Music on the Mind

Mind, Music, Movement Foundation’s Voices of Parkinson’s Chorus and Palm Beach Symphony will perform an outdoor concert April 19

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Voices of Parkinson's Chorus. Photo by Carrie Bradburn/Capehart
Voices of Parkinson’s Chorus. Photo by Carrie Bradburn/Capehart

The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens’ tropical oasis and monumental sculptures will set the scene for an evening under the stars when art and music unite for a remarkable cause. “The Magical Musical Tour: Beatles to Beethoven” by the Palm Beach Symphony in partnership with the gardens and Jupiter-based Mind, Music, Movement Foundation’s (M3f) Voices of Parkinson’s Chorus will take place April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The performance will benefit all three organizations.

Patrick McNamara, president and CEO of Palm Health Foundation, will introduce the performance that will raise awareness for brain health and the positive affects music and singing have on neurodegenerative diseases.

“We are excited to help merge the power of the local arts community with the power of our growing brain research community in Palm Beach County,” said McNamara. “There is mounting evidence that listening to music can reduce anxiety, manage blood pressure, and increase mental alertness and memory. The arts offer powerful healing qualities for brain health, especially someone living with a neurodegenerative disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s.”

Palm Beach Symphony. Photo by Indie House Films
Palm Beach Symphony. Photo by Indie House Films

Guests will listen to music from the Symphony and Voices of Parkinson’s Chorus while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on the main lawn of the gardens.

“Art and music are extremely powerful tools that help with an array of wellness components—especially brain health,” said Frances Fisher, board chairwoman for Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens and board member for M3f. “Arts therapy is excellent at engaging our minds and that can change the way the brain works for the better. We are honored to be able to bring these wonderful organizations together to collaborate towards a common goal and introduce new audiences to one another’s missions.” 

Tickets to “The Magical Musical Tour: Beatles to Beethoven” are $125 per person. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 561-832-5328. For more information on Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens, click here.

For more information on Palm Beach Symphony, click here. For more information on Mind, Music, Movement Foundation, click here.

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