Legacy for Children Award


Virtual, Thursday, June 17, 2021


Roberta Guaspari

Violinist, Teacher, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Performance, Opus 118 Harlem School of Music

Featuring a performance by Black Violin

Classical/Hip-Hop Hybrid Duo

Through her work teaching violin to children in Harlem public schools, Roberta Guaspari became an international figure in the fight for public music education for low-income children. Her story was the inspiration for the Academy Award nominated movie, Music of the Heart, starring Meryl Streep.

Proceeds from Keep on Playing will enable Children’s Discovery Museum’s continued promise to thrive so that when it is safe, children will once again play and discover in their own hands-on, minds-on ways with interactive exhibits and immersive environments.

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Event Highlights

VIP Reception
4:55 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Welcome Performance by Classical Hip/Hop Duo Black Violin
  • Live Session with Professional Mixologist and Gourmet Chef Tony Santos
  • Meet and Greet with Master Chocolatier from Mariette Chocolates
  • Interactive Virtual Mind-Reading and Illusion Show Starring Wayne Hoffman

Award Program
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

  • Appearances by Cantabile Youth Singers of Silicon Valley, Mariachi México & more
  • Award presentation & acceptance remarks by Roberta Guaspari
  • Learn more about Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose
  • Remarks on the importance of children’s play by Michael C. Frank, Ph.D., David and Lucile Packard Foundation Professor of Human Biology, Stanford University
  • Facilitated “hands-on” activity using everyday materials
  • Join in the Fund-A-Need Campaign 2021
  • Enjoy Special Performances by Black Violin
  • And much more!

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Family Tickets

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