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BLO Education: Summer Recap

Sep 17, 2018 9:45:13 AM
By Rebecca Ann S. Kirk posted in #ArtsEdBLO, Music Education, opera for youth, Create your own opera, Summertime, community engagement, school partnerships

As a new school year begins, we reflect on a summer of singing with youth and teachers across Boston. Through new and existing partnerships, BLO Teaching Artists immerse students and teachers into the world of creating an opera.
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“The only true history of the times”: African American History Onstage

May 29, 2018 2:19:52 PM
By Lucy Caplan posted in Castle of our Skins, African American Composers, Identity, FREE, community engagement

In "Crossing the Line to Freedom", opera and song bring the past to life, joining a long tradition of staged performances that dramatize the African American past. Black performing artists have long recognized that the stage is a vitally important platform for the telling of historical stories.
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Spotlight on: Composers Adolphus Hailstork, Nkeiru Okoye, and Anthony R. Green

May 23, 2018 11:39:26 AM
By Lucy Caplan posted in Castle of our Skins, African American Composers, Identity, FREE, community engagement, living composers

Get to know the final three composers featured in BLO's upcoming community concert series, Crossing the Line to Freedom, created in partnership with Castle of our Skins. In the spotlight this week: Adolphus Hailstork, Nkeiru Okoye, and Anthony R. Green!
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Spotlight on: Composers Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Dorothy Rudd Moore

May 17, 2018 11:47:05 AM
By Lucy Caplan posted in African American Composers, Castle of our Skins, living composers, community engagement, FREE, Identity

Get to know 3 of the composers featured in BLO's upcoming community concert series "Crossing the Line to Freedom," created in partnership with Castle of our Skins. This week: Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Dorothy Rudd Moore--three incredible women with equally powerful stories to share!
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Community Engagement Recap: 2016/17

Jul 10, 2017 11:35:23 AM
By BLO Staff posted in #BLO40, Arts Education, arts in education, community engagement, 2016/17 Season

BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season has been an incredible year here in the Community Engagement department. Here are a few highlights!
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From the Classroom to the Stage: Saltonstall School Performs

Jun 27, 2017 11:52:30 AM
By BLO Staff posted in #BLO40, Create your own opera, Music Education, Student Posts, Arts Education, community engagement

The creative process of making an opera in a classroom has many benefits to the community.
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From the Fifth Graders... Ten Mile Day Opera

Jun 16, 2017 2:03:16 PM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, St. Brendan's School, Create your own opera, Ten mile day opera, community engagement

BLO is pleased to support the premieres of 13 original classroom operas through our Create Your Own Opera Partnership residency program in greater Boston area schools. Originally published in the St. Brendan's School Newspaper.
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40th Anniversary Season: The High Notes

May 19, 2017 9:30:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO, community engagement

BLO’s 40th Anniversary Season has been an incredible journey of music, drama, and joy across our great city. Take a look back at some of the high notes with us. Learn More

Images (top to bottom): Vincent Turregano, baritone, performs at BLO’s Concert in the Courtyard (Paul Marotta, Perfect Bokeh Photography). High school students pose with Carmen artists Kathryn Skemp Moran, Jennifer Johnson Cano, and Roger Honeywell (L-R) (Paul Marotta, Perfect Bokeh Photography). Felicia Gavilanes, mezzo-soprano, and Vincent Turregano, baritone, perform at the MFA European Galleries. Heather Gallagher and Maya Kherani perform as Hansel and Gretel, with teaching artist Brendan Buckley, center, for students at St. Brendan School in Dorchester.

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Student Figaro Reviews

May 5, 2017 11:22:01 AM
By BLO Staff posted in BLO, #BLO40, #FigaroBLO, Student Night at the Opera, community engagement

BLO invites high school and college students to attend the final dress rehearsals of its productions. Read what these students thought about The Marriage of Figaro.
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The Inspector EXPOSED

Apr 30, 2012 10:15:00 AM
By BLO Staff posted in behind the scenes, BLO Exposed, community engagement, craig mcnutt, david angus, education programs, facebook, John Musto, living composers, mark campbell, sandra kott, The Inspector, twitter, your blo

The Inspector EXPOSED
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