PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US presents interactive classical music performances to diverse audiences by artists of the highest caliber in order to provide encouragement, education, and healing, with a focus on elderly, disabled, rehabilitating, incarcerated, and homeless populations.
Now in its fourth season, PROJECT: MUSIC HEALS US is a classical music concert series comprised of over 25 concerts performed throughout Connecticut and New York, taking place throughout the 2017-2018 concert season (Sept-May). Five ticketed "Public Concerts" are performed in churches to aid in subsidizing the rest of our "Healing Concerts" in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, homeless shelters, and prisons.
We present formal chamber music and solo recital concerts featuring musicians from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Marlboro Music Festival, the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Perlman Music Program, and more. The roster of musicians includes both up-and-coming artists of this generation as well as their performing artist mentors. Additionally, these concert evenings feature 45-minute pre-concert lectures, 15-minute pre-concert YOUNG ARTIST PERFORMANCES, and post-concert receptions with Q&A with the musicians.
Concerts are played for patients in nursing homes, hospitals, and hospices, as well as for those who are incarcerated in prisons and those staying in homeless shelters. These concerts are shorter versions of the formal ticketed concerts with much more discussion and interaction with the audience.