The therapeutic value of music is widely known.
Research has shown that it can heal emotional suffering and has positive physical effects, such as reducing heart rate and blood pressure.
The Emory Chamber Music Society of Atlanta has started a “Music for Healing” initiative.
Pianist, professor and director of the Society, Will Ransom, joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes, along with violist Yinzi Kong, to talk about their performances. Kong is also a member of the Vega Quartet.
They both hope that the music brings peace to those getting vaccinated.
“It’s healing for the patients, but it’s also healing for us musicians as well,” said Kong.
Concerts take place every two weeks on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Northlake Mall.
On April 1, Kong will play music of Bach (C Major Suite #3 for cello), Max Reger (1st Solo Suite for viola) and Henri Vieuxtemps (Capriccio for solo viola).
In the fall, ECMSA plans to go to Children’s Hospital, Emory Hospital and possibly Grady Memorial Hospital.
This will be an ongoing new series for the Society.