Orchestrating Change

A Free Screening & Discussion

The Disability Rights Center – NH Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (DRC-NH PAIMI) Advisory Council, NH Community Behavioral Health Association and New Futures present a screening & discussion of the critically acclaimed documentary film Orchestrating Change, the story of an orchestra created by and for people living with mental illness. Hear from the film’s creators as well as the Music Director, the Executive Director, and one of the film’s featured musicians who has created a similar orchestra here in New Hampshire. This star-studded panel will be moderated by DRC-NH PAIMI Advisory Council Chair and mental health advocate, Dellie Champagne.

Register Today

Register in advance – registrants will receive a link giving them exclusive access to watch “Orchestrating Change” three days prior to the panel event (May 10th).

This is a free Zoom event and will be live captioned with ASL interpretation.

For questions about the event or accessing the film please call contact DRC-NH at 603-228-0432 or mail@drcnh.org.

To learn more about or watch a preview of Orchestrating Change visit https://orchestratingchangethefilm.com/

The Panelists

Ronald Braunstein
Ronald is the Music Director of Me2/. He received his musical background at The Juilliard School, Salzburg Mozarteum, Fontainbleau, and the Tanglewood Music Center. He has conducted the San Francisco Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Auckland Philharmonia, Israel Sinfonietta, Tokyo Symphony and Stuttgart Radio Orchestra. Ronald was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 1985. He launched Me2/ because of his desire to support others who struggle to maintain good mental health.

Caroline Whiddon
Caroline is the Executive Director of Me2/.  She has more than two decades of experience in orchestra leadership. She is a past Chair of the Youth Orchestra Division of the League of American Orchestras, and a graduate of the Snelling Center for Government’s Vermont Leadership Institute. She was first diagnosed with depression and anxiety disorder more than twenty years ago.

Corey (Musician)
Corey plays oboe with Me2/New Hampshire and is featured in the film “Orchestrating Change.” She received her Master’s Degree in music and now has a reed making business.

Margie Friedman & Barbara Multer-Wellin (Filmmakers)
Margie and Barbara are both EMMY award winning producers with years of non-fiction television experience. They have produced and directed documentaries that have aired on PBS including, the prestigious series, “Independent Lens.” They live in Los Angeles.

Event Moderated By

Dellie Champagne
Dellie Champagne is the Chair of theDRC-NH PAIMI Advisory Council, Secretary of the DRC-NH Board of Directors and a passionate advocate on mental health issues.  She works as the Community Engagement Coordinator for the NH Children’s Behavioral Health Program at New Futures.  Dellie’s work includes education, outreach and relationship building with the community, stakeholders, and partnering organizations.

Date: 
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 18:00
Location: 
Online