Williamsburg Symphony to present lecture/concert about music and medicine

Posted on: June 8, 2017

Virginia’s Williamsburg Symphony has announced a June 9 lecture/concert about music and medicine at the Kimball Theatre in Williamsburg, focusing on the beneficial and therapeutic effects of music on health and disease. Participants at the 90-minute event will include neurologist Kamal Chémali; Jennifer Debiec Lawson, principal flutist with the Williamsburg Symphony Orchestra; and pianist Prisca Benoit. Topics covered will include the effect of music in reactivating parts of the brain damaged by disease; improving language in stroke patients; and the use of music to improve gait stability, blood pressure, pain levels, anxiety, and cognition.

Posted June 8, 2017