Opera: an art form which involves all the arts- music, dance, visual, literary, all of the humanities wrapped into a beautiful dramatic presentation. Orchestra Miami wants to teach the children of Liberty City about the humanities by teaching the skills to produce, perform and present their own opera. All the kids participating in our program learn basic music- choral singing, percussion, recorders, handbells. They learn dance, art (sketching and drawing) and they’ll learn about the history and background of each opera they will present. Starting with Benjamin Britten’s master work “Noye’s Fludde” (Noah’s Flood), the world of literature, history and geography will open up to these students.
Working in collaboration with the Miami Children’s Initiative and the African Heritage Cultural Arts Center, Orchestra Miami is opening up the world to 50 young students. Our goal is to give them a broader worldview and spark creative thinking by teaching the humanities through the arts.