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10.02 Sun

Kennedy Center, DC

Renew/Remix is the most recent installment of the Sound Health initiative at the Kennedy Center, a powerful partnership with the National Institute of Health (NIH), the Sound Health Network (SHN) operated by the University of California San Francisco, soprano Renée FlemingDr. Francis Collins, science advisor to the President and longest serving director of the NIH, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts. The goal of the partnership is to promote the intersection of music and wellness.

The Kennedy Center will host a 2-day convening designed to illustrate the power of music in helping us navigate the “new normal” we’ve been thrust into after two years of pandemic.

Hosted by Renée Fleming and Dr. Francis Collins, the centerpiece of the convening will be a performance at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall on the evening of October 2, which will feature a roster of world-class artists in performance and conversation with music therapists, researchers, and scientists.

The line-up includes Dr. Francis Collins, Children’s Chorus of Washington, Dessa, Renée Fleming, Howard University’s Afro Blue, Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski, Dr. Charles Limb, Michela Marino Lerman, Maria Rivera, Caesar Sant, Dr. Indre Viskontas, and Eric Whitacre.

The concert will culminate in an interactive experience—led by esperanza spalding in collaboration with Dr. Helena Hansen and Dr. Marisol Norris—as a preview to Monday’s workshops exploring the cultural context and practice of communal improvised music-making. The evening will explore the science behind recovery and the collective journey from pandemic isolation and loneliness, to the rediscovery of resilience through community.

More info and tickets HERE.