People Say…

People Say…

 

“Charter Oak Cultural Center – It’s hard to heap a sufficient amount of praise onto this ambitious,  and frequently courageous, presenter of performing arts. Under the leadership of the inexhaustible Rabbi Donna Berman, the cultural center has become a home to many of the region’s most forward-looking artists and ensembles. Just to offer two musical examples:
The brilliant and category-defying composer/singer/spiritual philosopher Kate Callahan, along with her six-piece band Echo Joy, will be featured October 4.

The Hartford Independent Chamber Orchestra will perform on October 11 in a concert whose centerpiece is Martin Bresnick’s mini-opera, “Der Signal.” It’s based on a Yiddish story about a railroad watchman who selflessly finds a way to prevent a train disaster. The performance is a collaboration with Puppetsweat Theater and Hartford Opera Theater.” http://wnpr.org/post/new-season-itzhak-andris-and-others
– Steve Metcalf, WNPR

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“I’ve lived two buildings down from COCC for 7 years now and I have to say having this garden is a such an awesome idea for the community. My sister and I walked through the other day and there was the nicest girl outside working hard and being so friendly, you guys have been great neighbors and just wanted to say thanks :)”
– Luke Honolulu

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“Charter Oak is the epi-center of cool.”
– Susan Campbell, author of Tempest-Tossed: The Spirit of Isabella Beecher Hooker

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“A former synagogue located in a Hispanic neighborhood, hosting an African-American event that is attended by people of all ethnicities – how cool is that?”
– Alvin Carter, Jr. in reference to Charter Oak’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration

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“Charter Oak Cultural Center is a phenomenal organization that offers an abundance of riches in providing nourishment for the body, mind, heart and spirit.”
– Audience Member

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“Many thanks to you all at Charter Oak who work so hard and with such heart and dedication.” 
-Audience Member

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“I like to do art at Charter Oak and draw.  My favorite classes are Meet the Artist and Fun with Art.  At Meet the Artist, I did some abstract pictures and in Fun with Art we did Native American pictures – those were my favorites.  I would like to go to Charter Oak everyday!” 
– Youth Arts Institute student, age 9

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“I like to dance and I like the craziness and the fun at Charter Oak!  I would like to come back everyday!”
– Youth Arts Institute student, age 4

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“I love to do art.  I don’t have a favorite Youth Arts class — I love it ALL!”
– Youth Arts Institute student, age 8

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“I’ve recently discovered Charter Oak and love the feeling of community spirit and the beauty of the venue. I look forward to spending many evenings here.”
– Audience Member

 

Tell us what you think!

We have audience surveys available for you to fill out, or you may contact us directly at 860-310-2580 or info@charteroakcenter.org.