Since 1789, writing letters to the president has provided citizens of all backgrounds an outlet to express their most personal concerns, hopes and dreams. In this multi-composer, new musical event, select historical letters from the National Archives are reimagined as songs, with topics ranging from women’s suffrage, Western Expansion, World Wars I and II and the civil rights movement. Letters to the President offers a strikingly intimate, and sometimes comical, glimpse into American democracy by setting the White House’s most memorable mail to song.
7 pm june 18,22,23,24,25,29,30 & july 1,2,6,7,8,9,13,14,15,16
2 pm june 20,24,27, & july 1,3,8,11,15,18
8 pm june 19,20,26,27 & july 3,4,10,11,17,18