ACMF Makes Music with Steinway & Sons
In late 2015, with the sponsorship of local Steinway dealer, the Willis Music Co., we held the first annual “Music’s Medicinal Magic” at Mercy Health – West Hospital. Board member, Alec Brockmeier, with a great deal of assistance from Dr. Manisha Patel, organized the event which was judged a success.
Held in the auditorium of the hospital, doctors and other medical professionals performed on a 9-foot concert grand model D by Steinway & Sons. The piano was provided courtesy of the Willis Music Co. The master of ceremonies was Jim Scott of WLW fame. More than 100 were in attendance.
“It was a thrill to be able to put on both hats as a Board Member and a Piano Representative to help the Foundation further Andy’s goals of Awareness, Prevention and Cure. Dr. Patel and I look forward to making this the first of many such events to come, and we expect next year to be even bigger,” said Mr. Brockmeier.
Performers included Dr. Patel – piano, Crista Pfeiffer – cello, Michael Curran, MD – piano, Dale Johnson, MLT – piano, Jennifer Lisa – soprano, Michael Hartings, PhD – piano, Allison Howell – piano, Michael Gray, MD – piano, Dirk Wonnell, MD – flute, Steven Squires, PhD – piano, and Alexander Bingkang, DO – cello with Sarah Bingkang playing violin and Karl Payne on piano. The event’s finale was a rousing performance by Michael Chertock, pianist with the CSO and music program Chair at CCM.
A simple reception was held during the intermission and after the concert.
Thank you, Mercy Health, Willis Music and Steinway & Sons for your support. We look forward to the Second Annual “Music’s Medicinal Magic.”