Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients to Present The Bach Choir of Holy Trinity, 5/30
On May 30, 2016 from noon until 1 pm, Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients presents the two-time Grammy- nominated Bach Choir of Holy Trinity, under the direction of Donald Meineke in a program titled, Music of the British Isles Spanning 500 years. The concert will feature works including Charles V. Stanford's The Blue Bird, Percy Grainger's beloved Londonderry Air ("O Danny Boy"), John Sheppard's Media Vita, among others. The FREE performance will take place in the Atrium at Mount Sinai's Guggenheim Pavilion (1190 5th Avenue at 101st Street, New York City).
Marking the final offering of their 2015-2016 season, the organization's free monthly concert series, Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients, was founded in November, 2015 by oboist Kristin Olson and violinist Nadir Aslam to give back to patients and the hospital staff, after both musicians met during treatment and surgeries for the same life-threatening and potentially career-crushing condition: spontaneous pneumothorax (collapsed lung). "We believe music has the power to help people heal. Our vision was to create a series of concerts as gifts for the patients as well as the doctors, nurses, and staff who work hard to save lives. We seek the support of the New York community to help our musicians contribute to the health and well-being of people at one of New York's finest hospitals," said Olson and Aslam. The series currently features all volunteer musicians and ensembles, provides concerts each month that are FREE for patients, families, friends, medical professionals, and the general public. The resonant Guggenheim Atrium allows the music to be heard in patient rooms throughout the hospital building.
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Video from Mount Sinai Concerts can be seen at: http://mountsinaiconcerts.org/video/