Music + Medicine
April 11, 2018
8:00 pm

concert:nova embarks on a new series researching the intersection between music, the mind and wellness.

Tuesday April 10, 2018 | Woodward Theater
1404 Main Street, Cincinnati OH 45202

Wednesday April 11, 2018 |  Sabin Auditorium at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati OH 45220

What part of the brain lights up when you listen to music or play music? What happens to your brain when you listen to music? ​Does music affect your mood, health or your memory? Can you really get smarter by listening to classical music?
Over the years, as scientists have studied the effects of music on brain function, it has become understood that people have a deeper and more complex response to music, over simple everyday noise or speech.
Artistic Director Ixi Chen works with Neuroscientists Dr. John Tew and Neuroradiologist Lily Wang MD, MPH and Todd Florin MD, MSCE to explore these questions. We examine the brains of cellist Ted Nelson and soprano Kemper Florin with both cinematic and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).   The MRIs depict brain activity by detecting changes in blood flow as the musicians listen to, visualize and actually make music! Take a fascinating peek into the the power of “Your Brain on Music”, neuro-chemically, emotionally, as a mode of healing and as a collective unifying force in the human experience.
Thanks to the University of Cincinnati Department of Radiology, Dr. John Tew, Dr. Lily Wang, Dr. Todd Florin and Dr. Bruce Aronow for their help in making this concert possible.
Lily Wang, MD, MPH
Todd Florin, MD, MSCE
Kemper Florin, Soprano
Ted Nelson, Cello
Musicians of concert:nova
Music of Bach, Haydn, Beethoven, Berio, Schubert, Ives and more.