Global Problems Global Solutions – 4/10/15

Opera Ignite, in partnership with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, will present at LaRoche College’s Global Problems Global Solutions conference on April 2015. In the morning, Founding Director Christina Farrell will join representatives from Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and PNC Grow Up Great to discuss the Buzzword Pittsburgh initiative.

Buzzword Pittsburgh is aimed to help address the vocabulary gap that exists among low-income children. Christina Farrell will discuss the languageĀ strategies that caregivers are discovering through the innovative hands-on Buzzword programming throughout the year.

In the afternoon, Opera Ignite will present “Violet’s Opera” at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh. Inspired by the book, “Violet’s Music” by Angela Johnson, this interactive performance invites children and families to become musicians in Violet’s band. The GPGS Conference will invite families from refugee communities in the Pittsburgh area to attend the performance.


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