Hillary had her Minnesota Youth Symphony (MYS) holiday concert at Rosedale Center today. The acoustics aren’t great (it’s a mall atrium, after all), but here is a decent video of her playing after having moved up to second row in the violas of String Orchestra.
As you may know, Hilary is playing in the Minnesota Youth Symphony, which is kind of a big deal. As you can imagine, it’s not cheap to run a thing like that, and there is fundraising. For those who would normally give Hilary a Christmas present, please consider donating instead. You can donate on Qgiv at this link.
Here is Hilary, ready for today’s concert:
And here she is on stage:
Lily recently completed the Twin Cities Theater Camp(!) production of Urinetown. She had a great time! Her character’s name was Emily Ocean. It’s an intensive 5 week program, and Lily missed over a week of it due to our summer vacation, but she rallied and was a big presence on stage for the performances!
This may be on McSweeney’s, but it’s a great history lesson on US depredations in Latin America. Yup, we owe these people at the border. Big time.
After 2 seasons of no scores, the Sharks (Lily’s soccer team) finally scored a goal, in the last game of the second season. And it was Lily that scored it! “Elation” falls short of the screaming!
If there are any Sharks that see this, Thea’s name is Lily, but we called her Thea (short for Dorothea which is her middle name) because there was already a Lily on the team!