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Free string quartet performance at Renown this Sunday



renown_brochure_091006_b-3As part of the Renown Health Healing Arts program, a string quartet from the Reno Chamber Orchestra will play Sunday, Sept. 27, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Tahoe Tower Lobby at Renown Regional Medical Center. Musicians will include Eileen Brownella, cello; Dustin Budish, viola; Emily Cox, violin, and Ruth Lenz, violin. All Healing Arts program performances are free and open to the public.

A local donor funds the Musical Art Series, including performances by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, the Reno Philharmonic Youth Symphony Orchestra and the music at the bedside at Renown Regional Medical Center.

According to the 2009 State of the Field Report, Arts in Healthcare, a good amount of the research literature on the benefits of the arts in healthcare concerns music, which has been found effective in

• Increasing comfort level post-operatively
• Increasing quality and length of life for individuals diagnosed with terminal cancer
• Reducing stress among visitors in hospital surgery/intensive care unit waiting rooms
• And more

Founded in 1974, the Reno Chamber Orchestra provides the highest quality performances of repertoire written for smaller orchestra. It works to instill and promote the appreciation of chamber orchestra music among audiences diverse in age, backgrounds and interests throughout the region.

The Healing Arts program at Renown Regional Medical Center began in the early 1990s. The program includes regular performances at the patient’s bedside on the pediatric and oncology units. Besides music, Renown features more than 800 works of original art, including two works in each of the 190 private patient rooms in the Tahoe Tower and 222 works of original art in the Baby & Family Suites. Another integral component of the Healing Arts program includes Fianna’s Healing Garden.

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