The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series continues with Brandon Aglio, Tour Coordinator for the Redwood, as he explores the lives of six key figures from the early history of the Redwood Library - Henry Collins, Dean George Berkeley, Peter Harrison, Joseph Wanton, Ezra Stiles, and Abraham Redwood. When the Redwood Library opened in 1747, a cultural and educational revolution occurred in Newport.
The 2018 Spring Life of the Mind Salon Series begins with attorney Joesph Steinfield examining two important cases brought before the Supreme Court in the past year - the Wisconsin case involving gerrymandering of electoral districts and the case of the Colorado cake baker who refused to bake a cake for the wedding celebration of a same sex couple. He discusses how the court decisions in these cases will impact democracy in America, as well as freedom of religion and freedom of speech.
In honor of George Washington's birthday, on February 22 at 11:30 am a brief program will be presented and wreath laying by the Sons of the Revolution and the Artillery Company of Newport will stage a salute on the Redwood lawn by the statue of George Washington.
Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, discusses the recently commissioned piece, “Until Forever Ends” by Geoffrey Gibbs. Inspired by his father, the poet Alonzo Gibbs, it is an ode celebrating the courtship of Geoffrey’s mother beginning in 1934 until her passing in 1983.It bears witness to an enduring and steadfast love. Composer Gibbs and Dr. Markward will examine the composition process undertaken by the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra. Free and all are welcome.
Dr. Edward Markward, Music Director of the Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, discusses selected musical works highlighting unique composers and aspects from the Baroque era. Free and all are welcome.