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Dayton Opera presents Gian Carlo Menotti's The Consul as part of a city wide peace initiative


Making a more peaceful world is a goal that everyone can get behind. To achieve that, it helps to have a shared perspective. 

Of course, everyone receives information differently. Some like unfiltered facts; some like the interpretation that a range of experiences can provide. Arts can play that role. 

It is in that spirit that the Dayton organizations listed here offer two months of experiences to help us all move a little closer to the ultimate goal: finding ways, small and large, to create a just and sustainable society. 

Join the quest. 

FREE TALKS
PATRICK REYNOLDS, CONDUCTOR, DAYTON OPERA’S THE CONSUL
DAYTON INTERNATIONAL PEACE MUSEUM
Maestro Reynolds speaks about current themes such as immigration and how they are reflected in the arts, specifically the Dayton Opera production of The Consul. The topic for the Saturday talk will be "Immigration and The Consul – a Community Conversation." Joining Mr. Reynolds will be community thought leaders Kevin Kelly, Kathy Rowell, Dalma Grandjean, Ryu-Kyung Kim and Deena Jacob.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 11:00 am
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 7:00 pm
More at daytonpeacemuseum.org 

PEACEBUILDERS WALK AND VILLAGE
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
RIVERSCAPE DOWNTOWN

Enjoy the Peacebuilder Village, a leisurely stroll in Downtown Dayton with friends and neighbors, and live music sponsored by WYSO in the evening.
More at peaceheroeswalk.org 

PEACE DAYTON ALLIANCE
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

Events Throughout September
More at peacedayton.org/eventcalendar 

“MENOTTI AND MORE”
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 7:30 pm
FREE, UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SEARS RECITAL HALL

Special concert featuring five singers from the Dayton Opera cast of Gian Carlo Menotti’s The Consul.
More at udayton.edu/calendar  

PEACE LITERACY DAYTON FILM FORUM
“LOCKED IN A BOX” and “TO BREATHE FREE,” FREE FILMS
MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 7:00 pm

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 7:00 pm
Fazl-i-Umar Dayton Mosque
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 5:30 pm
Sinclair College
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 7:00 pm
Meet the filmmaker! Westminster Presbyterian Church
More on Facebook: Peace Literacy Dayton Film Forum 

“PASSING OVER”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5, 5:30 pm
LIGHT DINNER AND TALK
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT

More at cssmv.org 

“WELCOME TO SHELBYVILLE”
MONDAY, OCTOBER 9, 7:00 pm

Film, Wilmington College, Kelly Center
“WELCOMING THE OTHER”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1:00 pm

Panel, Wilmington College, Kelly Center
“WAGING PEACE”
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 7:30 pm

Jim Keady, Wilmington College, Arts Center
More at daytonpeacemuseum.org 

DAYTON OPERA
THE CONSUL 
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8:00 pm and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, 3:00 pm
SCHUSTER CENTER

Reserve your seats now for the capstone event of Building Peace Through the Arts. Composer Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera was first presented in 1950, yet its timely themes of immigration and the struggle for freedom against oppression are torn from today’s headlines. This production is a collaboration with the University of Dayton’s First-Year Arts Immersion Program.
Tickets and info at daytonperformingarts.org or (888) 228-3630 

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