The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts is pleased to be hosting the Opera North performance of Little Red Riding Hood on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 1:30pm as part of their the Opera North Spring 2014 tour. This performance is specifically offered for homeschool children/families and other youth (suggested for ages 5 and up). It is also open to the public with seating preference given to youth and family groups. Admission is free. The presentation will be offered in the historic Union Church, 133 Old Church Rd, Claremont, NH. RSVP to email@example.com to reserve a space (suggested). For more information click HERE.
Little Red Riding Hood (libretto by the composer, Seymour Barab, 1962, based on the original fairy tale) is an operatic rendition of the classic children’s tale, and will be performed by three singers from Opera North’s Young Artist program, complete with costumes, a pianist, a set, and props in this 30-minute show of Little Red Riding Hood. Opera North (ON) has found that especially young audiences are immediately engaged if the content is familiar. While enjoying an opera sung in English, children will be exposed to both non-amplified classical music and singing. This combination is becoming increasingly rare for school children in an era where arts funding has been radically cut. Students will also have a chance to meet the Young Artists and ask questions at the end of the performance.
ON, based in Lebanon, NH, engages artists, audiences, and the community in the experience of classical music theater in an intimate setting. Opera North is the Northeast’s premier summer opera festival, with a proud track record of presenting high-quality productions in the intimacy of the 710-seat Lebanon Opera House, and of serving as a career launching pad for Young Artists. Opera North can be found online at: www.operanorth.org
The West Claremont Center for Music and the Arts, currently entering their 7th year, brings professional music and arts experiences, diverse musicians, and educational opportunity to the community of Claremont NH, and wider region. They are committed to offering performances and workshops without charge, enabling everyone in the community to access the arts and their benefits. For more information about WCCMA and the programs: wcc-ma.org