Indianapolis Symphony musicians perform for patients in children’s hospital

Posted on: September 28, 2018

“The beautiful sound of live music filled the halls of Riley Hospital for Children Thursday afternoon,” reports Olivia McClellan on Thursday (9/27) at WTTV CBS Indianapolis. “Five musicians with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra gave a live and interactive performance for patients and their families. The group of musicians played while a narrator read [the orchestra’s] newly-released children’s book, The Garden Symphony…. ‘We know that music helps the body release a little bit of stress just with the way that our brains and bodies react,’ said Caitlin Krater, a music therapist at Riley Children’s Health. ‘It’s so fantastic for kids to … see these instruments two feet away from them.’ Thursday’s performance is part of the Teddy Bear Concert Series, which introduces young children in the Indianapolis area to the orchestra. ‘I wanted to design something where they got to move, participate, and there was a story,’ said Victoria Griswold, violinist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and author of The Garden Symphony…. Patients who weren’t able to leave their room for the performance were able to watch from their bedside through a live video broadcast.” Said Griswold, “I hope we spread a lot of happiness.”

Posted September 28, 2018