Musicians Care Project

Musicians Care Project is a community engagement initiative of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra and seeks to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages whose healthcare needs prevent them from taking part in traditional music performances by providing live, interactive musical experiences. According to the WolfBrown study entitled Music and Health Care, “Music offers health benefits throughout life, from those born into the neonatal intensive care unit for whom music mediates medically-necessary stress, through those in hospice care at the end of life who can use the music to transcend physical symptoms and declines.” (Wolf & Wolf, 2011)

The program piloted at Hebrew Health Care in 2013 and since then has expanded to encompass other healthcare facilities and retirement homes across the state of Connecticut including Duncaster, Seabury, The McAuley, Saint Mary Home, Middlewoods, McLean Care, Governor’s House Healthcare, The Reservoir, and St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center.

HSO 2016-17 Chamber Music Ensembles

Musicians Care Project logoTwo Frog Duo
Mosaic String Trio
Woodwind Quartet
A Piacere String Quartet
Hartford Symphony String Quartet
Wind Quintet
Musicians may also host masterclasses at your organization



With additional questions, please contact Miriam Engel, Education Coordinator, at