September 10, 2015
Unique partnership lands musicians in hospital
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLUMBIA, S.C. – A renewed partnership between the South Carolina Philharmonic and Palmetto Health Richland is putting musicians in the hospital this season – to soothe anxiety and lift spirits while bodies mend.
An anonymous, $10,000 gift to the S.C. Phil is renewing, and expanding, its Healing Harmonies program with Palmetto Health Richland. In recent seasons, the orchestra previously lifted spirits through a handful of short, quartet concerts in the atrium at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital that augmented traditional care with a holistic approach through music.
In 2015/2016, the program increases to 10 concerts, with the first coming Tuesday, Sept. 15 in Palmetto Health Richland’s main lobby. The grant also expands Healing Harmonies beyond the children’s hospital to include additional sites such as the oncology department, surgery waiting area, and Palmetto Health Heart Hospital atrium. Public access is limited or restricted for these concerts. Call 802.254.PHIL (7445) for event-specific information.
Music will be provided by The Goodwins with S.C. Phil Musician Friends, playing upbeat classical and contemporary favorites for all 10 concerts.
About the S.C. Philharmonic
An independent 501(c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic entertains, educates, enriches and excites diverse audiences through live symphonic music. The introduction of Music Director Morihiko Nakahara in 2008/2009 ushered in a New Era of Artistic Excellence that is allowing the orchestra to move forward and become the Midlands pre-eminent performing arts group.
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Jason Rapp, Communications Director
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