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Music & Medicine

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 info@concordconservatory.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.

Music & Medicine

November 12, 2021 at 7:30 – 9:00 pm

Explore the intersection of music and medicine and delight in a chamber music concert performed by the talented Concord Conservatory of Music faculty.

The evening will feature a conversation with Dr. Lisa Wong of Harvard Medical School and Chuck Clough, host of the Above the Basement podcast.  They will discuss numerous topics,  including what happens in your brain when you play music, which great composers were also connected to the medical field, and how music has become more deeply used as a therapy to treat patients.

The musical performance will feature chamber music performed by CCM faculty members Yelena Beriyeva, piano, Egle Jarkova, violin, and Stephen Marotto, cello. They will present Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Trio elegiaque No. 1 and works by Jean-Marie Leclair, Astor Piazzolla, and contemporary composer Judith Weir.

This concert is made possible by the generous support of Emerson Hospital.

Purchase Tickets in advance or payable at the door for this event.

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. Thank you!

Dr. Lisa Wong is a physician, author, and musician dedicated to life-long learning and incorporating the arts intoDr. Lisa Wong medicine and medical education. She 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. An international speaker on arts and health, Lisa is a co-founder of 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 in 2012. Lisa lives in Newton with her husband, violinist Lynn Chang. She has two children and two adorable grandchildren.

Chuck Clough grew up in Concord, Massachusetts, where he began playing guitar at a young age and had various bands throughout his life. A graduate of Northeastern University Chuck moved to New York to attend The American Academy of Dramatic Arts for acting and was a member of the American Academy Company.  As a founder and producer at VagaBOND Theatre Company, Chuck acted in and produced several original off-off-Broadway plays and later produced independent feature films.  In 1994 he began playing music again and co-founded acoustic rock trio Northern Point which released 3 albums: November (2005), Northern Point – Live at St. James Gate (2008), and After The Frost (2010).In 2010 Chuck moved back to Boston and co-founded The Butler Frogs with David G. Moore, Ronnie Hirschberg, Tim Fiehler, and Greg Mara. Their first EP, Last Call For Opinions, came out in fall 2020. He left the corporate world and at that same time founded Above The Basement. 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.

 

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