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2003 Music Has Power™ Awards

2003 Music Has Power™ Awards

Third Annual Music Has Power™ Awards Honor Mickey Hart, Lorin Hollander and Remo Belli

Gwyneth Paltrow Emcee an evening of star-studded performances benefiting the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function

The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, part of the Beth Abraham Family of Health Services, proudly presented its Third Annual Music Has Power™ Awards on Monday, December 1st, 2003 at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center. Grammy Award winner Mickey Hart, renowned solo artist and percussionist from The Grateful Dead; Lorin Hollander, legendary concert pianist, conductor, and noted lecturer, and Remo Belli, CEO, Remo Inc., innovator and developer of percussion products including the first successful synthetic drum head, were honored for their outstanding contributions to the area of music and wellness.

The Music Has Power™ Awards recognize significant accomplishments by men and women who have brought new understanding to the use of the power of music to awaken and heal. The funds raised through this event support scientific inquiry into music and the brain, patient care, and clinical music therapy research.

According to renowned music therapist and Director of the Institute, Dr. Concetta Tomaino, “through music therapy, we’ve been able to assist patients that were once considered helpless. We’ve witnessed everything from recovering speech to regaining the ability to walk again.” Adding, “through the commitment of people such as the event’s honorees and performers, we are able to focus attention on the important work done at the Institute and further our mission by bringing the healing power of music to an ever expanding network of healthcare providers.”

Performers at the Awards included popular recording artist moby, who featured a special film and musical presentation; Walter Cronkite, distinguished broadcast journalist and television anchor; as well as Ann Reinking, Broadway and film star and eminent choreographer; Marvin Hamlisch, Grammy, Tony, Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning composer; recording artists, The Bacon Brothers and Metropolitan opera soprano, Korliss Uecker accompanied by Dr. Len Horovitz on the piano. The evening also included a very special surprise performance and Gwyneth Paltrow acted as Emcee.

The funds raised through the Music Has Power™Awards support patient care, along with scholarships and fellowships in scientific research. Sponsors this year included NAMM, the International Music Products Association, Moet & Chandon, and Ciroc Frosted Vodka.