We believe in the restorative power of music. For over 20 years the Charlotte Symphony's Healing Hands program has sent orchestra musicians into area hospitals, senior care centers, and community centers, to enrich the lives of patients and residents.
Visit our Community Events page to see when a free concert will be coming to a location near you.
Music and Memory
The Charlotte Symphony is dedicated to reaching those in our community who suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia. Customized for early-stage patients, these performances include interactive elements and opportunities for audience participation, giving patients and caregivers pathways to connect through an interactive and shared musical experience.
This award-winning program is available to seniors across the region in both care centers and community centers in low-income neighborhoods where programs are offered free of charge.
In April 2019, we were honored to receive a 2018 Innovations in Alzheimer's Caregiving Award in the Creative Expression category for this program.
Small Ensemble Performances
Solo musicians, duos, trios, and other small ensembles often perform at a diverse range of locations. Recent participating centers have included Southminster, Renaissance West, Levine Jewish Community Center, area hospitals, and more.
For information about booking a Healing Hands solo performance or ensemble group, please contact Chris Stonnell, Director of Education & Community Engagement.