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Teen violinist will perform tonight

Published April 24, 2007


SPRING HILL - Creative inspiration can come from just about anywhere when you are a child. For Christina Adams, it was an episode of Sesame Street that sparked her interest in learning to play the violin.

She was just 3 when she saw violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman hamming it up with tuba-playing puppet Telly on Beethoven's Minuet in G.

Though it may have been a somewhat goofy introduction to the world of serious music, the magical sound of the instrument opened a window to Adams' heart. And to her soul as well.

Tonight, the Central High senior will take her final bows as a violinist with the Hernando Symphony Orchestra when the ensemble caps its season with a 7:30 p.m. performance at Springstead Theater in Spring Hill.

Though the concert closes a chapter in her life, Adams' considerable talents on her instrument leave little doubt that her musical story is just beginning.

"I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunities I've had," said Adams, 18. "People my age usually don't get to perform with an orchestra, much less as a soloist. I've gained a lot from the experience."


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