Sisters Home From School Perform Patio Cello Concerto for Their Self-Isolating Elderly Neighbor

Two musical sisters Taran Tien and Calliope Tien, who live in Columbus, Ohio, have been staying at home while schools are closed. They shortly learned that their elderly neighbor Helen Schlam was in self-isolating, so the girls decided to perform a short cello concert for her entertainment. The performance took place on Schlam’s patio where the girls maintained a safe distance of six feet from their neighbor.

Taran Tien, left, and Calliope Tien, right, play a short cello concert for their neighbor, Helena Schlam, on her front porch on Monday, March 16, 2020 in Columbus, Ohio.

Jackie Borchardt of the Cincinnati Enquirer captured this beautiful display of community within her own neighborhood.

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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