The venue could well have been a specialty concert hall where the best food is served. With a delicious buffet table set and a full house of patrons enjoying a great meal, the audience was preparing themselves for a long and enjoyable night of music.
Through a collaboration with the Rotary, the Community Foundation and the Alez Haitian Cuisine, about 29 of the Institute's students ranging from five to nineteen years old performed for a packed (standing room only) restaurant.
Students played the guitar, flute, piano, drums, saxophone and violin. Others sang renditions of various popular songs including their own written and arranged tunes.
The audience loved it all as each artist performed their act. Although for many this was their first appearance performing before a live audience, they demonstrated strong talent and bravery as they sang and played their instruments. All of the students were accompanied by at least one adult. The proud families were filled with pride as their new found celebrities performed on stage.
Executive Director and music teacher Greg Koss was elated. He said, "As I looked into the audience while the kids were performing, I could see how the parents' pride in their children was exploding as they watched their child perform. You could see the bond between parent and child strengthening. Two students, Mckayla and Chloe, two 6 year old twins, who sang the theme to the "Lion King" and also played the piano, enjoyed their experience so much that they just walked right up on stage an hour after they performed and asked if they could do it again! They did and they brought the house down!"
Koss added, “What a great evening for all to watch and witness the abundance of humanity happening between families and new friendships."
All in all, it was a great evening and a wonderful occasion. Everyone was pleased with the results. The Alez Haitian Cuisine now has a new act added to its menu. The restaurant is located at 1428 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa at the corner of 15th Street in the Fletcher Regency Plaza. The restaurant serves traditional Haitian dishes inspired by island flavors.
We hope that this will not be the last time that the Koss Kids will perform at the Alez Haitian Cuisine. Apart from being a perfect venue, it also serves as an inspiration to all kids to explore their musical talents.
For a more details on the recital, please visit our blog at http://kossmakesmusic.blogspot.com. You may contact Greg Koss at 813.949.6881 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also call or text Harland Henry for media assistance at 321.219.9732 or email@example.com.