Whether you like muffins, pancakes or waffles, bacon or sausage, grits or oatmeal, biscuits and gravy or a bowl of cereal and some fruit, breakfast in the Galax Dining Room, served from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. is sure to please! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!
Our early morning course, Piano Classics to Show Tunes, is with Michael Ruiz. Michael gets us reved up and going. "From Bach to the Beatles." We start our class discussing how different types of music affect us in profound ways that vary from individual to individual. We give an example with Rachmaninoff's music. Then we discuss some forms music can take as we survey classical music, popular music, and jazz. A fun demonstration is playing a Beatle's song in the style of Bach. We will work in show tunes for each of our classes, some coming from movies we encounter in our course on Great Dancers of the Silver Screen. We'll have a mid morning break and then come back to class for our presentation on Great Dancers of the Silver Screen," with Michael Ruiz. The Golden Age of Hollywood Begins. We start our course that honors great dancers and choreographers of the silver screen by first viewing some old movies from the invention of the movie camera to the dawn of the Golden Age of the Silver Screen. Our dance excerpts include some short 30-second clips of dancers by Edison's Studio, a sample of silent films of the 1920s, and the first talkies of the late 1920s. One of our stars in this period is Al Jolson.
Lunch is served from 12:15 - 1:15 in the Assembly Inn Dining Room. The lunch menu varies each day, but normally features a salad bar, sandwich fixings, soup, and a yummy (light) dessert to top it off.
We'll begin our exploration of the History of Broadway, Sing Along, focusing on the 20s and 30s. The early days of broadway were the days of Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Kern and Hammerstein, George Gershwin, and Cole Porter. The shows were often silly and forgettable, and usually nothing more than vehicles for the stars involved. But the music was sublime. Throughout the week, we will discuss the writers and composers of the great shows, as well as some of the notable performers. We will examine how sociological forces (the changing roles of women and minorities, the youth movement of the 60’s) and technological innovations (radio, television, the LP album) have shaped the Broadway musical. And best of all, we will sing some of the great songs we remember from the good old days. 3:30 Walk Around Montreat (guided tour of grounds) or free time
Ready for another yummy dinner? 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Assembly Inn Dining Room
Evening program (entertainment), from 7:00 to 8:00 features Joshua Messick. Asheville, North Carolina-based National Hammered Dulcimer Champion, Joshua Messick, breathes new life into an ancient, enchanting instrument. Creativity flows with dynamic passion as he weaves progressive, cinematic stylings & modern techniques into traditional melodies, original compositions, & powerful improvisations. You will be inspired as Joshua plays World Fusion, New Acoustic, Classical, Folk, & Traditional Favorites. Check out his brand new release, “Woodland Dance.” games/cards and tv available in the lobby for fellowship. Perhaps a movie on a big screen, if the group is interested