My wife and I were invited to a mini concert last Friday night. Who were the performers? My two lovable nieces of course! It's a piano mini concert and they played a few numbers written by some famous composers.
Though it's not a grand one, the mini concert was their piano teacher Charis's effort to encourage them to perform better and to uplift their confidence in public performance. Charis is our fellow church member. To make the event 'memorable' my wife ordered three stalks of daisy, one for each of my niece and one for Charis. To make it a surprise, our nieces were only told that there will be guests attending the mini concert, and little did they knew that we would be attending too. So, shh...........
My younger niece, Miss H, was called to perform first. She came forward, introduced herself and the numbers that she would be playing later.
Then she put her fingers on the key, and the music starts. Though a bit nervous, she played confidently. She had even memorized a fast number and played it without looking at the score. Cool.
Then the turn of Miss A, the elder one. Knowing how confident she was, she played up to our expectation. And that make us proud. O, by the way, learning piano does not mean to learn how to play piano only, but also to know who the composers were and under what circumstances that these composers wrote the numbers. And that's exactly what Miss A did. She did some research on Tcaikovsky and presented her research to the audience.
After their performance, they received applause from the floor and encore was requested. They pair up and played us another number, to which i sang along!
Then the flowers were presented to them. They were in joy.
Before the event end, we were served with some refreshments. Thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Christopher for the refreshments. Yummyy!
Our gratitude also due to Charis for her effort. Thanks ya!