The healing
power of music…


This music therapy-informed program continues to reach beyond traditional performance settings to bring live, interactive presentations by some of the Madison Symphony Orchestra’s best players into healthcare and residential facilities. Our sessions have demonstrated extraordinary physical, emotional, cognitive, and social changes for people of all ages and levels of functioning, reaching nearly 3,200 individuals each season.

2019–2020 Partner Locations

Central Wisconsin Center, Madison
Coventry Village, Madison
Madison Area Rehabilitation Center East (MARC – East), Madison
Mobility Training & Independent Living Program (MTILP), Madison
Oakwood Village University Woods , Madison
Waisman Center, Madison
Oregon High School, Oregon
Azura Memory Care, Stoughton
Brookdale Senior Living, Sun Prairie
Hyland Crossings Memory Care, Sun Prairie

Are you interested in partnering with us?
If your facility would like to host the HeartStrings program, please submit this form.

Rhapsodie Quartet
The Rhapsodie Quartet includes our Co-Concertmaster Suzanne Beia, Principal Violist Christopher Dozoryst, Principal Cellist Karl Lavine, and violinist Laura Burns. The quartet makes monthly visits to our community partners, bringing a full season of activities to residents and caregivers.

The healing power of music… view our HeartStrings video.

Produced in partnership with Mirror 34 Productions.

View photos…

Thank you to our generous sponsors

Major funding provided by

National Endowment for the Arts

Additional funding provided by

UW Health
UW Health
UnityPoint Health

Susan S. Harris

David and Kato Perlman, funding for Oakwood Village-University Woods

Irwin A. and Robert D. Goodman Foundation, Inc.

Madison Arts Commission
WI Arts Board

An Anonymous Friend

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the
Wisconsin Arts Board.

Wisconsin Arts Board support comes with additional funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts.