Our Arts and Education program kicked off its touring season in late September with Ada’s Violin: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay by Susan Hood. Adapted and directed by Book-It Director of Education Annie DiMartino with Angelica Duncan-Basile, Jordi Montes, and Carlos Wagener-Sobrero, Ada’s Violin is an extraordinary true tale of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay. Ada Ríos dreams of playing the violin, but only until a music teacher named Favio Chávez arrives does she fulfill her dreams.
“The world sends us garbage, we send back music.” –Favio Chavez
The story is about the transformation from something discarded into something beautiful and meaningful. It’s magic. Our design elements and the way we bring the story to life on stage conveys the magic that lies within the pages.