Sydni had a great opportunity last Sunday. Along with several hundred other Richmond area music students and amateur musicians, she participated in a ‘Come and Play’ event with the Richmond Symphony. They spent 3 hours in rehearsal, followed by a performance for the public at the VCU Siegel Center.
The boys and I drove down to see the concert, and I’m so glad that we all had an opportunity to experience this event! Syd was exhausted, and her feet hurt, but she was able to make beautiful music under the baton of the associate conductor of the symphony, an energetic and exciting young woman named Erin Freeman. They played Christmas music along with a few classic orchestral pieces, and it was awesome! I’m so excited to see my kids participating in things like this – whether playing like Syd did, or just watching and listening, like the boys. I know it’s giving them a taste of the world outside the narrow confines of public school and our regular routine.