Poetry for Peace
Commemorating the Centennial of U.S. entry into World War I
A collaboration of the Rochester Oratorio Society and the University of Rochester Humanities Center
Join us for the following events providing historical and cultural background into the music, the era, the poetry and related topics, all offered free of charge and open to the public.
March 1 ‘Imagining the Great War in the Age of Post-Memory’
University of Rochester Professor of English Bette London addresses the issue of centennial commemorations of the Great War in the United Kingdom through the art commissions sponsored by 14-18-Now. 7:00–9:00 P.M., Humanities Center, Second Floor, Conference Room D, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus. Free parking in Library lot.
March 10 ‘Undertones of War’ and ‘Drum Taps’ and Dona Nobis Pacem
German scholar and historian, Roy Kirvan and poet and librarian, Kathryn Jospe discuss these seminal works by Edmund Blunden and Walt Whitman. Moderated by Mona Seghatoleslami, WXXI Classical 91.5. 7:00–9:00 P.M., The Rochester Brainery,176 Anderson Ave # F109, Rochester, NY 14607 Free street parking or in the adjacent Village Gate lot.
March 23 ‘Perspectives on the Great War: A Panel Discussion with University of Rochester Faculty Members’ “Medical Perspectives” by Theodore M. Brown, “Musical Perspectives” by Lisa Jakelski, and “Cultural Perspectives” by Jean Pedersen. Moderated by Joan Shelley Rubin. 7:00–9:00 P.M., Humanities Center, Second Floor, Conference Room D, Rush Rhees Library, University of Rochester River Campus. Free parking in Library lot.
Then join us for “Poetry in Peace,” by the Rochester Oratorio Society and Nazareth College Choir, Friday, March 24, 7:30 P.M. at Hochstein Performance Hall. Tickets at: http://bpt.me/2591583
March 24 ‘Rochester Mobilizes for the Great War’
Pre-concert chat for concert ticket holders. Daniel D. Cody, American Historian, Collections Manager/Registrar, Rochester Historical Society, offers a presentation on local impact. Moderated by Mona Seghatoleslami, Host/Producer, WXXI Classical 91.5. 6:30 P.M., Hochstein School of Music and Dance, 50 Plymouth Avenue North, Rochester, NY 14614. Tickets at: http://bpt.me/2591583
April 18 ‘Letters from a Doughboy: The Wartime Experiences of an American Soldier in World War I.’ Katherine Schumacher presents her book, based on her father’s letters. Moderated by Mona Seghatoleslami, Host/Producer, WXXI Classical 91.5 7:00–9:00 P.M., in the Gathering Space, Asbury First United Methodist Church, 1050 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Park free of charge in the lot behind the main church building.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]