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The Savannah Philharmonic is sharply focused on its continued commitment to education and community outreach. We unveiled an exciting new program on November 3, 2013 at The Children’s Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center.

Recognizing the holistic connection between music and healing, conductor Peter Shannon adapted The Magic Flute for an audience of young patients and families currently seeking treatment at The Children’s Hospital. The twenty-minute comedic performance provides these children a respite from their daily hospital routine.

An ensemble of volunteer vocalists from the community as well as members of the Philharmonic Chorus perform the program with enthusiasm, generating much needed lightness and laughter from children and adults.

Following the performance, each child was given a Magic Flute coloring book (professionally designed by renowned illustrator, Phyllis Limbacher Tildes), a box of crayons, and their own magic flute (kazoo) for boys and a tiara for girls.

Thank you to the staff at Memorial University Medical Center for your support of this innovative program.

Video:
Savannah Philharmonic & The Magic Flute
From the WSAV / October 21, 2013

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