We would like to express our gratitude to all those who attended the Opera Theatre of Weston benefit concert on June 22 or who generously contributed items to the silent auction.

Proceeds will help toward the production costs for the East Coast premiere of "The Secret Garden," to be performed in January 2015 at the Paramount Theatre, Rutland and at the Weston Playhouse.

Composer Nolan Gasser and San Francisco Opera scenic designer Naomie Kremer will be joined by the Opera Theatre of Weston creative team and cast to present a "behind the scenes" lecture on The Making of The Secret Garden, part of the Green Mountain Academy of Lifelong Learning (GMALL) series, on Sunday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at the Riley Center, Burr & Burton Academy, Manchester.

For more information, phone Gloria at 802-867-0111 or view the GMALL website.

LISE MESSIER and NAN NALL, co-founders and directors
Opera Theatre of Weston

Weston