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Patients Invited to Florida Orchestra Concert at Moffitt

September 21, 2016

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Patients will enjoy the soothing music from the The Florida Orchestra (TFO) during a free concert on Friday, Sept. 23.

The hour-long concert, which begins at 3:30 p.m., will highlight Concertmaster Jeffrey Multer on the violin and the music of Mozart, Ravel, Rachmaninoff and more. The concert will be held in the Stabile Research Building Atrium.

“The arts can be a beneficial part of the healing and coping process for our patients at Moffitt,” said Mary Turney, manager of Moffitt’s Patient and Family Services Department. “The arts are also a way to incorporate a way of coping for our team members who encounter and battle cancer every single day. We are thankful to have such an amazing opportunity as this with TFO right here on our campus.”

The concert ties in with Moffitt’s Arts In Medicine Program, which is designed to offer patients and caregivers comfort and well-being in the form of music, painting and other expressive art forms. The program, introduced two decades ago, is designed to nurture healing by focusing on the whole person.

"Bringing live symphonic music into the hospital setting can be an incredibly uplifting experience for patients, families, physicians and staff,” said TFO’s Community Engagement Director Erin Horan. “Music helps create a sense of community, intimacy, and joy - especially during challenging times.  We are so excited to be able to come back to Moffitt and perform for patients and caregivers for a third year."