Letter from Italy, 1944 – Community Conversations

Letter from Italy, 1944 – Community Conversations

The Hartford Chorale and the GMChorale, in preparation for our May 4 performance of the oratorio Letter from Italy, 1944, offer a series of Community Conversations:

Thursday, February 16, 2017 – Documentary 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 (Postponed from 2/9 due to inclement weather)

Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Lecture: “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, 2017 – Documentary 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

Documentary Screening: “Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” & Post- screening Conversation with Director and Filmmaker Karyl Evans
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.
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, 2017 –Exhibition: “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, 2017 – Documentary Screening: “Letter from Italy, 1944: A New American Oratorio” & Post-screening Conversation with Dr. James Marinchak, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PTSE 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

 

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