Prairie plays her violin and Lincoln, his cello with the choir at Grace Episcopal Church. This challenge was presented to the kids by our wise choir director who somehow manages to cajole people into extending themselves to do things they’ve never done before. For Prairie, that involved a lot of note reading and coordinating her music with a cello, piano and choir. For Lincoln, it meant composing a cello part where none existed. Kudos to Nancy for her vision and her way with people.
from Prairie’s Violin Recital.
Sid suggested that I make a highlight clip from Prairie’s half hour recital for those rare people who don’t have the time or inclination to listen to a 30 minute recital.
So, we highlighted Devil’s Dream, not because it is her best song. It is not. Not because she plays it flawlessly. She doesn’t. But because it is fun, makes us happy and because we can see our shy girl is breaking out and shining her quirky, fun personality in her own quiet way, even when she is scared. Play on, brave girl.
Prairie explains and demonstrates the all-important bowhold . . . .
Prairie hid in the bathroom with the videocamera and her violin . . .