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.

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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.

2022-2023 HeartStrings Partners
Agrace (Fitchburg)
Attic Angel (Middleton)
Brookdale (Middleton, Century Ave)
Brookdale (Sun Prairie)
Capitol Lakes
Central Wisconsin Center
Four Winds Manor (Verona)
Heritage Senior Living (Middleton)
Oakwood Village University Woods
Oregon Middle 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

An Anonymous Friend

Additional funding provided by

David and Kato Perlman

UW Health
UnityPoint Health
UW Health
WI Arts Board

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