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Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program partners with Houston Symphony

The Periwinkle Arts in Medicine Program at Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers recently partnered with the Houston Symphony. As part of this collaboration, four community-embedded musicians visit and perform at our patients’ bedsides, lead small music education classes and work with Purple Songs Can Fly to create original songs.

The musicians get to know our patients while also providing them with beautiful music. It is apparent that they really connect. The purpose of the partnership is to expose patients to classical music and give them some sense of normalcy they may not feel while being in the hospital.

Carol Herron, Arts In Medicine program coordinator