Charlie Rose to speak at Fairfield U. Quick Center anniversary event
Television journalist and talk-show host Charlies Rose will speak Jan. 24 at Fairfield University, part of the Open VISIONS program marking its 25th year at the university’s Quick Center for the Arts.
Rose’s appearance, a featured event in the Quick Center’s anniverary year, will start at 3 p.m. He had initially been scheduled to kick off the center’s quarter-century celebrations last September, but had to cancel when a rare opportunity arose to interview Russian President Vladimir Putin for the CBS News program, “60 Minutes.”
Anniversary events also will precede Rose’s remarks at the Quick Center, with a 12:30 p.m. private luncheon at Artisan restaurant in the Delamar Hotel in Southport, followed by a cocktail reception at 1:30 p.m. at the Quick Center’s Walsh Art Gallery.
For the 3 p.m. appearance, Rose will be interviewed by Connecticut Public Broadcasting host Faith Middleton and Philip Eliasoph, a Fairfield University arts professor who founded the Open VISIONS Forum.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Quick Center’s Arts Education and Outreach Fund, which enables youth and families to attend performances, classes and workshops at the center, according to Quick Center publicity for the event.
Tickets are on sale at the following levels:
$500 — ticket includes luncheon at Artisan restaurant, with Rose in attendance, as well as cocktail reception at Walsh Art Gallery, admission to the main program at the Quick Center and supporter-level membership to the center.
$250 — ticket includes cocktail reception at Walsh Art Gallery and admission to the main program.
$75 — ticket includes admission to main program at the Quick Center, as well as post-event dessert and coffee.