Stay tuned for information on our
upcoming 40th Anniversary Celebration!

A Music, Opera and Film Festival
Celebrating People Preserving Our Planet


June 13-17, 2017

Union Theological Seminary | James Chapel
3041 Broadway at 121st Street
New York, NY 10027

Music and Cinema come together to celebrate true stories of courageous change-makers from around the world who are preserving our Planet, Oceans and Wildlife. Dedicated to bridging indigenous cultures, women's wisdom, and the global environmental movement, each film is paired with vocalists, musicians and dancers, performing a variety of music from jazz and gospel, to classical, folk, African, Tibetan, Native American, and contemporary opera and chamber music.

We are pleased to partner with the
Center for Earth Ethics (Karenna Gore, Director),
Union Forum (Derrick Harkins, Director), and Professor Hyun Kyung Chung
at Union Theological Seminary for Paradigm Shifts 2017.
More program details will be announced soon.

Click Here for information on previous Paradigm Shifts Festivals.

For Information and Tickets: or call 718-398-4675


New American Opera Previews: From Page to Stage
Anna Christie
Music by Edward Thomas
Libretto by Joe Masteroff
March 12, 2017
Greenfield Hall
Manhattan School of Music
A new music drama based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning sea play by Eugene O'Neill that explores the lost relationship of a woman and her father, and the sailor she falls in love with.
With an audience talk-back moderated by Midge Woolsey
Click here for more photos of the workshop!

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Photo by Leon Tran        
Our Recent Success at the
Brooklyn Academy of Music
      New American Opera Previews:
From Page to Stage
The Astronaut's Tale
      Blood of Angels
Music by Charles Fussell | Libretto by Jack Larson       Music and Libretto by Richard Pearson Thomas
January 28-31, 2016       March 13, 2016
Directed by Nancy Rhodes
and Conducted by Nicholas DeMaison
      Greenfield Hall
Manhattan School of Music

Breathtaking images of the cosmos enhance a soaring musical score, tracing the story of a young man who dreams of walking on Mars. A mysterious stranger inspires his vision to become an astronaut, transforming his life.

For photos of the production,
Click here!


A dramatization of the political life of
George C. Wallace set against the backdrop of the Civil Rights Movement. To be elected governor of Alabama, George Wallace discarded his original belief in equality and embraced the language of segregation. His rhetoric has disastrous effects that come back to haunt his presidential campaign.

With Audience Talk-backs
moderated by Midge Woolsey

      For more photos of the workshop,
Click here!
      For more information about our
New American Opera Previews
program, Click here!

For photos and more information, CLICK HERE!

The Theory of Everything Blood of Angels Lord Byron Anna Christie


Funding has been made possible by the
Puffin Foundation, continuing the dialogue between art and the lives of ordinary people.