Pre-breakfast class of long, slow stretching and breathing in the Dance Studio. Toast and juice will be available in the Dining Room before class. Getting on/off a bus. Minimal walking; mostly flat, even terrain.
In the Dining Room, the breakfast buffet is prepared fresh each day in the campus kitchen. Baked goods warm from the oven will accompany offerings such as oatmeal, eggs, grits, fruit, juice, coffee, tea, water.
In Wright Hall, where all of our lectures take place, our expert instructor, Dr. Trevor Stephenson, will present an overview and history of the Carmel Bach Festival that began in 1935. We will look at this year’s theme, musical selections, conductors, and musicians. Learn more about the Carmel Bach Festival at bachfestival.org. Trevor Stephenson earned a Doctor of Musical Arts in Historical Performance of Eighteenth-Century Music from Cornell University. He rebuilds and customizes harpsichords while also giving lectures and concerts throughout the country. His classes are always fun, intelligent, and insightful, presenting techniques for assessing music and understanding the festival repertoire to enhance our experience at the festival concerts. Trevor makes the material accessible and entertaining regardless of one’s level of music knowledge.
In the Dining Room, we’ll have soups and sandwich makings from the buffet, all prepared in our kitchen, with beverage choices of coffee, tea (hot/iced), water.
We’ll have a presentation by our expert instructor on the history of the harpsichord.
Dining Room buffet.
We will travel to and from festival events by bus. This evening we will ride to the Sunset Center Theater in downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea for our first Carmel Bach Festival concert. Our program was planned far in advance when details of performances were not confirmed. When available, the information will be posted on the Road Scholar website under this program number and will also be included in preparatory materials sent following enrollment. Learn more at bachfestival.org.