Last month we had an exciting opportunity to take Halle and her BFF Lauren to the Utah Symphony. I was especially looking forward to exposing Halle to the talents of Conrad Tao, who at only 16 years old performed Rachmaninoff's unforgettably romantic Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. It was breathtakingly beautiful - the compilation of his talent combined with the strings and woodwinds of the Utah Symphony actually brought tears to my eyes.
I know there were moments when it was challenging for our two little ladies to sit still, and dare I say they even got a bit bored (gasp!) towards the end (it was almost two hours of music), but in all they did a fantastic job in playing the role of refined and gracious symphony patrons, and hopefully they walked away with a better appreciation of what might go into making performances like that one so successful and entertaining!