20373
California
A Musical Medley on San Francisco Bay
Gain a deeper appreciation of the music you love as you enjoy five days of performances, lectures and presentations alongside experts at some of San Francisco’s premier music venues.
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Program No. 20373RJ
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6 days
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5 nights
14 meals
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DAY
1
Registration, Orientation & Introductions, Welcome Dinner
Brisbane (San Francisco Airport), CA
D
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North

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

Afternoon: Program Registration: 3:30-4:30 p.m. After you have your room assignment, come over to the Road Scholar table at our private meeting room to register with the program staff and get your welcome packet containing your name-tag, up-to-date schedule that reflects any last-minute changes, and other important information. If you arrive late, please ask for your packet when you check in. Orientation: 4:30 p.m. The Group Leader will greet everyone and lead introductions. We will review the program theme, the up-to-date Daily Schedule and any changes, discuss safety guidelines, emergency procedures, roles and responsibilities, and answer any questions you may have. Indicated times are approximate. Program activities, schedules, and personnel may need to change due to local circumstances. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. We have set aside some free time in the schedule for your personal independent exploration.

Dinner: In the hotel, enjoy a plated meal with salad, entrée, side dishes including seasonal vegetables, rolls and butter, dessert, and beverage options including coffee, tea, water; other beverages available for purchase.

Evening: Continue getting to know your fellow participants, settle in, and get a good night’s rest for the day ahead.

DAY
2
Poets of Broadway, American Music, Parts 1 and 2
Brisbane (San Francisco Airport), CA
B,L,D
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North

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: In class one of the poets of Broadway, a musical theater historian discusses Lorenz Hart (A Connecticut Yankee, Boys From Syracuse, Pal Joey) and his songs, “My Funny Valentine,” “Manhattan,” “My Romance,” “Thou Swell,” and “My Heart Stood Still.” Next, we will discuss Oscar Hammerstein (Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific) and his songs, “Make Believe,” “I’m in Love with a Wonderful Guy,” “If I Loved You,” and “All the Things You Are.”

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: A music expert leads through the history of American music. The class is an exploration of the American musical traditions born of the plethora of folk songs of an immigrant population and their development into a new musical language through the 20th century. This class covers genres from classical to the development of popular music across the decades: blues, rock 'n roll, jazz, Broadway and electronic pop technologies and the social, political and economic movements that influenced the art forms.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Our examination of American music continues.

DAY
3
Broadway's Poets, Part 2, Piano Music of the Romantic Era
Brisbane (San Francisco Airport), CA
B,L,D
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: In today’s class, our musical theater expert discusses Ira Gershwin (Lady Be Good, Of Thee I Sing, Girl Crazy, Porgy & Bess) and his songs, “Embraceable You,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “I Got Rhythm,” and “The Man That Got Away.” Next, we will learn about Yip Harburg (The Wizard of Oz, Bloomer Girl, Finian’s Rainbow) and his songs, “Brother Can You Spare a Dime?,” “Over the Rainbow,” “How Are Things in Glocca Mora,” “April in Paris,” and “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: A classical music experts delves into the beautiful piano music of the Romantic Era. No other instrument better exemplifies the Romantic era in music than the piano. More than a century after the fact, the music composed for the piano throughout the 19th century remains the staple for performers and audience members alike. No other classical music is more dearly loved. Piano masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Debussy, and others will engage, enrich and entertain participants.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: Our discussion of music of the Romantic Era continues.

DAY
4
American Music, Part 3, Musical Performance
Brisbane (San Francisco Airport), CA
B,L,D
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North

Activity note: Note: Bus ride to/from San Francisco is approximately 30-45 minutes. The music performance is two hours in length.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Our discussion of the history of great American music continues.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: We will enjoy an organ concert at beautiful Davies Symphony Hall. Be mesmerized as organist Nathan Laube performs on the magnificent 8,264 Ruffatti organ.

Dinner: In the hotel

Evening: At leisure. You might like to go out on your own, enjoy the hotel’s amenities, socialize with new Road Scholar friends, or just relax.

DAY
5
American Music Part 4, Free Afternoon, Musical Entertainment
Brisbane (San Francisco Airport), CA
B,L,D
DoubleTree by Hilton San Francisco Airport North

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Our in-depth look at the evolution of American music concludes.

Lunch: In the hotel.

Afternoon: Free Afternoon. Take this opportunity for personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions and give directions.

Dinner: In the hotel.

Evening: In the hotel, we end the evening on a high note with a performance by a Bay Area musician.

DAY
6
Poets of Broadway, Part 3, Program Concludes
Brisbane (San Francisco Airport), CA
B

Activity note: Note: Hotel check-out is by 12:00 Noon.

Breakfast: In the hotel.

Morning: Our class on the legendary lyricists of Broadway concludes with a discussion of Sheldon Harnick (Fiorello, Fiddler on the Roof) and his songs, “Sunrise, Sunset,” “Matchmaker,” “To Life,” “If I Were a Rich Man,” and “A Sabbath Prayer.” We also look at Alan Jay Lerner (Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon, My Fair Lady, Camelot) and his songs, “Almost Like Being in Love,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “If Ever I Would Leave You.” This concludes our program. We hope you enjoy all your Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. We encourage you to 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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