Savannah Philharmonic's Integrative Medicine Program Expands to Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

The Savannah Philharmonic announces the expansion of their Integrative Medicine Program to include the Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s Candler. Starting Wednesday, Oct. 10, Savannah Philharmonic musicians will perform at the Pavilion every second and fourth Wednesday for cancer patients undergoing treatment. Musicians will perform selections in the lobby which will resonate throughout the main and upper level floors for all to appreciate. On Oct. 10, Kristin King, classical and contemporary professional harpist of thirty years, will perform. Yvonne Johnson, Savannah Philharmonic assistant-principal violist and local music instructor, will perform on Oct. 24.  

Integrative medicine takes a holistic approach to patient treatment, considering mind, body and spirt. The Integrative Medicine Program was created by Savannah’s Philharmonic to share the powerful connection between healing and music with patients in local healthcare facilities. Savannah Philharmonic musicians regularly perform live in partnership with the Curtis and Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institute, and the Willett Children’s Hospital at Memorial.

The free program has already reached countless patients, caregivers and families as they undergo treatment and is set to touch the lives of many more through the new collaboration with the Nancy N, and J. C. Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion.

“Community outreach is a vital part of our mission and we are passionate about our Integrative Medicine Program,” said Savannah Philharmonic Education and Outreach Coordinator Kristen Spiridon. “We are honored to now share our music with the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s Candler for our harmonious tenth season and beyond.”

The Nancy N. and J.C. Lewis Cancer & Research Pavilion at St. Joseph’s Candler utilizes advanced technology and compassionate care to create one of the most innovative clinical oncology programs in the Southeast.