There are two things Chartio is passionate about. One, building the best interface to data and two, San Francisco. We love living in this city because it is beautiful (did you go outside this weekend?) and also because some of the smartest, most innovative and fascinating people live and create in this city. We want to make sure we do our part in contributing back to San Francisco so tomorrow we are partnering up with Little Opera, a non-profit with one of the coolest missions - to provide children from all walks of life the opportunity to collaborate with professional artists in the creation of their own original opera.
Tomorrow evening, Chartio is donating our space to Little Opera for their first ever gala to raise money for Little Opera's Scholarship and Tuition Assistance fund. Eighty-eight percent of this year's Little Opera students received tuition assistance or full scholarships so all proceeds go directly to helping an elementary school student not only attend an after school program but also to expose them to the arts.
The gala will provide an exploratorium of opera making. We'll find out what happens when some of the Bay Area's most talented opera singers perform an opera created by children, try our hand at the composing station to see if we can compose a song, create a mask at the costume design station and bid on awesome auction items like a tour of Pixar Studios, all while sipping on wine and beer and eating awesome food provided by Rice, Paper, Scissors.
The featured opera, An Accidental Trip to Candyland, was written by seven local kids, aged 8-10, during the course of Little Opera's 2012-2013 season. The students worked in collaboration with New York based composer Kristin Hevner Wyatt, and the resulting opera is mysterious, silly, dreamy, and moving.
Join us tomorrow at 6:30 pm at Chartio's offices to help support Little Opera and give back to the San Francisco community. You can buy your ticket here.