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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Opera Philadelphia Premieres 'Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD'

                  'Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD' marks the first time in almost 40 years that Opera Philadelphia will present a world premiere. Check out Aubrey Nagle's piece to learn more:

"Opera Philadelphia is presenting its first world premiere in nearly four decades with "Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD," the story of Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist and bebop star Charlie Parker. "YARDBIRD" was created for star Lawrence Brownlee, an internationally renown American tenor, by composer Daniel Schnyder.

The opera encompasses hints of jazz, R&B, gospel and classical music wrapped up in the story of Parker's last living day, March 12, 1955. Set in New York, the opera follows Parker as he writes his last great work..." Read on:

Also check out this video of literacy coach Sue Smith who couple of months ago introduced some our lower elementary students to Charlie Parker in such a wonderfully fun and accessible way by using Chris Raschka’s book Charlie Parker Played Be Bop.  Here is the link to her presentation:

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