Anna and her fellow piano students had their recital, but it wasn't in a traditional venue. Instead, for two hours in the evening the students played outside of a coffeeshop in a downtown shopping mall, providing lovely background music for shoppers.
We gathered at tables with friends, chatting and enjoying hot cocoa as the children played music. Our other children explored the mall and did some shopping. It was so nice we didn't even want to leave when the event was over -- I can't ever remember feeling that way about a recital before!
Anna played very well and was very proud of herself. We're proud of her too!