January 2019

From the Director ON Director Michael Blachly My thanks are extended to all of you who responded to the recent membership surveys. The input that you provided is helping us evaluate future membership benefits as well as directions in programming. You let us know what you’d like to see on stage in coming seasons. The […]

Soweto Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir took over the auditorium at Godby High School the morning after their evening show, performing an abridged version of Songs of the Free. In Partnership with the Florida Center for Reading Research, Opening Nights was able to create customized programs to give students deeper insight into Nelson Mandela’s story and the […]

‘America’s Got Talent’ star Mandy Harvey teaches students to feel sound

When Mandy Harvey walked onto the stage at Opperman Music Hall, most of the elementary and middle school students clapped to welcome her. But some students raised their hands, spread their fingers and shook their hands back and forth — the American Sign Language symbol for applause. The musician, who is deaf, performed for about 50 […]