Winona Symphony Orchestra persevered to perform its annual Children’s Concert and provide a high-quality, live symphonic music experience for regional students, despite the challenges of the pandemic. After the WSO’s 2020 Children’s Concert, life as we knew it and had planned for seemed to come to a halt. A year later – with much in the way of planning for safety and enhanced logistics – local and regional artists were finally able to come together once more for the WSO 2021 Children’s Concert on March 1 of this year. The WSO live-streamed its annual performance from the Manoogian Gallery of the Minnesota Marine Art Museum. Artistic director and conductor Erik Rohde directed the local and regional musicians from near Emanuel Leutze’s 1851 painting of “Washington Crossing the Delaware.” Students and teachers were able to submit questions remotely, and following the music, Rohde engaged with them, responding to questions and expanding on topics raised.