A series dedicated to exploring topics related to the current Festival through performances paired with discussions with eminent scholars.

$25/youths $10
Otesaga Resort Hotel

Ted Chapin in conversation 

Saturday, July 22 | 10:00 a.m. 
Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers and Hammerstein, discusses the legacy of the team behind Oklahoma! and many other great American musicals. Members of the Young Artists Program offer selected excerpts as part of this presentation.

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Saturday, August 5 | 10:00 a.m. 
Legal correspondent Jeffrey Toobin returns with noted litigator Faith Gay to discuss current events that resonate with themes of the 2017 Festival.

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We will not be silenced: Joseph Colaneri

Saturday, August 12 | 10:00 a.m. 

Glimmerglass Festival Music Director Joseph Colaneri and members of the Young Artists present a program of songs celebrating the human spirit. Performances are paired with selected 2017 Syracuse University’s Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program speaking about current movements for justice around the world.

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kip cranna on the enlightened despot

Saturday, August 19 | 10:00 a.m. 
In Handel’s Xerxes , one of the great empire builders of the ancient world meets his match in Romilda, a woman who refuses to bow to his advances. Dramaturg Kip Cranna speaks on “The Enlightened Despot: Handel and the Age of Reason,” and members of the Young Artists Program introduce similar characters from across the opera repertory. 

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