Opera Comes to Garnet Mesa Elementary

Apr 24th @ 10:48 am in News by Scott Staley

Garnet Mesa Elementary in Delta

Joe Siennicki, Garnet Mesa Elementary, received one of this year’s Arch Coal Innovative Teaching Grants. “No … Not Opera!!” is an innovative project that ties music (opera) to story writing. As a part of his project, three members and a pianist from the Central City Opera will perform segments of Mozart and Company, a variety of songs and stories from Mozart and other composers/writers. Every student will see the performance: 9:30 a.m. will be the K-2 performance and 10:30 a.m. will be the Grades 3-5 performance. The performers will speak to the students for about five minutes after each performance. “This is an event that the students at Garnet Mesa have never seen and might not ever see again,” says Siennicki. “It should be an exciting experience for all.”