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Opera for 3rd Graders at Grover C. Fields Middle School

With major support from the Craven Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Funding Program, Craven Concerts sponsored an entertaining and educational performance of the children’s operetta, the "Three Billy Goats Gruff", performed by Opera Xpress, Opera Carolina, at the Grove C. Fields Performing Arts Center on October 19, 2017 to the delight of more than 1400 Craven County third grade school children.

Opera Xpress’ multifaceted program for school children prepared Craven County third graders in their classroom ahead of the performance, gave children the opportunity to interact with the artists during the performance, ask questions after the performance, and follow up with a creative writing exercise about their opera experience.

Craven Concerts’ sponsorship of Opera Xpress provides many of our young children with the only opportunity they may have to learn about, view, and interact with the magic of a live opera performance.

Craven Concerts thanks the Craven Arts Council’s Grassroots Arts Funding Program for their

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