Online at O-pa

While we can't physically meet, we're still here to connect you to artists, inspire you to be creative, engage you in learning, and help you enjoy the best the arts have to offer. We have a multitude of learning opportunities and engagement activities available at your fingertips! Sit back, relax and dive right in from the comfort of your home! The curtains are still open, this is only the interlude to enjoy until we are back together at the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Orpheum Theater. 

As our important work continues behind the scenes and online, we invite you to consider a donation. Your donation to O-pa is a testament to your love of the arts and supports the incredible performances and education activities that reflect who we are, touch us emotionally, and unite all of us. Learn how you can help.

 

O-pa's Live on the Stream Series

Wednesdays at 12:00 PM and Saturday at 6:00 PM

Our live concert series is streamed to Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 12:00 PM and Saturday at 6:00 PM so you can enjoy from the comfort of your home. Each concert is 45 to 60 minutes long.

Click here for details on how to watch and to check out the lineup


Jazz Academy Digital Lessons

Saturdays at 11:00 AM

Free Digital Jazz Lessons with Jazz Academy Teaching Artist, Shawn Bell. These short lessons will help students of all ages learn about the different concepts behind jazz improvisation. Each Saturday at 11:00 AM, lessons will be posted to YouTube. Feel free to share the lesson with other students and families as well!

Miss the first few lessons? We've got you covered - just click on any of the links below to view:

Lesson 1 | April 11, 2020 | Rhythm

Lesson 2 | April 18, 2020 | Vocabulary

Lesson 3 | April 25, 2020 | Style

Lesson 4 | May 2, 2020 | Music Theory

Lesson 5 | May 9, 2020 | TRANSCRIPTION

Lesson 6 | May 16, 2020 | PRACTICE Plan

Wednesday Warmups with Aaron Derell

Wednesdays at 10:00 AM

Free Wednesday Warmups with Disney Musicals In Schools Teaching Artist, Aaron Derell. These 10-minute virtual warmups will offer the opportunity for you to get up and move your bodies in a fun and educational way. Each Wednesday at 10:00 AM, tune into our social media channels to follow along for a midweek warmup!

Past warmups:

April 8, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 22, 2020

April 29, 2020

May 6, 2020

May 13, 2020

May 20, 2020

May 27, 2020

WeBop Living Room Sessions

Third Thursday of the month

 

Join WeBop teacher Ms. Kim as she teaches modified versions of our favorite classes from the ABCs of Jazz, Meet the Jazz Band, and Jazz Styles. These band weeks go over the concepts and music with a full rhythm section to help. These WeBop Living Room Sessions are open to both families who have experienced WeBop before or families who want check it out for the first time. It's a great activity to help get the family up and moving together. They are geared for kids ages 2-5. Video's will be available on our YouTube channel.

 

Past sessions:

April 2020 | The ABC's of Jazz

May 2020 | Meet the jazz band

O-pa Interlude Playlists

Fridays at noon

We really miss our performing arts community, and since we can't be together right now, we've created some Spotify playlists to get you through! Whether you're a Broadway super fan, jazz enthusiast, or simply enjoy today's latest hits - we've got a playlist for you. Every Friday we'll add a new one to work into your mix.

 

April 17, 2020 | OpaInterlude

April 24, 2020 | 2019 Tony Awards

May 1, 2020 | Best of Broadway 20/21

May 8, 2020 |  Summer songs from the stage

May 15, 2020 | IDEA Committees Local Tunes

May 29, 2020 | Jazz on your green