Lectures

One Earth, Our Earth Film Series

6:00 pm

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Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Litchfield Community Center presents “One Earth, Our Earth Film Series” Doc’s & Dialog Join us the first Wednesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m., to watch the following documentaries and share in a facilitated dialog at the conclusion of each film. You are welcome to bring a “brown bag dinner”. Tea, coffee & packaged snack served Wednesday, Nov 4 “The Biggest Little Farm” Wednesday, Dec 2 “The True Cost” Wednesday, Jan 6 “A Simpler Way” Wednesday, Feb 3 “A Time to Choose” All Are Welcome ~ Free Will Offering *Limited to 25 and Free Registration is Required*

Metropolitan Opera "Talk" Series

1:00 pm

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Virtual Zoom presentation Registrants will receive Zoom link day before presentation $10/talk or register for all 3 & save! Music historian Jeffrey Engel will Live Zoom lecture on three productions originally scheduled for the Metropolitan Opera's Fall simulcasts Including: Oct. 15, 1pm - "Aida" by Giuseppi Verdi Nov. 12, 1pm - "Il Trovatore" by Giuseppi Verdi Dec. 3, 1pm - "Fidelio" by Beethoven Giuseppi Verdi has been called “The Colossus of Italy and an “Olympian figure in Italian opera.” A former Italian minister of culture stated that “Italy without Verdi would be like England without Shakespeare.” We should not be surprised by such accolades. For some 51 years Verdi dominated Italian opera. Of the 25 operas of this period at least 15 are fixtures in the current repertory. It has been calculated that at least one live performance of a Verdi work has taken place in the world every single day for the past 100 years! Few, if any other opera composers, can make such a boast. “Aida” is a relatively late work. It is full of lyrical and dramatic arias, duets and stirring ensemble numbers. Jeffrey Engel will detail the story of “Aida’s” creation and play recorded excerpts About the presenter: Music Historian Jeffrey Engel has been giving lectures devoted to music history for more than 20 years. He believes that such lectures should be entertaining as well as informative. To that end, his explanations are never too technical and he infuses his material with amusing anecdotes and musical illustrations.

One Earth, Our Earth Film Series

6:00 pm

Registration required for each date LEARN MORE

Honoring the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Litchfield Community Center presents “One Earth, Our Earth Film Series” Doc’s & Dialog Join us the first Wednesday of the month, 6 – 8 p.m., to watch the following documentaries and share in a facilitated dialog at the conclusion of each film. You are welcome to bring a “brown bag dinner”. Tea, coffee & packaged snack served Wednesday, Nov 4 “The Biggest Little Farm” Wednesday, Dec 2 “The True Cost” Wednesday, Jan 6 “A Simpler Way” Wednesday, Feb 3 “A Time to Choose” All Are Welcome ~ Free Will Offering *Limited to 25 and Free Registration is Required*

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