Longwood Symphony Orchestra Concert To Benefit ATASK

Please join us on Saturday, May 14, 2011, for a concert to benefit children exposed to violence, and to remember Pamela Whitney.

New England Conservatory (NEC) - Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston
8:00pm, with post-concert gathering

Click here for parking information and directions to Jordan Hall

The evening's performance will be by the Longwood Symphony Orchestra musicians from Boston's medical community, featuring 2009 Young Concert Artist International Auditions winner, pianist Charlie Albright, and will be conducted by Lawrence Isaacson. The program will include Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Opus 102.

Host Committee
Diane Patrick, First Lady of Massachusetts
Jeff & Catherine Coburn
Jim Aylward & Kija Kim
Tien Ung, LICSW, PhD, & Ray Pillidge
Estie Rappaport
Sukanya Ray, PhD
Manju Sheth, MD
Joan Stiles
Lisa Wong, MD
Linda Chin & Tom Workman, MD

Pamela Whitney, beloved ATASK Board member & Program Chair, passed away in November 2010. Pam helped create one of the nation’s first domestic violence units as an assistant commissioner of the Department of Children and Families. At the request of her husband Pedro Barbosa, PhD, and son Michael, donations to ATASK's children's program in her memory are gratefully appreciated. Suggested donations for this event are: $20, $50, $100, or $250.

Please remember that for ATASK to benefit from your attendance at this event, you must contact our organization, rather than the LSO. To RSVP or more information, please contact Kozue Sawame at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 617.338.2350 x232. Donations of $250 or more will receive preferred seating and a poster signed by illustrator Grace Lin, with the message "Peaceful Homes Let Children Soar" that Pam created with staff and community partners.

Please feel free to take a look at the media coverage and photos from last year's event.


The Longwood Symphony Orchestra is a unique ensemble established in 1982 with a mission to perform concerts of musical excellence and innovation while supporting medically-related nonprofit organizations.  Nearly eighty percent of the orchestra's 120 musicians are health care professionals, including physicians and medical students from Boston University School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Tufts University School of Medicine, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Healing Art of Music(TM) is one of the Longwood Symphony Orchestra's three major programs that combine music, medicine, and service.  Established in 1991, this award-winning program is designed to help raise awareness and funds for the community's medically underserved by partnering with health-related nonprofits.  To date, the LSO has collaborated with 35 Community Partners, raised over $850,000, and touched the lives of thousands of patients and clients.  In 2007, the LSO received the Excellence in Community Engagement Award from the League of American Orchestras for this unique program.

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