Westchester County residents can fuel their passion for the arts and make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease by enjoying an afternoon of chamber music and poetry. The 11th annual Music for Parkinson’s concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 beginning at 3:30 PM at the Dunn Performing Arts Center, Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY. Proceeds from the concert benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).
Music for Parkinson’s Research, a local volunteer group co-founded by David Eger, Ph.D., of White Plains, NY, organizes the event each year. In addition to its focus on chamber music, the concert will feature a poetry reading by award winning poet and best-selling author Robin Morgan, who will read a selection from “The Grey Matter Suite” from her new in-progress book of poems, Dark Matter.
Returning to the stage are crowd favorites such as the Attacca Quartet, an internationally acclaimed ensemble; clarinetist John Stine of Chappaqua, NY, one of the event’s co-founders and member of the St. Thomas Chamber Music Players; and pianist Gena Raps, New York, NY, a Julliard graduate and faculty member at The New School in New York. Guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception with the musicians following the concert.
The Music for Parkinson’s concert welcomes over one hundred guests annually. The concerts have raised more than $400,000 for Parkinson’s research since inception in 2003.