Lincoln Center adds free “Moments” series for people with dementia

Posted on: March 20, 2017

On March 17, Lincoln Center launched a six-concert program for individuals with dementia and their caregivers with a performance of a Schumann piano trio featuring New York Philharmonic musicians Na Sun (violin), Qiang Tu (cello), and Hélène Jeanney (piano). Known as “Moments,” the series covers genres across Lincoln Center’s campus and is designed to provide meaningful connections to the arts for an audience that may be unable to attend mainstream performances. One-hour chamber music, jazz, and theater performances are each followed by a one-hour interactive workshop with fellow concertgoers. Lincoln Center Moments was developed by Accessibility at Lincoln Center in partnership with CaringKind, formerly the Alzheimer’s Association New York Chapter, which will provide training and lead participant focus groups, and the Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, which will conduct a research study on the program’s impact on mood, levels of agitation, and focus. Upcoming programs will take place on March 20, April 11, April 17, May 2, and May 30, and will include jazz trombonist Art Baron, chamber music of Brahms and Caroline Shaw, and Juilliard Drama students performing scenes from Shakespeare and singing musical theater and folk songs.

Posted March 20, 2017