Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence

Chicago Opera Theater

6th Annual Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence

Chicago Opera Theater
Wednesday, February 8 | 7:30 p.m.
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Parker is excited to announce the sixth year of the Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence. This year’s partnership is with Chicago Opera Theater, a resident company at the Harris Theater that has served as Chicago’s premier producer of rare and contemporary opera for nearly 50 years. Through their Opera for All program, COT serves more than 400 students in Chicago Public Schools every school year. 
Students will work with COT artists to learn about the art form of opera, including the process of creating a new work and the power of music as a tool of equity and inclusion.
On Wednesday, February 8, all are welcome to view a unique and exciting presentation, The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing, an opera that Chicago Opera Theater is performing in March. This unique opera tells the story of Turing, a brilliant computer scientist who saved England from Nazi U-boats during World War II. This presentation features live performances of music from the opera and explores the process of bringing this important story to the stage. 
Parker invites the community to a celebration of classical music at Parker!
More information on Chicago Opera Theater is available here.
The Joan W. Harris Visiting Music Scholar in Residence program was established to provide experiences for students to find inspiration, learn, appreciate and understand the transformative power of classical music. Members of The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center worked with the school as our inaugural visiting artists in 2017 followed by the Chicago Opera Theater and The Westerlies.
Francis W. Parker School educates students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse democratic society and global community.