Longwood Symphony dedicates concert to Boston Marathon bombing victims

Posted on: May 10, 2013

In Thursday’s (5/9) Boston Globe, David Weininger writes, “Ramona Nee, a lawyer from Sherborn, ran her first marathon on April 15, despite having torn a muscle in her calf about two weeks before. … Mondays are typically the busiest days in the emergency room, according to Heidi Harbison Kimberly, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The ER was humming with activity on April 15 … Suddenly, the emergency notification system alerted the ER to ‘an explosion in Copley Square.’ … Mark Gebhardt is the chief of orthopedic surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Since it was a holiday, he was at home working when his pager went off. He turned on the TV and knew immediately that his team, which treats injuries to bones and muscles, would be pressed into heavy service. … Nee, Kimberly, and Gebhardt are three of the thousands who played a role in the Boston Marathon day events. They are also musicians who play in the Longwood Symphony Orchestra, an elite ensemble that draws most of its performers from Boston’s medical community. … The orchestra is dedicating its concert this Saturday to the bombing victims and it has added Elgar’s elegiac ‘Nimrod,’ from the ‘Enigma Variations’ as a special tribute.”

Posted May 10, 2013