Explore the intersection of music and medicine and delight in a chamber music concert performed by the talented Concord Conservatory of Music faculty. Join us on Friday, November 12 at 7:30 for Music & Medicine. The evening will feature a conversation between Dr. Lisa Wong, a physician, author, and musician, and Chuck Clough, host of the Above the Basement podcast. Dr. Wong is an assistant professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and has played violin and viola in the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, Boston’s medical orchestra, for over 30 years.
Discover what happens in your brain when you play music, learn which great composers were also connected to the medical field, and find out how music has become more deeply used as a therapy to treat patients.
CCM faculty members Yelena Beriyeva on piano, Egle Jarkova on violin, and Stephen Marotto on cello will present a chamber music concert including Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio elegiaque No. 1, and featuring works by Jean-Marie Leclair, Astor Piazzolla, and contemporary composer Judith Weir. This concert is made possible by the generous support of Emerson Hospital.
An international speaker on arts and health, Dr. Wong co-founded the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School and the Boston Arts Consortium for Health (BACH). She advises several arts and education organizations and serves on the boards of Conservatory Lab Charter School, New England Foundation for the Arts, and A Far Cry ensemble. Lisa is a graduate of Harvard College and NYU School of Medicine and practices at Milton Pediatric Associates. Her first book, Scales to Scalpels: Doctors who practice the healing arts of Music and Medicine, was published in 2012.
Chuck Clough founded the Above The Basement podcast. ATB now has almost 200 episodes and won a 2020 Boston Music Award for Podcast of the Year. He also recently established the non-profit Sounding Ground, which, among other endeavors, will work to provide assistance to musicians and artists suffering from anxiety and depression.
We welcome you back to CCM as safely as possible; CCM’s Covid policy requires those over 12 must show proof of vaccination, and we ask you to please wear your mask in the building at all times.
General Admission tickets are $25. Kids under 18 are FREE. Purchase tickets in advance: https://concordconservatory.org/events/music-medicine/ or payable at the door. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 369-0010 to learn more about CCM. Concord Conservatory of Music is the area’s non-profit community music school located at 1317 Main Street in the West Concord Union Church.