Date: February 17, 2010
Location: Kleinhans Music Hall - Livingston Hall
Adult Price: $16 (portion of the proceeds goes to the Alzheimer's Association of WNY) Purchase through the BPO Box Office at 885-5000.
Organization: Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Kelsey Harvey from Alzheimer's Association of WNY.
Over 5 million Americans are diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, and Aaron Copland was one of them. Like many individuals with dementia, Copland continued his love affair with music, but adapted his interests to fit his abilities. What is the important connection between music and memory? What is is about music that makes it therapeutic? This presentation will address these questions; as well as describe the effect music can have on people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.
The BPO will be performing Copland's "Appalachian Spring" on Saturday, February 20th, 2010.