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Sound Health: Renew/Remix @ The Kennedy Center featuring Renee Fleming and Esperanza Spalding

will kick off in the Concert Hall on Sunday, October 2, 2022 with an intimate and personal window into the pandemic journeys of world-class artists, both in performance and conversation with therapists, researchers, and scientists. The evening will explore the science behind recovery and the collective journey from pandemic isolation and loneliness, to the rediscovery of resilience through community. Featured artists and speakers for the event include: Renée Fleming esperanza spalding Dr. Francis Collins Children’s Chorus of Washington Dessa Howard University’s Afro Blue Dr. Jacquelyn Kulinski Dr. Charles Limb Michela Marino Lerman Dr. Marisol Norris Maria Rivera Caesar Sant Dr. Indre Viskontas Eric Whitacre We take a deeper dive into music and wellness on Monday, October 3, 2022 with free activations, performances, panels, and workshops across the REACH campus featuring topics including policy, mental health, songwriting, access and equity, communal singing, and practical takeaways for implementing music’s therapeutic capacity. The day will also include a special premiere screening of MUSIC VETS, a film about the healing power of music featuring the stories of military veterans struggling with PTSD, directed by Jon Kaufman and El Sawyer.

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