1617-PP Arts in Service

 

USUO's 2016-17 cultural festival shines a spotlight on veterans and active military, focusing on ways our arts community can appreciate and support
them. As part of this festival, many local arts organizations will present events on military themes and will also provide access for active and separated military personnel to a variety of arts performances. We will also draw attention to veterans’ active art-making as a means of self-expression.

22ND ANNUAL LOCAL VETERANS CREATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL AT THE GEORGE E. WAHLEN VA MEDICAL CENTER
February 7–10
VA Medical Center
Veterans compete in the areas of art, music, drama, dance & creative writing.

SALT LAKE ACTING COMPANY: WORLD PREMIERE— HARBUR GATE BY KATHLEEN CAHILL
February 8–March 12
Salt Lake Acting Company (168 W 500 N)
Three female soldiers in the combat zone, a Purple Heart, a human heart, a blind man, a terrible secret and the transformative power of art. Ticketed event: saltlakeactingcompany.org

4-WEEK PLAYWRITING CLASS FOR VETERANS
Tuesdays, February 28–March 21
Art Access (230 S 500 W, #110)
Playwright Julie Jensen teaches a 4–week playwriting course for veterans. Plays will be performed at SLAC on April 24.

PANEL DISCUSSION: HARBUR GATE
Sunday, March 5, 2:30 pm
Salt Lake Acting Company (168 W 500 N)
Playwright Kathleen Cahill joins a panel of veterans to discuss issues presented in the play. Free & open to the public.

FILM: THE DEER HUNTER
Wednesday, March 1, 6 pm
Salt Lake Community College, Screening Room (1575 S State Street)
Three young men face challenges during the Vietnam War and at home. Discussion led by Stephen Williams.

SPECIAL COLLECTIONS EXHIBIT: UTAH AT WAR
March 20–April 22
SLC Public Library (210 E 400 S, 4th floor)
Rare books, photos, and periodicals explore Utah’s complicated military history. MORE INFO

FILM: THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES
Wednesday, March 22, 2 pm
SLC Public Library (210 E 400 S, Auditorium)
Three servicemen return to US after WW2. Part of Savvy Seniors Film Series. MORE INFO

ONLINE LEARNING FOR THE LONG WALK
Online learning materials by Utah Opera Principal Coach/ Pianist Carol Anderson at utahopera.org/onlinelearning.

THE LONG WALK COMPOSER PRESENTATION
Tuesday, March 28, 10:45 a.m.–noon
Dumke Recital Hall, Gardner Hall, U of U
Jeremy Howard Beck will discuss the music of the opera with an opera literature seminar. Public is invited to join the class.

HIVEMIND BOOK DISCUSSION: THE LONG WALK
Tuesday, March 28, 7 pm
Art Access (230 S 500 W, #125)
Readers of Brian Castner’s memoir The Long Walk will discuss the book with its author. See Hivemind Book Club of SL on Facebook.

GUEST WRITERS SERIES: THE LONG WALK
Wednesday, March 29, 12–1 pm
Jewel Box, Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Bldg, U of U
Side–by–side readings of prose and lyricized text for the opera by writer Brian Castner and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann. Co–sponsored with U of U Creative Writing & SLC Arts Council

US VETERANS INVITED TO OPERA DRESS REHEARSAL
Wednesday, March 29, 7 pm
Jeanné Wagner Theater (138 W 300 S)
Final dress rehearsal of the opera The Long Walk, for veterans only. Veterans can acquire tickets through vettix.org.

BOOK READING AND SIGNING
Thursday, March 30, 6:30 pm
Weller Book Works (607 Trolley Square)
Author Brian Castner will read from his memoir The Long Walk and sign copies.

UTAH OPERA:BECK & FLEISCHMANN'S THE LONG WALK
Friday, March 31 & Saturday, April 1, 7:30 pm
Jeanné Wagner Theater (138 W 300 S)
An American soldier returns home from Iraq and copes with blast– induced traumatic brain injury. Ticketed event: utahopera.org

BALLET WEST: JOURNEYS AND REFLECTIONS, INCLUDING THE GREEN TABLE
April 7–15, various times
Capitol Theatre (50 W 200 S)
The evening includes Kurt Jooss’ masterwork The Green Table, a powerful study of war. Ticketed event: balletwest.org

KUED DOCUMENTARY: HEALING THE WARRIOR’S HEART
Wednesday, April 12, 7 pm
Marmalade Public Library (280 W 500 N)
PTSD is explored in this KUED production through the prism of the ancient healing traditions that help returning American Indian and non–native soldiers.

CONCERT: SONGS OF CONFLICT AND PEACE
Tuesday, April 18, 7 pm
Utah Opera Production Studios (336 N 400 W)
Utah Opera Resident Artists perform art songs on themes of conflict, combat, military, and peace. Includes new songs by Margot Murdoch to poems by veteran Stuart Carlson. $10 adult, $5 students (18 and under) Ticketed event: utahopera.org

UTAH SYMPHONY CONCERT: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME
Friday–Saturday, April 21–22, 7:30 pm
Abravanel Hall (123 W South Temple)
Concert features music from favorite spy movies. Ticketed event: Limited number of free tickets available to veterans via vettix.org. All others, tickets through utahsymphony.org.

STAGED READINGS OF ONE–ACT PLAYS BY VETERANS
Monday, April 24, 7 pm
Salt Lake Acting Company Chapel (168 W 500 N)
Presentation of plays created by veterans in the Art Access playwriting class. Featured musical performances by veterans.

UTAH SYMPHONY CONCERT: BARBER AND BRAHMS
Friday–Saturday, April 28–29, 7:30 pm
Abravanel Hall (123 W South Temple)
Concert includes Barber’s Adagio for Strings (as featured in the film Platoon), Barber’s Violin Concerto, and also Brahms’ Piano Quartet No. 1. Ticketed event: Limited number of free tickets available to veterans via vettix.org. All others, tickets through utahsymphony.org.

Special thanks to our Long Walk sponsors Ted & Carol Newlin, Judy Brady & Drew W. Browning, Dr. Brian & Janice Ruggles, Boeing Employees Community Fund.

 

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