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Week Seven Theme :: The Science of Us

Saturday, August 08, 2020

In the midst of robust debates about tribalism, isolation and bridging differences, this wide-ranging week explores how 21st-century science is disrupting our social and historical understandings of how “us” happens and who “we” are — as communities, demographies, families, nations and a human race.

  • We look at America’s long narrative of folklore and our “melting pot” narrative. • We explore our obsession with — along with the limitations and repercussions of — genealogical/ancestry services.
  • What are the emerging scientific understandings of heritage and ethnicity?
  • How is science is informing community development and our socioeconomic models going forward?

HIGHLIGHTS

LITERARY ARTS

  • Maurice Carlos Ruffin, We Cast a Shadow 

OPERA

  • Opera Pops concert with the CSO. Stuart Chafetz, conductor

ORCHESTRA

  • Rossen Milanov, conductor

SCHOOLS

  • School of Music Voice Program with the Music School Festival Orchestra

THEATER

  • Untitled Margaret Sanger Play by Tyne Rafaeli (a CTC comission)

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