Dream Come True

C1Nine-year-old Izabella (Izzy) Barr, of Chelsea, celebrated the cul­mination of her wish to learn to play the guitar by performing in her very own live concert at Berklee College of Music on May 9th. Izzy, who has Pulmonary Hypertension, a progressive heart and lung condition, had her wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachu­setts and Rhode Island.

Izzy was joined onstage by her guitar instructor Amanda Monaco, of Berklee, and was accompanied by drummer Tim Merle and bassist Casey Anderson, both Berklee students. Izzy performed six songs including “Let It Be” (which she performed with her grandfather), “Brown Eyed Girl,” and “Ring of Fire” in front of a live audience that included friends and family, and the Chair of the Guitar Department at Berklee, Larry Baione, and Berklee Presi­dent Roger H. Brown

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