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Week Two Theme :: Forces Unseen: What Shapes Our Daily Lives

Saturday, July 04, 2020

We like to think we have ultimate freedom of choice. Yet every product or experience we can possibly consider has been carefully selected for us by a mostly invisible class of societal gatekeepers and tastemakers. Our choices are not only limited, but also affected by everything from explicit advertisements and an industry of “influencers” to secretive campaigns and algorithms.

  • Who are these shapers of modern life? How do they decide what trends to push?
  • Who are they accountable to, and how can we as individuals recognize and contend with them?

HIGHLIGHTS

COMMUNITY

  • Annual Community Band concert

CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Ray Chen and Alexander Gavrylyuk

CLASSICAL

  • Alexander Gavrylyuk

DANCE

  • The Washington Ballet

ENTERTAINMENT

  • FES: Young Playwrights Project

OPERA

  • Thumbprint
  • Tosca

ORCHESTRA

  • "Link Up: The Orchestra Rocks". Rossen Milanov, conductor 
  • Independence Day Celebration. Stuart Chafetz, conductor
  • Gemma New, conductor; Wendy Bryn Harmer, soprano

SCHOOLS

  • Music School Festival Orchestra

THEATER

  • Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill
  • Twelfth Night by Wlliam Shakespeare*

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