Friday, January 25, 2013
Culture & Kids Kicks off with Jackie Evancho
Last night we took the kids to see Jackie Evancho, 12 year old child prodigy and singer, at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center. Thus, I successfully met my first new year’s resolution for 2013. Let’s expose the kids to all the amazing culture out there. And, let’s make it culture they can relate to!
My husband has a precious tradition of watching America’s Got Talent with the kids. They cuddle together on the couch mutually entranced by the broad range of talent. Jackie Evancho was a highlight of the experience, especially for then seven year old Hannah, who shed tears when Evancho placed second in the 2010 finals.
Noone could appreciate last night’s sold out performance more than a nine year old whose smile could have burst through the ceiling each time Evancho giggled her appreciation to the audience or did her double handed waive. And, although a little fidgety during the two hour show, my seven year old, who had never seen a live orchestra, was entranced by the musicians and instruments.
So giggles, bounces and double waives aside, culture with kids in January was a success. Evancho’s awe inspiring voice and range was a terrific experience for all. And, yes, it was culture the kids could relate to.
I wonder what February will bring. I hope everyone has a great weekend.