Québec in and for the 21st century: Art, Culture, and Innovation
Date: Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019
Location: Grandview Heights High School Auditorium 1587 W 3rd Ave, Grandview Heights, OH 43212
Host: The Ohio State University, Denison University, Grandview Heights High School, the American Council for Québec Studies, and the Québec Office in Chicago
Gregory Charles, a prize-winning classical pianist, conductor and choral enthusiast turned singer-songwriter, has performed with the greatest names in show business. Gregory has toured all over the world and will now bring his unique brand of entertainment to Columbus on September 28. Gregory will talk about the important role that music has played in affirming Quebec’s distinct linguistic and cultural identity as well as his new virtual program, Je suis Québécois, an innovative online tool designed to help new immigrants learn French and the culture of Quebec to integrate better into Quebec society.
This program also pays tribute to Gregory’s late father (a friend of Martin Luther King) who was himself an immigrant and who spent much of his life helping and enriching the lives of other immigrants who decided to make Quebec their home. A polyglot who also knows over 100 songs in Japanese, German, Chinese and Spanish, Gregory will also talk about the importance of learning languages. The seminar is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. and the event will close with a free concert (friends and family welcome) with Gregory Charles at 7:30 p.m. Students will have the rare opportunity to meet informally with Gregory at 9:00 a.m. The seminar and concert are free but ticket reservation is recommended. For more specifics about the seminar and to reserve tickets click here. Please direct questions to Wynne Wong.