I'm pleased to relate that my children's peace opera, "The Classroom" was a great success at its premiere in Albany, NY. The opera was performed by 4th and 5th graders from New Scotland Elementary School. In the opera, half the kids played Israeli children, the other half played Palestinian children, and in the opera the kids go through a school day together in friendship. The message of tolerance and coexistence was well-received. If any of you are school teachers, maybe you know of an opportunity for "The Classroom" at your school. Please let me know!
Here is a link to "The Classroom's" website: http://www.bruceroter.com/theclassroomcheckitout.html
And her is a link to a news story that aired about this project: http://capitalregion.ynn.com/content/top_stories/531823/teaching-pe...
Bruce Craig Roter, Composer