The Age of Enlightenment and Human Rights
An afternoon of music and ideas to benefit Amnesty International
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Mark Kingwell, philosopher and author of fifteen books including the national bestsellers Better Living (1998), The World We Want (2000), Concrete Reveries (2008), and Glenn Gould (2009)
André Gombay, Descartes scholar and editor of Descartes Oevres Completes on CD-ROM
R. H. Thomson, actor
Kristen Thomson, actor
Windermere String Quartet
Alexa Petrenko of Classical 96.3 FM
A unique opportunity to celebrate the Age of the Enlightenment and its legacy. Become immersed in the time of Voltaire and the Philosophes, Beaumarchais’ witty satire of the ruling classes in his daring play The Marriage of Figaro, the genius of Mozart and Beethoven flowering as freelance composers less dependent upon the court, and the great surge toward values of individual freedoms and human rights. Enjoy talks by philosophers/authors Mark Kingwell and André Gombay, actors R.H. Thomson and Kristen Thomson reading inspiring historical texts, and music from the Golden Age of the String Quartet performed by the Windermere String Quartet on period instruments.
March 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm
First Unitarian Congregation
175 St. Clair West, Toronto
$50 (or $100 with $50 tax receipt)
$30 for students/seniors
Box office opens at 2:00 on the day of the performance. Cash and cheques accepted.