The Media Machine and Orwell's 1984
September 15, 2005
TPAC’s Polk Theater
As People's Branch Theatre sets the stage for their production of George Orwell's 1984,
join us as we discuss mass media and its role in the age of information. Are we being told the "fair and balanced" truth? Big Brother is watching us, but who's watching him?
Matt Chiorini, Artistic Director of People’s Branch Theatre
Jeffrey Frace, Director of SITI Company
Christopher Yoo, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt School of Law
Cindy Steine, Director of External Relations, Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music
To help defray the cost of the luncheon series, cash donations will be accepted at the door. A portion of the proceeds collected at this luncheon will be donated to The People’s Branch Theatre. To learn more about this organization, please visit their website at www.peoplesbranch.org.
"If Music Be the Food of Love, Play On!"
Shakespeare Makes Beautiful Music in Nashville Opera's Surrender Road
October 27, 2005
TPAC's Johnson Theater
The power and beauty of Shakespeare's words naturally weave throughout the libretto of this contemporary opera by Nashville's Marcus Hummon. Set in present-day New York City, Surrender Road is the story of Manuel, a young boxer trying to realize his dreams, and Emily, an artist struggling to make it in the city. Join us as we discuss the art of bringing new works to Nashville audiences with an in-depth look into Surrender Road.
John Hoomes, Artistic Director of Nashville Opera
Marcus Hummon, Acclaimed Nashville songwriter and composer of Surrender Road
Gayle Shay, Director of Vanderbilt Opera Theatre
Carol Penterman, Executive Director of Nashville Opera
* Please note we have limited seating capacity for this program. We will only be accepting 240 reservations for this event and no walk-ins.
Reservations will only be accepted 3 weeks prior to event date.
"Sones de Mexico Ensemble"
Join us in celebrating Mexican Music Traditions, Cultures, and Regional Styles. Enjoy music excerpts and illuminative discussion.
To help defray the cost of the luncheon series, cash donations will be accepted at the door. A portion of the proceeds collected at this luncheon will be donated to The Nashville Opera. To learn more about this organization, please visit their website at http://www.nashvilleopera.org