CHICAGO (CBS) — A Texas teenager who’s battling cancer lived her dream this week when she was able to perform with some of the musicians in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
“I just kind of was shocked. I was like, ‘yes, yes!’ It didn’t really hit me until on the plane here that this is actually happening,” said 15-year-old Hanna Waters, after she rehearsed with the six members of the CSO’s French horn section.
Hanna is from Dallas, but her dream was to play with the CSO.
“I’ve always been told it’s the best in the world, and I just love the city, and I love this orchestra,” she said. “I have recordings at home on my iPod and stuff, and I just really wanted to come and play with them.”