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The Medicine of Music

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

FREE, REGISTRATION ENCOURAGED

Violinist Vijay Gupta, a social justice advocate and MacArthur “Genius Award” winner, headlines the annual Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture. Presenting on “The Medicine of Music,” Gupta will describe music’s redemptive power and how it can help bring people back from their darkest times.

After joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic at 19, Gupta was introduced to Nathaniel Ayers, a Juilliard-trained cellist who, due to schizophrenia, became homeless on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Gupta became Ayers’ teacher and began wondering how many others like him were among the city’s homeless. As a result, Gupta founded “Street Symphony,” bringing music to those who are homeless or incarcerated. As a result, he received a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship — often called a “Genius Award.”

A pre-event reception begins at 5:00 p.m. in the UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive. The presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. Free and open to all. Registration encouraged.

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
www.texashumanities.org/events/the-medicine-of-music-feat-vijay-gupta/

Organizer

Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics
Phone:
(210) 567-0795
Website:
http://www.texashumanities.org/

Venue

Center for UTHSCSA Medical Humanities & Ethics
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229 United States
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