"I Left My Heart in San Francisco"

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Destination: San Francisco
Trip Leader: Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish
Dates: March 1–5, 2017
Trip Capacity: 40 guests
Registration Deadline: February 1, 2017
Program Cost: $800/person

Trip Overview

Having grown up in “The City by the Bay,” Dr. Jureit-Beamish will share her lifelong passion for the vitality and beauty of one of the greatest cities in the world. Musical highlights include attending the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Hall for a concert of Russian masters conducted by the world renowned Michael Tilson Thomas and featuring French virtuoso cellist Gautier Capuçon; delighting in a Beatles tribute concert by The Fab Four at Bernard Maybeck’s landmark Palace of Fine Arts; and enjoying a special concert by Dr. Jureit-Beamish and pianist and violinist Laura Garritson Parker, Assistant Professor of Music at Principia College. On Friday we have the extraordinary opportunity to experience firsthand the connection between Bernard Maybeck’s iconic architecture in the San Francisco Bay Area and Principia College’s Maybeck masterpieces. Lecturing in one of Berkeley’s finest Maybeck buildings, First Church of Christ, Scientist, Berkeley, leading Maybeck scholar and historical geographer Dr. Gray Brechin of the University of California, Berkeley, will celebrate the life and works of Bernard Maybeck. Also included in the trip are tours of San Francisco and a thrilling sunset cruise under the majestic Golden Gate Bridge. Our long weekend will likely leave you singing, “I left my heart in San Francisco.”

This trip includes the following:

  • Tickets to all activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Transportation to and from all activities beginning March 2
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Lectures by Dr. Jureit-Beamish

The following are not included:

  • Airfare, taxes, fuel surcharges, and checked baggage fees
  • Transportation to and from the airport
  • Lodging
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance

Meet Your Trip Faculty Member

Dr. Marie Jureit-Beamish, Professor Emerita of Music, began teaching at Principia College in 1978 and served on the faculty until retiring in 2014. A winner of the prestigious St. Louis Artist Presentation Society Competition and a member of Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, she has earned music degrees from UC Berkeley, Stanford University, and Yale School of Music. During her tenure at Principia, Jureit-Beamish conducted the College orchestra and taught a wide variety of courses, including an award-winning class of piano and flute students, Fundamentals of Music, Chamber Music, The Creative World of Mozart, and many more. Together with her musical family, she has performed for many of Principia’s continuing education programs and alumni weekends. She has also led several European trips for Principia and directed College music tours around the country. In 2014, Jureit-Beamish was awarded honorary alumni status.