Spark focuses on the future of arts, visiting the talented young performers of the Bay Area. First, San Francisco’s Marsh Youth Theater tackle the artistic difficulties of acting, singing and dancing in the premiere of “Jip, His Story.” Then head to Oakland to see the Great Wall Youth Orchestra play traditional Chinese instruments with solos by Tyler Thompson, a prodigy of Chinese Opera. Finally, hear teen singer/songwriter Lauren Shera perform her original works, a blend of folk rock and poetry, accompanied on her signature purple guitar.

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In this Episode


Great Wall Youth Orchestra

Witness how the Great Wall Youth Orchestra is building a bridge between cultures.



Lauren Shera

Go into the recording studio with 17-year old Lauren Shera as she records her first album.



Marsh Youth Theater

Go backstage at the Marsh Youth Theater as they tackle the premiere of "Jip, His Story."


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