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.

Are you interested in partnering with us for the 2022/2023 Season?

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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.

2021-2022 HeartStrings Partners
All Saints Memory Care
Attic Angel (Middleton)
Azura Memory Care (Stoughton)
Beehive Homes (Oregon)
Brookdale (Sun Prairie)
Capitol Lakes
Four Winds Manor (Verona)
Heritage Senior Living (Middleton)
Oakwood Village University Woods
Oregon High School (Oregon)

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

Ted Robinson-Myers in memory of Richard & Ursula Myers

Additional funding provided by

David and Kato Perlman

UW Health
UnityPoint Health

Wahlin Foundation, Inc. on behalf of Stoughton Trailers

UW Health
UW Health

An Anonymous Friend

Madison Arts Commission
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.