Sound Health: An NIH-Kennedy Center Partnership Host Music and The Mind

June 02, 2017


Music and the Mind with the National Symphony Orchestra
8:00 p.m.
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Kennedy Center Concert Hall
2700 F Street, NW Washington, DC 20566
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On Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017, the NIH and the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, host Music and the Mind, the first public initiative for their Sound Health partnership, exploring the connections between music, health/wellness, and science.

Music and the Mind with the National Symphony Orchestra

The National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and renowned scientists present Sound Health in Concert, an interactive program interweaving performance with scientific insights into the brain’s engagement with music.

The Kennedy Center, National Institutes of Health, acclaimed singer-songwriter-actor Jussie Smollett (Empire), multifaceted singer-songwriter-composer and NSO Artistic Advisor Ben Folds, renowned soprano and Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Renée Fleming, and the National Symphony Orchestra take you on a fascinating journey to uncover mysteries about the human brain and its connection to music. What happens in your brain when listening, performing, and interacting with music? How does engaging with music contribute to better health and a longer life?

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