Host: Susan Viebrock
The dictionary defines “hero” as “a person of distinguished courage and/or ability, admired for his or her brave deeds and noble qualities and courage.”
Or, according to Joseph Campbell, “a hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
Heroes come in many shapes and forms. By any and all definitions Chuck Dickerson III is a shining example.
Chuck and his work are celebrated in Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated director/producer Ryan Suffern’s latest project: “The Orchestra Chuck Built.”
Ryan co-founded the documentary division of The Kennedy/Marshall Company and, at the start of his career in 2002, scored a position as one of Steven Spielberg’s assistants. Over the past decade, he has helped to produce over 25 documentaries, ranging in topics from music to sports to social causes – with human interest always at the heart of his beautifully crafted stories.
Human interest abounds in “The Orchestra Chuck Built” in the person of Chuck himself, and also in his gifted black, brown and Asian students, a number of whom will be in Telluride over Memorial Weekend.