Through a Community Education grant received from the NEA, the Pomona Cultural Arts Commission presented a great day in the arts for some of Pomona's art and music students. The morning included a demonstration by Rebecca Niederlander, visual artist, at the Andi Campognone Projects gallery; a tour of artist lofts, Bunny Gunner and the dA Art Gallery. After a lunch break the students were bussed to Repertory Opera Company's special educational presentation of Don Giovanni. The opera was modified to be one hour long and included English dialogue to make the story more accessible.
There is one chance on Saturday, October 20 at 2 pm for everyone to see this fun, whirlwind show. The one hour length, English dialogue, and local venue, along with outstanding performances of Mozart’s brilliant music, make this the perfect musical afternoon. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and children. The performance is at First Christian Church, 1751 N. Park Ave., Pomona, CA 91768. For tickets or more information go to www.repertoryoperacompany.org or call (909) 230-4949.
In April the Community Education grant will continue as students, working with Rebecca Niederlander, will create set pieces for a ROC production of Magic Flute. Other high school students will sing in the production.
Click here to see more pictures of last Thursday's performance.