Established in 1982 by members of Harvard Medical School (HMS), the Longwood Symphony Orchestra (LSO) comprises musicians from the medical, academic, business and arts professions. Since its creation, the LSO has supported a number of health-related nonprofit organizations, raising more than $750,000.
MGH staff members who also are LSO musicians include: Tai Katzenstein, PsychD, of MGH Psychiatry; Read Pukkila-Worley, MD, of MGH Medicine; Daniela Krause, MD, of Clinical Pathology; Heidi Harbison Kimberly, MD, of Emergency Medicine; Michael Cho, MD, of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine; Susan Pauker, MD, of Genetics; and Lisa Wong, MD, of the MassGeneral Hospital for Children. HMS students who also are LSO members are Jennifer Chang, Michael Barnett, Sherman Jia, Amy Xu and Sandra Mong.
This summer the LSO will travel to London on a humanitarian mission to perform at a symposium called "Bridging the Atlantic: Artful Innovations in Cancer Care." The orchestra will be in London from June 22 through 29 and will participate in three full-length symphonic concerts to raise funds for a medical charity devoted to cancer care in the United Kingdom. A pre-tour concert will take place in Boston at the Granoff Music Center at Tufts University May 31 at 8 pm.
For more information about the LSO, access www.longwoodsymphony.org.
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