present a short history of The Shedd Institute’s year-round music programming and educational activities, and of how the organization has turned this 65,000 sq. ft. former church into a premier concert hall and the “acres” of classrooms for a community music institute.

DAY
2
Faculty-Artist Presentations, Concert
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Inn at the 5th

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: Buffet breakfast is in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Shuttles from the hotel to The Shedd will be available.

Morning: Lectures, workshops, sessions with festival speakers and artists.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.

Afternoon: Lecture, workshops, sessions with festival speakers and artists. The Shedd will provide shuttles in the afternoon to return to the hotel and The Shedd for free time and dinner.

Dinner: 6 pm -- Served dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Full bar, wine and beer are available for purchase.

Evening: I'LL BE SEEING YOU: G.I. Jive, G. I. Jill & The Jukebox of the Air. Our Gala Opening Concert begins at 8pm, upstairs in the 800-seat Jaqua Concert Hall. This concert sets the stage for the week with an overview of the popular music and entertainment played in boosting the spirits of folks both at home and away at war. More updated details will be posted here and on our website as available. Road Scholars are invited to all post-concert receptions with the artists.

DAY
3
Faculty Presentations, Films, Festival Artists, Concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Inn at the 5th

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

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at The Shedd. Shuttle available.

Morning: Lecture, workshops, sessions with festival speakers and artists.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.

Afternoon: 1:30pm Matinee Concert: On A Wing And a Prayer: Gems on V-Disc The first of 3 different, 75-90 minute, matinee concerts that explore special aspects of the theme in more depth. More updated details will be posted here and on our website as available. [You choose 2 of these as part of your tuition. The 3rd can be added at a ticket discount.] Shuttles to hotels will be available following the concert. 5pm Optional Public Lecture by OFAM guest lecturer.

Dinner: 6 pm -- Served dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Full bar, wine and beer are available for purchase.

Evening: 8:00pm -- Evening concert. Groovin' High: Dizzy, Bird & The Birth of Bebop The second of our evening concerts. More updated details will be posted here and on our website as available. Shuttles will be available to transport to hotel following the performance and reception.

DAY
4
Faculty Presentations, Films, Festival Artists, Concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Inn at the 5th

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

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at The Shedd. Shuttle available.

Morning: Lectures, workshops, sessions with festival artists.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.

Afternoon: 1:30pm Matinee Concert: Reveille With Beverly: Hollywood in the War Years The second of 3 different, 75-90 minute, matinee concerts that explore special aspects of the theme in more depth. More updated details will be posted here and on our website as available. [You choose 2 of these as part of your tuition. The 3rd can be added at a ticket discount.] Shuttles to hotels will be available following the concert.

Dinner: 6 pm -- Served dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Full bar, wine and beer are available for purchase.

Evening: 8:00pm -- Evening concert. Somewhere In The South Pacific: Bob "Mosquito Net" Hope & The USO The third of our evening concerts. More updated details will be posted here and on our website as available. Shuttles will be available to transport to hotel following the performance and reception.

DAY
5
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Free Time, Concert
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Inn at the 5th

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

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at The Shedd. Shuttle available.

Morning: Today will feature by a trip to the University of Oregon. A Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art educational guide will lead us through the current changing exhibition and provide insights into the extensive Asian and contemporary NW permanent collections. Depending on their programming TBA, an alternate option would be to go to the UO's Museum of Natural and Cultural History.

Lunch: Buffet lunch in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Wine and beer are available for purchase.

Afternoon: No matinee concert today. Shuttles to hotels will be available following lunch and to get you back in time for an early dinner.

Dinner: 5:30 pm --Early dinner tonight to get to the "USO radio broadcast" cabaret concert on time!

Evening: 7:00 pm Cabaret concert: Keep The Home Fires Burning: Command Performance, Mail Call & Jubilee Tonight we transform The Shedd's Jaqua Concert Hall into a cabaret/night club with café tables and a full bar available on the main floor. Road Scholar tickets are in the balcony or rear of the Hall, and if you wish to sit at one of the tables you will need to “upgrade” your tickets to A-level. This information will come to you separately. More concert details will be posted here and on our website as available. Shuttles to hotels are available following the performance.

DAY
6
Wild Card Activities, Free Time, Concerts
Eugene, OR
B,L,D
Inn at the 5th

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

Breakfast: Buffet breakfast at The Shedd. Shuttle available.

Morning: Today will be a combination of free time and some "wild card" activities. A favorite Eugene Saturday activity is the weekly Saturday Market, a combination of food, crafts, and farmers' market -- located 1.5 blocks from The Shedd.

Lunch: Buffet lunch is available in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Or you can eat at the Saturday Market or neighboring restaurants on your own.

Afternoon: 1:30pm Matinee Concert: Skylark: Johnny Mercer & World War II The third of 3 different, 75-90 minute, matinee concerts that explore special aspects of the theme in more depth. More updated details will be posted here and on our website as available. [You choose 2 of these as part of your tuition. The 3rd can be added at a ticket discount.] Shuttles to hotels will be available following the concert.

Dinner: 6 pm -- Served dinners are held in the Great Hall at The Shedd. Full bar, wine and beer are available for purchase. The Road Scholar Songsters, who have had a parallel program all week, will perform for you at dinner!

Evening: 8:00pm Concert – Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive: The Andrews Sisters, Bing Crosby & WWII You will attend the Grand Finale concert as part of your tuition. More concert details will be posted here and on our website as available. If you have an early morning departure, the program concludes with this concert, otherwise please join us for breakfast on Sunday morning. Shuttles to hotels will be available following the concert.

DAY
7
The program ends after breakfast at The Shedd.
Eugene, OR
B

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

Breakfast: The program ends after breakfast at The Shedd. Evaluation forms may be left at the hotel desk for participants leaving before breakfast.