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Philharmonic Trio Plays for Individuals with Dementia and Their Caregivers

Posted May 24, 2016

Lincoln Center Moments New York Philharmonic 

The New York Philharmonic is committed to music’s power to comfort and heal, so it was honored to send a trio of musicians to perform for members of our community with dementia and their caregivers on Friday in the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center as part of a Lincoln Center accessibility program.

The concert was part of Lincoln Center Moments, a new pilot program of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, working with partners on the Lincoln Center campus. The program aims to make the campus and its programs accessible to this segment of our community, many of whom attended Lincoln Center events when they were younger, and to activate those with dementia by using well-known music to stimulate thoughts and feelings. The performance was followed by an arts workshop led by Lincoln Center Education teaching artists, who participated in an extensive training with CaringKind.

The performers were violinist Hannah Choi, cellist Nathan Vickery, and guest pianist Pallavi Mahidhara. They performed Mendelssohn’s Trio in D minor.

The New York Philharmonic looks forward to continuing to bring music to all members of our community.

(Photo: Kevin Yatarola)