Charlie Rose event inaugurates Quick Center’s 25th anniversary
The shoe will be on the other foot — as the saying goes — when longtime interviewer and Emmy Award-winning journalist Charlie Rose becomes the interviewee Sept. 19 at a gala to kick off the 25th anniversary of Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.
“A Conversation with Charlie Rose” will benefit the center’s Arts Education and Outreach Fund, which aids students and families in participating at Quick Center performances, classes and workshops, according to announcement of the event.
Tickets will be offered at various funding levels, with dinner, cocktails, dancing and a 100-minute interview among the offerings.
Co-host will be Philip Eliasoph, an art scholar and founder and moderator of the university’s Open VISIONS Forum, which annually draws leaders from the world of arts, letters, industry, technology, science and government for “live, unscripted and spontaneous” conversations. The evening also kicks off the series’ 18th season.
Faith Middleton, Connecticut Public Radio host and frequent contributor to National Public Radio, also will serve as an interviewer.
“Whether we’re just opening our sleepy eyes along with ‘CBS This Morning’ or switching off the lights with his animated PBS ‘Charlie Rose’ interviews, nobody offers more credible substance and smart questioning as the earth spins every 24 hours than our guest,” Eliasoph said of Rose in the press release.
Eliasoph said the center’s quarter-century anniversary is a fitting occasion for celebration. During its 25 years, the center has offered a range of art exhibitions and performing arts for children and adults, he said. “From the moment it opened, the Quick Center has been an extended classroom for the entire community, and an (aggressive advocate) for the life of the mind.”
The evening will begin at 5:30 p.m. with dinner for patrons with Rose at the Artisan at Delamar hotel in he Southport section of town, followed by a cocktail toast to Rose at 6:30 p.m. at the center’s Walsh Art Gallery.
At 8 p.m., Middleton and Eliasoph will be joined on stage by Rose. Following the conversation, there will be an “after-party” with music and dancing.
The Quick Center, 200 Barlow Road entrance to Fairfield University. Tickets are $500 for all the festivities; $250 tickets include all events, except dinner; $75 tickets include the event and after-party. Call 203-254-4010or visit www.quickcenter.com .