The Kids’ Clarey COVID Concert

Rachael, age 11, performed for friends and neighbours as a relief from COVID isolation.   PHOTOS: Roselle Adler and David Zinman

Anika, age 8½, played the violin at a COVID concert on Clarey Avenue.


By Anika and Rachael

We are a family which loves music. Fortunately for us, practising our violins and piano kept us busy through a long winter and spring of COVID-19 isolation. Yet after months of music lessons on Zoom and no end-of-year recitals to look forward to, we were tired of playing our instruments indoors. It was time to share our passion for music with our neighbours!

On the warm sunny afternoon of July 31, we held an outdoor violin concert in our driveway for our closest neighbours and friends. Our invited guests chose their best seats on the sidewalk and street to listen to the music. Our “Kids Clarey COVID Concert” entertained adults and children with classical and contemporary works. We also prepared yummy homemade snacks for everyone to enjoy. It was so exciting to play in front of a live audience and hear people applauding! Everyone complimented us, saying how much they liked the concert; we can’t wait to do an encore soon.

We would like to thank our parents, Roselle and David, for helping us to organize this event. We really appreciate the support of our neighbours and friends in making the concert a true success!

Anika, 8 ½ years old, and Rachael, 11, are violinists of Clarey Avenue. Roselle Adler and David Zimmerman are their parents.

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