When I was a kid, the highlight of Thanksgiving was playing football with my uncles after the meal. They loved to mess with me and of course I would try to match their roughness, which meant that sooner or later I got hurt or just plain frustrated. When it started to show, my Dad would say, “If you wanna run with the big dogs, you gotta pee in the tall grass.”
Elisabeth got her chance to run with the big dogs recently, but unlike me, she was able to hold her own.
Elisabeth has had the most amazing opportunity to play with the Trinity Community Philharmonic Orchestra this fall. This is the Orchestra for Trinity International University. Since they don’t have enough students for a full orchestra they open it up to people from the community including mostly teachers from the area. This year, Elisabeth is the only high school student. She plays second violin. In the video above you can see her on the left (behind the music stand).
In the video they play the first movement from Mozart’s Symphony no. 36 “Linz.” Now we’re looking forward to the Christmas concert on December 3rd!
David Duff says
Nice job, Elisabeth. I’m impressed you were up there with the college students. I could see your head and feet (and the end of your violin). As all three seemed to stay in one place during the performance, I could at least tell you didn’t throw your instrument or jump up and run around. Next time we’re all together, I’d love to hear you play. Bring a piano accompaniment, and maybe your mom or Hannah or I could join with you.