Center Stage Arts in Health enhances the healthcare experience by showcasing creative and performing arts that calm, nurture and inspire.The Center Stage Arts in Health program at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine has received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) award of $10,000 to build partnerships with the Harrisburg Symphony and Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz. “Through this program, we seek artistic ways to nourish the well–being of individuals who come through our doors, whether they are patients, caregivers, employees or students,” said Claire de Boer, director of the Doctors Kienle Center for Humanistic Medicine and Center Stage Arts in Health.
NEA ArtWorks grant awarded to Center Stage Arts in Health supported a new program, titled “Striking a Chord,” in which duos and trios from the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and Central Pennsylvania Friends of Jazz perform throughout Hershey Medical Center. Center Stage hosted 9 performances.
Mona Soweilam and Ruwan Elsayed (age 10) listened to a trio from the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra comprised of Ervin Dede, (violin) Philip Rammon, (cello) and Clifford Bernzweig (violin). Center Stage provided tickets to the March 17 Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Concert to Ruwan and her family.