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“Music on My Mind” Series Brings Magic to Medical Center Halls

Friday, November 10, 2006

With the goal of infusing music into the life of University of Rochester Medical Center employees, the Department of Neurosurgery is launching “Music on My Mind, ” a free concert series to be held throughout the year for faculty and staff.

The inaugural concert will be held 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 in Flaum Atrium, and will feature faculty, students and alumni from throughout the University, including Berislav Zlokovic, M.D., Ph.D., professor, Department of Neurosurgery; members of the Eastman School of Music (Jennifer Gliere, Ph.D., Pamela Terry, Min Jin Jeremy Samolesky), and Zora Mihailovich, artist in residence in the College. The group will present an hour of various emotionally stimulating opera arias from Cosi fan tutte, Turandot, Idomeneo, LeNozze di Figaro, Rigoletto and La Traviata with piano accompaniment.

“‘Music on My Mind’ is the collective brainchild of many in our academic and clinical communities who have yearned to infuse music into the daily life and culture of our institution,” said Webster Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. “With the extraordinary musical resources available in the broad University of Rochester community, it is only natural that such an initiative has sprung to life, fostering an informal, collegial interchange between members of the entire University community.”

Subsequent concerts will feature a full orchestra with piano concerto, string, brass, guitar performers, and will embrace a wide spectrum of offerings including classical, romantic, contemporary, jazz and folk music. All will be held at 4:30 p.m. to accommodate as many as faculty and staff possible. The next concert is scheduled for Wednesday Dec. 6. For more information, call the Department of Neurosurgery at 275-8344.

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