Brass, Beats and a Break from Treatment Blend Together in Perfect Harmony at Moffitt Cancer Center

October 23, 2018

 For the fifth time, The Florida Orchestra (TFO) takes its show out of the concert hall and into the hospital offering the magic of music to patients at Moffitt Cancer Center.

The Florida Orchestra’s brass and percussion sections will present “Brass with a Beat” at 11 a.m. Oct. 24 in Moffitt’s Stabile Research Building Atrium. Led by Assistant Conductor Daniel Black, “Brass with a Beat” is a unique concert of fanfare and favorites.

TFO launched its first hospital concert at Moffitt in 2014 and now performs at multiple hospitals and health care facilities offering music to those who may not be able to travel to a concert hall.

The concert ties in with Moffitt’s Arts In Medicine Program, which offers patients and caregivers comfort and well-being in the form of music, painting and other expressive art forms.

This concert is open to Moffitt patients, team members and visitors.

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WHAT: The Florida Orchestra performs for Moffitt patients, visitors and team members

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. – noon

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 USF Magnolia Drive, Stabile Research Building Atrium

 

Click here to view video from last year’s event.

 

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 49 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

 

About The Florida Orchestra:

The Florida Orchestra is recognized as Tampa Bay’s leading performing arts institution, the largest professional symphony orchestra in Florida, and one of the most vibrant and innovative orchestras in America. This is its 51st season. Under the leadership of Music Director Michael Francis, it performs more than 130 concerts a season, with series of classical, popular, and morning coffee concerts in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, as well as free Pops in the Park concerts. Dedicated to bringing music to all people, connecting to the community is a priority, with pre-concert talks, family and youth concerts and other educational activities. To buy tickets: floridaorchestra.org and 727.892.3337 or 1.800.662.7286.

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