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Orchestrating Change: A Film about the World’s Only Orchestra for People with Mental Illness
May 14, 2022 @ 6:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Join Us! Orchestrating Change: A Film about the World’s Only Orchestra for People with Mental Illness
This is a community event co-hosted by NAMI San Mateo, San Mateo Behavioral Health & Recovery Services, Office of Diversity & Equity and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, San Mateo Stake. This event is supported by a mini-grant for May Mental Health Month. The film will be screened with English subtitles.
Location: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Gymnasium) | 975 Sneath Lane, San Bruno 94066
Details: Orchestrating Change tells the inspiring story of Me2/Orchestra. Ronald Braunstein was on the trajectory to becoming one of the world’s leading conductors until he made his diagnosis of bipolar disorder public and was shunned by the classical music community. He decided to create an orchestra for people like him with the mission of erasing mental health stigma one concert at a time.
The film follows Braunstein & several of the musicians for two years-capturing their setbacks and their accomplishments. The musicians’ stories are told entirely in their own words, augmented with striking animation. The film culminates in a joyous concert at a major venue. It is a triumph for Braunstein, who thought he might never conduct again, the musicians, and the audience, whose perspective on mental illness is forever changed.
Volunteers are needed 5:15-8:45pm, on Saturday May 14, at 975 Sneath Lane, San Bruno, CA 94066. Film screening will begin at 6:15. 85 minutes. Volunteers will be rotated so that all volunteers will be able to view most of the film. To volunteer for this event please register via JustServe.org/94066
Questions: Please contact Jean Perry: (650) 219-7029 or firstname.lastname@example.org