This was amazing.
Anna was invited to participate in an ensemble workshop. She has played in orchestras, done solo concerts, and group concerts, but never in a small ensemble.
They met only two times before the concert for rehearsals.
"Promise me you'll remember,
you are BRAVER than you believe,
STRONGER than you seem,
SMARTER thann you think" A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
Peeking in at the one last run through
It was very nerve wracking for Anna to be the only one 'playing her part' and to be the only violist.
As the concert got closer she asked me to wake her up a half hour early before school so that she could practice.
It took full concentration and some guts I think. Most of the kids were in High School.
But her viola sounded so pretty with a flute and cello.
Oh how I loved it. And this pretty church it was in.
I never get used to this awesome feeling when she walks on to perform.
Thank you Anna for blessing us again with your music. We love you!