Siblings surprise Edmond mother with Christmas recital
About 40 family and friends were treated to a one-hour classical musical recital in honor of Hiromi Hood at the Y Chapel of Song at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond on Wednesday.
After the performances, Frost said she, along with her brothers and sisters, were all so grateful to their mother and happy with the turnout for the recital. She said it was more people than they expected.
Burr said her mother taught each child to play piano and then encouraged each to learn another instrument as well. Burr, as well as her brothers and sisters, attended Sequoyah Middle School and graduated from Edmond North High School. Kenji Hood had learned horn and is now a member of the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
Burr is a geophysicist for Chesapeake Energy Corp. and noted that a project she did reminded her of her musical training.
“It's all kind of related in a nerdy kind of way,” she laughed.
Afterward, Hiromi Hood was elated, greeting family and hugging her offspring performers.
“They did such a wonderful job today,” she said. The mother said she remembers the long sessions teaching each child to play piano.
“One thing they were never allowed to do,” she recalled. “They could not quit. I would not let them quit.”
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