MOUN­TAIN- SIDE CHATS

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Cold Moun­tain opens at Santa Fe Opera on Satur­day, Aug. 1. A three-day af­fil­i­ated sym­po­sium, “Echoes of Cold Moun­tain,” takes place at the New Mexico History Mu­seum from Fri­day, July 31, through Sun­day, Aug. 2. The open­ing ad­dress, “The Cin­e­matic Civil War: How Films have Shaped Pop­u­lar Un­der­stand­ing of the Great Amer­i­can Trauma,” is pre­sented by Gary Gal­lagher, the John L. Nau III Pro­fes­sor in the History of the Amer­i­can Civil War at the Univer­sity of Vir­ginia, at 10:30 a.m. At 1 p.m. on Fri­day there is a round-ta­ble dis­cus­sion about adapt­ing history, mod­er­ated by his­to­rian and scholar Este­van Rael-Galvez. Pan­elists are Kirk El­lis, writer and co-ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer of the HBO minis­eries

John Adams, Prof. Paul Hut­ton from the Univer­sity of New Mexico history depart­ment, who for­merly served as ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Western History As­so­ci­a­tion, and Hamp­ton Sides, au­thor of Blood and Thun­der and

Ghost Sol­diers. At 11 a.m. on Satur­day, hours be­fore cur­tain, Cold Moun­tain au­thor Charles Fra­zier joins com­poser Jen­nifer Hig­don, li­bret­tist Gene Scheer, and di­rec­tor Leonard Foglia, as well as other mem­bers of the opera’s cre­ative team, for a panel dis­cus­sion about the choices in­volved in turn­ing a novel into an opera. Civil War and Lin­coln scholar Harold Holzer de­liv­ers the il­lus­trated clos­ing ad­dress, “Fa­ther Abra­ham: The Lin­coln Im­age and How it Was Made,” at 2 p.m. on Sun­day. The sym­po­sium con­cludes with a 3 p.m. con­cert of Civil War songs and sto­ries pre­sented by Mark Lee Gard­ner and Rex Ride­out. For in­for­ma­tion call 505-986-5928. — J.L.

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