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SPECIAL EVENT: Robert Shaw Documentary Screening

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September 15, 2017

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Join us for a very special screening of the Robert Shaw documentary on Sep 15 at 7:30PM. It's an evening of film, education, music and wine and cheese.

Peter Miller and Pamela Roberts’ film depicts Shaw’s life, from his days as a minister’s son in small-town California to his celebrated career as one of the world’s leading conductors of choral music with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The film includes interviews with Jimmy Carter, Yo-Yo Ma, Walter Cronkite and many others.

“With a magical pacing that not only keeps the story compelling, but does so while maintaining an exquisite resonance with the forms in which Shaw did his finest work, ‘Robert Shaw’ delivers a heartfelt message about art in service to, and as an expression of, the very best of what humanity is capable.” – The Los Angeles Beat.

Presented at the Douglass Theatre (355 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.), the evening will begin with comments from Professor Nadine Cheek, Chair of the Music Department at Wesleyan College, recalling her experiences as a singer in several Shaw-conducted choirs. This will be followed by a live performance from the Wesleyannes, a small choral ensemble of Wesleyan undergraduates led by Professor Cheek, singing songs arranged by Shaw. A wine and cheese reception follows, after which the documentary will be screened. All this for ONLY $5. Douglass box office hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 5pm and ½ hour prior to performance. For group sales, call the Douglass Theatre box office at 478-742-2000.