Media Contact: Julie Meador
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 05, 2010) − UK HealthCare will present a special evening of music at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Singletary Center for the Arts
Concert Hall, to benefit the University of Kentucky’s Lucille Caudill
Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program, a joint initiative of UK
HealthCare, the University of Kentucky School of Music and the Lexington Philharmonic.
"Overture to Healing" will feature internationally acclaimed classical violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.
"This concert is an opportunity to celebrate this new partnership
between the arts and healing communities in the Commonwealth," said Dr.
Michael Karpf, UK executive vice president for health affairs.
"Research indicates a significant improvement in the healing process
when art is used to enhance the quality of care given. This
collaboration is an important step in improving the overall experience
for our patients."
The "Overture to Healing" concert benefits the University of
Kentucky's Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program
and the Lexington Philharmonic, and it launches the inaugural concert
of the Teresa Garbulinska Annual Premier Concert Series, which will be a
recurring feature of the program.
Through the partnership of the UK School of Music and UK HealthCare,
the Lucille Caudill Little Performing Arts in HealthCare Program offers
education, research and performing arts experiences in a health care
setting to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and contributes to the
education and training of music students in music therapy, arts
administration, performance and other health care-related arts
careers. This program recognizes the arts and artists as powerful
entities that serve as a positive force in the healing process for all
patients and their families.
Salerno-Sonnenberg is recognized as one of the world's preeminent
violinists and has been a guest on such shows as NBC's "The Tonight
Show with Johnny Carson," CBS's "60 Minutes," "Nightwatch," "Sesame
Street" and "Sunday Morning." She has performed at the White House and
collaborated with such artists as Mandy Patinkin, Joe Jackson, Judy
Blazer, Janice Siegel, the Assad brothers, Mark O'Connor and Roger
Listen to music or see a video of a Salerno-Sonnenberg performance.
The Lexington Philharmonic, under the direction of Conductor Scott
Terrell, presents more than 150 concerts and educational programs
annually designed to reach a variety of musical tastes and a vast range
The concert's program includes "Polovetsian Dances" from the opera
"Prince Igor," composed by Alexander Borodin, "Four Season of Buenos
Aires," composed by Astor Piazzolla, and "Pictures at an Exhibition,"
composed by Modest Mussorgsky.
Tickets for the event are $100 each and include a champagne reception
at concert intermission at the Singletary Center. A processing fee
will be added upon completion of transaction. Tickets can be purchased online through the Singletary Center Ticket Office, by calling 859-257-4929, or in person at the ticket office. Parking is available at the UK Student Center and near Memorial Coliseum.