Piano Classics to Show Tunes, Dancers of the Silver Screen, Broadway Sing Along
Montreat Conference Center, located at the base of Graybeard Mountain on 4,000 acres of woodlands, offers comfortable lodging in a peaceful setting for in-depth learning and adventure.
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Program No. 20980RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Beneath Graybeard Mountain in western North Carolina, surrounded by 4,000 acres of hardwood and laurel forests, Montreat Conference Center is a mountain retreat in a tranquil setting ideal for pursuing matters of the mind. Make your way to this peaceful hideaway and lodge at its recently renovated, stone-built Assembly Inn as you delve into the piano repertoire from the Classical period to American show tunes, the great dancers of the Silver Screen and the evolution of the Broadway musical from the 1920s through the 1980s.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy live piano demonstrations of music by Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Cole Porter and others as you learn what these great composers communicate through their music.
  • Relive the Golden Age of movies from the 1930s to the 1950s and learn about unsurpassed masters of dance and choreography like Fred, Ginger, Eleanor and Gene.
  • Sing along as you explore how the Broadway musical evolved over the course of 60 years. Analyze the music, dance and plot and hear anecdotes about writers, composers and performers.

General Notes

Opportunities are available for traveling companions to attend a different program at Montreat during the same week. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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