[UPDATE] 7-Year-Old's Dream Comes True: Will Play Violin for Peace in Ferguson
Leah Flynn, the 7-year-old who made headlines with her hopes to play her violin for peace in Ferguson, Missouri, has finally achieved her dream. Flynn has been invited to perform “Let There Be Peace on Earth” in Missouri to help bring a message of peace to the citizens of St. Louis, Ferguson and all viewers nationwide.
Flynn, who lives in Sanford, Florida, received nationwide media attention when she publicly voiced her mission to play her violin in hopes of bringing peace to turbulent Missouri towns. According to her PR representative, she has received offers to perform by two Missouri media outlets.
Flynn, only in the second-grade, has been playing the violin since she was 5 and rehearses daily with her father. She has performed as a soloist for many different concerts and venues. The young musician got the idea to play for peace after viewing the violence that was happening in Ferguson after the shooting and death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Police Officer Darren Wilson.
“She said to me, ‘Mom, what’s going on?’ And I explained to her, because I have to — I told her what’s going,” her mother Paula Flynn told WOFL. “She said, ‘But it's not right these people look so sad, maybe I could do something for them.”
Now Flynn's wish has become a reality. She will be performing Dec. 4 at 9 a.m. on FOX 2/KTVI St. Louis's television morning show and then from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. for KMOX news radio in St. Louis. Her radio performance will be recorded and posted on the station's website, just in case you miss this tiny musician in action.
Watch her perform "The Prayer" by David Foster below:© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.