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Orchestrating Change Boston Public Library Grove Hall Branch
41 Geneva Avenue
Dorchester, MA
(781) 620-1761
November 14, 2019
Start Time: 5:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Price: Free
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Filmmakers Margie Friedman and Barbara Multer-Wellin bring their new documentary "Orchestrating Change" to Massachusetts for a series of free screenings and discussions.

The 90-minute film follows the Boston- and Burlington, VT-based Me2/Orchestra, the only classical music organization in the world created by and for people with mental illness, and those who support them. Alternating between the stories of conductor Ronald Braunstein (whose bipolar illness sidelined a promising professional career) and musicians for whom orchestra rehearsals and performances provide support and community, the film follows the maestro and his players as they prepare for a high-stakes concert.

The regional screenings are followed by panel discussions with filmmakers, Braunstein, Orchestra Executive Director Caroline Whiddon, musicians, and noted disability scholars.

Orchestrating Change