Local residents and musicians raised nearly $35,000 at the 12th annual Music for Parkinson’s Research (MPR) concert on November 9 at the Congregation Emanu-El in East Rye, NY. More than 150 guests attended the afternoon of chamber music to benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).
David Eger, Ph.D., of White Plains, NY, who lives with Parkinson’s disease, helps organize the event year after year with his dedicated team of volunteers. To date, Music for Parkinson’s Research has raised more than $500,000.
The Attacca Quartet, Quartet in Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, returned to the stage with esteemed local pianist Gena Raps, New York, NY. The Quartet also premiered an original piece by local composer, Gregory Palitz. Guests enjoyed a wine and cheese reception with the musicians following the concert and a raffle that featured prizes from local businesses.
“PDF is hugely grateful to Dr. Eger and his committee for pulling off another triumph with the best edition of Music for Parkinson’s Research yet. We had a great venue, a full house, terrific music and a handsome bottom line of funds raised for Parkinson’s research – all served up in an ambience of artistic passion and gentle friendship,” says PDF President Robin Elliott.