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Celebrate the Quick Center's 25th anniversary season with an evening of dinner, dancing and intriguing conversation

An Evening with Charlie Rose
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Celebrate the launch of the Quick Center’s 25th anniversary and the kick-off of the new Open VISIONS Forum season with an evening of dinner, cocktails and dancing featuring Emmy-award winning host Charlie Rose.

Proceeds from the 2015 Celebration benefits the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts Education and Outreach Fund, enabling youth and families to engage and share in Quick Center performances, classes and workshops. Charitable giving accounts for 75% of our annual budget and makes programming at the Quick Center possible. You make a tremendous difference.

Honorary Chairs:
Sissy Biggers                         Elizabeth Clark

Special Guest Interviewer:
Faith Middleton
CT Public Radio, frequent contributor to NPR, author and raconteur

Philip Eliasoph, PhD
Director, Open VISIONS Forum

Celebration Committee:
Geena Clonan
Patricia M. Hammalian
David Gudelunas
Selectman Sheila H. Marmion
Mary C. Quick
Maive Scully
Sheryl Shaughnessey


5:30 p.m.              Private Dinner Reception with Charlie Rose sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport

6:30 p.m.              25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Charlie Rose

8:00 p.m.              Program with Charlie Rose

9:30 p.m.              After party with dancing and DJ Reborn


Ticket Prices:

$500 ticket includes private dinner reception with Charlie Rose sponsored by the Artisan at Delamar Southport, 25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Charlie Rose, ticket to event, after party and complimentary Supporter Level Membership to the Quick Center

$250 ticket includes 25th Anniversary Celebration Cocktails with a toast to Charlie Rose in the Walsh Art Gallery featuring a private viewing of the new exhibition, DANCE: Marc Mellon, Jane Sutherland and Philip Trager, ticket to event, and after party

$75 ticket to event and after party with desserts and cash bar

Watch the Charlie Rose interview with Tim Cook (Apple CEO)

Charlie Rose Special Edition, interview with Alan “Ace” Greenberg during Charlie Rose’s last visit to Fairfield University

Special Thank You to our community partners!




Commemorate the Quick’s 25th anniversary with the world premiere of Mornings of Creation.

Connecticut Trio featuring a world premiere commission composed by Gwyneth Walker
Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 3 p.m.
$35, $30, $25 |$5 Fairfield University students

In honor of our 25th anniversary season, the Quick Center has commissioned Mornings of Creation by Connecticut-based composer Gwyneth Walker. The world premiere will be performed by the Connecticut Trio.

Composer Gwyneth Walker has written more than 300 compositions for orchestra, chamber ensembles, chorus, solo voice and individual instruments. She has performed nationwide at Carnegie Hall, The Washington National Cathedral and The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Walker’s choral work Songs to the Lord of Peace, commissioned by the Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University, premiered in 2007 performed by the Fairfield University Glee Club in celebration of their 60th anniversary season.

Having first performed together more than 20 years ago in a recital at Carnegie Recital Hall, The Connecticut Trio features pianist Linda Laurent, violinist Gerard Rosa and cellist Julie Ribchinsky. With international and national recognition, The Connecticut Trio frequently performs locally at Central Connecticut State University, where they are professors of music, and at the New Britain Museum of American Art. 

The afternoon will include the following selections:
Piano Trio in C Major, Hob. XV: 21 by Haydn
Mornings of Creation by Walker
Trio in D Minor, Op. 32 by Arensky
Oblivion Verano Porteno by Piazzolla

Enjoy a sampling of previous compositions by Gwyneth Walker:
Sample 1 & Sample 2



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