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.

About the 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.

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2023-2024 Partners

All Saints Memory Care
Attic Angel Community
Capitol Lakes
Central Wisconsin Center
Four Winds Manor (Verona)
Hyland Campus (Sun Prairie)
Oakwood Village University Woods
Rome Corners Intermediate School (Oregon)
Vista West

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Order a Heartstrings Toolkit!

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Are you interested in learning more about HeartStrings and creating a music therapy-informed engagement program in your community? The Madison Symphony Orchestra has published a manual, HeartStrings: A Guide to Music Therapy-Informed Community Engagement for Symphony Orchestras, that is available for purchase. This toolkit is intended to guide symphony orchestras in creating similar transformative programs within their own communities and to illustrate the importance of reaching beyond the concert hall to bring meaningful musical experiences that promote physical, emotional, psychological, cognitive, and social well-being to traditionally underserved populations.

The healing power of music… view our HeartStrings video.

Produced in partnership with Mirror 34 Productions.


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Thank you to our generous sponsors

Major funding provided by

National Endowment for the Arts

Susan S. Harris

An Anonymous Friend

Additional funding provided by

David and Kato Perlman

Madison Arts Commission
UnityPoint Health
UW Health
UW Health
WI Arts Board
WI Arts Board

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

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