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.

We welcome new partner hosts to our Musicians Care Project! To bring a chamber music ensemble concert to your organization, submit a Program Registration form. Please book performances no later than 6 weeks in advance of the concert date(s). With questions, email the Education Coordinator, Miriam Engel, at mengel@hartfordsymphony.org.