|Posted by Caitlin on July 18, 2011 at 3:30 AM|
On July 16th, 2011, four members from Children in Need, RJ, Gaby, Tyler, and Caitlin, performed at a beautiful home in the hills of San Rafael. This was a fund-raising event named Outreach to Children by the Marin Golden Gate Opera. We began by performing outdoors as guests arrived and spent time by the pool. RJ and Caitlin played many of the same pieces they performed at Smith Ranch Homes a few weeks ago. However, the program also included wonderful playing by Gaby and Tyler. Then, the guests moved inside to listen to a performance by opera singers, Olga Chernisheva, Russian soprano & Torlef Borsting, Hawaiian baritone, from the Marin Golden Gate Opera, giving us some time to rest and play chess. As dinner was served, we continued to perform and entertain. After dinner, the opera singers resumed their performances including selections from Carmen, La Boheme, Tosca, Don Giovanni and Figaro.
All the performances received an excellent response from the audience. Many guests came to thank us for our performance. It was wonderful to see all those happy faces, and to know that not only are we bringing music and happiness to our own community, we're helping to support local children. Every year, through public and private sponsorships, GGO has been able to provide tickets for in-need families and children to attend their public performances free of charge.
Related photos: http://www.childreninneedclub.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=11932965.