A glorious Sunday afternoon yesterday, when around one hundred special invited guests gathered at the Metropolitan Club on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, for a special performance piano recital by my granddaughter, Isabella.
Bella is 14 years old and has been playing the piano for ten years. She has participated in Junior Festival six times with six consecutive performances for solo performances and five consecutive superiors for duets. Currently under the direction of Mr. Jim Drennon, who was master of ceremonies yesterday, Bella is already teaching other students.
She looked absolutely beautiful as she played the music of Mozart, Chopin, and Beethoven. Joining her for a duet was her friend Julia Jaison, performing “Afternoon Stomp.”
Then her 12 year old sister Olivia performed solo, singing “Perfect.” Olivia also plays trumpet and piano, and has a lovely voice.
Then came the anticipated performance of six year old Prince William as he climbed up on the piano stool and started playing “The Thing That is Under My Bed” and the “Juggler.” Probably the happiest kid in the Universe, when afterwards his uncle presented him with his very own I-Pad.
Nothing like crowing over your own, but as I sat there listening to these 3 grandchildren perform at this special concert for Isabella, it occurred to me if Issabella is not a child prodigy she’s close to it.
Also reminded, with gratitude for the tough-love parenting skills of my son and daughter-in-law, who homeschooled for a number of years. Out-picturing the results of accomplishments in music and art of all three children.
After their performance, a dessert reception was enjoyed by the guests.
LET FREEDOM RING
JUST ME AC