Community Conversations Series


Letter from Italy, 1944: Community Conversations Series

Sponsored by the GMChorale and Hartford Chorale
February 16, 2017 – April 20, 2017

Nine Special Events in preparation for the Hartford Premiere of the Oratorio
Letter from Italy, 1944
May 4, 2017, at The Bushnell, Hartford, Connecticut

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  • Thursday, February 16, 2017Documentary Screening: Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” followed by Conversation with Director & Filmmaker, Emmy Award-winner Karyl Evans. Open to the public free of charge.

    Russell Library, Middletown,  6:30 – 8 PM

 

  • Thursday, March 2, 2017Lecture: “Mental Health, the Media, and the U.S. Veteran: Historical Perspectives on PTSD/Military, by Dr. John H. Warner, Avalon Professor of the History of Medicine, Yale University. Open to the public free of charge.

    Newington Public Library, 7:00 – 8:30 PM

 

  • Sunday, March 12, 2017Documentary Screening: “Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” Open to the public free of charge.

    Little Theater of Manchester, Cheney Hall, Manchester, 3:00 – 4:30 PM

 

  • Thursdays, March 23, 30 & April 6, 2017 – Lecture Series: “Transforming the Silence,” President’s College, University of Hartford.  Open to the public; cost for series: $80; Fellows $65.  Register at http://library.hartford.edu/presidentscollege/

    All lectures at KF Room, Mortensen Library, University of Hartford, on Thursdays, 2:00 – 3:30 PM

    1. Documentary Screening: Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” & Post- screening Conversation with Director and Filmmaker Karyl Evans
    2. Poetry Reading of Letter from Italy: Nancy Meneely presents her poetry with slide projections and music; Sarah Meneely-Kyder, composer, joins her sister for Conversation with the audience.
    3. Lecture: “Looking at PTSD,” Dr. Jason DeViva, Clinical Psychologist with VA Connecticut   Healthcare’s PTSD and Anxiety Disorders Program; Assistant Professor, Yale School of Medicine

     

  • April 1 – May 30, 2017Exhibition:  “Letter from Italy, 1944: Original Sources,” photos, letters, 10th Mountain Division artifacts, poetry and scores used in the oratorio’s creation; from the Meneely Collection; Open to the public free of charge.

    West Hartford Public Library – ongoing

 

  •  April 20, 2017 Presentation: “Letter from Italy, 1944: a Musical Moment” by Jack Anthony Pott, tenor lead soloist and Joseph D’Eugenio, Production Director, as part of the morning program, Musical Club of Hartford. Open to the public free of charge.

    Westminster Presbyterian Church, West Hartford, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

 

  • April 20, 2017Documentary Screening: Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” &  Post-screening Conversation with Dr. James Marinchak, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PTSD Clinical Team Leader, VA Connecticut Healthcare System, Newington Campus. Open to the public free of charge.

    Noah Webster Room, West Hartford Public Library, 7:00 – 8:45 PM