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August 2021

Violins of Hope + Intonations Discussion Panel

August 7 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest-running festival of new orchestral music, presents its second-ever virtual season over two weekends in Summer 2021: July 31-August 1, and August 7-8. "Violins of Hope + Intonations Discussion Panel" is a dynamic live-streamed conversation offering insights about the Violins of Hope and the creation of Intonations, the culmination of an extensive SF Bay Area collaboration begun in 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. This informative precursor to…

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Intonations: Songs from the Violins of Hope

August 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, America’s longest-running festival of new orchestral music, presents its second-ever virtual season over two weekends in Summer 2021: July 31-August 1, and August 7-8. Cabrillo Festival’s presentation of composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s INTONATIONS: Songs from the Violins of Hope is the culmination of an extensive SF Bay Area collaboration begun in 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. “The Violins of Hope” are a collection of violins…

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Slugs and Steins: The Neurodiversity Perspective of Autism: What it is and How it Matters

August 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States

According to the neurodiversity perspective some neurocognitive differences that are taken to be disorders should instead be understood as forms of human diversity. Proponents of this perspective, as it applies to autism, claim that autism is an ineliminable aspect of an autistic person’s identity and that atypical functioning and modes of experience associated with autism are made disabling by lack of accommodation by society, not by the condition itself. This talk will critically examine conceptual, ethical, and political dimensions of…

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