July 15-19, 2019 Operation Opera: Let the Music Tell the Story!
July 22-26, 2019 Operation Orchestra
Let the Music Tell the Story!
Music can make stories come alive! We can sing alone or together, recite, chant, or use instruments. Sometimes we don’t even need words. Add staging, sets, or costumes and the story really jumps off the page! Put all of these things together and what do we get? Opera! Join us this July 15-19 at the Mendocino Music Festival’s summer camp for kids for Operation Opera: Let the Music Tell the Story. We will travel through time learning how composers have set their favorite tales to music and how we can create our own. A highlight of the camp will be visiting the big Music Festival tent for an opera rehearsal. We will meet the singers, hear the story, and learn how the orchestra “sets the scene.” Play a “part” in Operation Opera: Let the Music Tell the Story this summer at the Community Center of Mendocino. Register now! Taught by Sarah Cullar, faculty of Caspar Creek Learning Community.
Come day campers, join us at the Community Center of Mendocino for an amazing glimpse into the magical world of musicians and instruments at the Mendocino Music Festival’s Operation Orchestra taught July 22-26 by Catherine Heusner, music educator and violinist in the Sacramento Philharmonic. Prepare to embark on a five-day journey to learn about the instrument families, meet the musicians, create ‘sound’ crafts, all in a beautiful historic natural setting close to the ocean. Choose activities, listen to a concert, observe, keep a journal of your adventure, this experience will open your mind to the richness of a magical musical world.
For children ages 8-12. Both camps include visits to Mendocino Music Festival rehearsals and guest appearances by musicians. Info at www.ccmendo.org or (707) 937-4133.