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About this season: In lieu of live performances, Harrisburg Opera Association will be presenting a virtual season by combining Opera in the Park – our free educational outreach concert – with our mainstage program where students earn credit for participation with our production. The video presentation will be premiered on HOA’s YouTube channel on Saturday, August 28th, 2021 at 7:30 PM.

About Birding for a Better World: This year's presentation tells an original story regarding an ornithologist who believes birding can save the world, his colleagues who organize his movement and one newcomer who is inspired to bring this message to young people. Bird related music features styles including popular works from opera, operetta, musical theater, jazz, rap and folk music as well as featuring two original works. As with last year's video presentation, we are combining our outreach concert with the educational programs attached to our main stage production geared toward benefiting high school and college students that participate in our event. If you have a YouTube account you can log in and chat at the premiere with the performing artists. If you have to miss the premiere, the video will be in permanent reruns on our channel.

How to watch the presentation: Our channel is linked to the YouTube icon at the top right side of our website. Clicking on the image will take you right to our channel. If you have a YouTube account please subscribe! We will upload the video about a week before. You will see the movie in the line up. We will also post a direct link to the presentation. As it is set to preview on that date and time you will not be able to view it until then. Can't make the premiere? It will be in permanent reruns afterward.

Cast in Order of Appearance

Michael Gamon
Debbie Smith
George Washington III
Quan Chen
Tami Swartz
Adam C. J. Klein
Timothy Lafontaine
Dance Students from The Movement Laboratory Choregraphed by Judy Henry
Supporting and Background Performers from The Harrisburg Academy, The Movement Laboratory, New York, North Carolina and Central Pennsylvania
Classical and Jazz Musicians from Messiah University, Dickenson College, Lebanon Valley College and The Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra
Student Orchestra Members from Messiah University

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