“All congratulations to the Longwood Symphony Orchestra for making the connection between music and medicine so visible and palpable. Following Dr. Albert Schweitzer's 'reverence for life' philosophy, Dr. Wong and each of her L.S.O. colleagues serve humanity on so many levels.” (Yo-Yo Ma)
“I was impressed by the breadth and creativity of the program and the astonishing finesse. But this was neither the BSO nor the New England Conservatory. It was the Longwood Symphony Orchestra.” (The Wall Street Journal)
“Music nurtures, supports, sustains and empowers every aspect of human existence. How natural a companion, then, is music to our medical healers and the art they practice. Dr. Wong's absorbing narrative provides a loving window into the lives of medical professionals where healing and music dance in radiant harmony. An inspirational must-read for all who seek lives of joy and contribution. ” (Mark Churchil, Dean Emeritus, New England Conservatory and Director of El Sistema, USA)
About the Author
Dr. Lisa Wong is an associate in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and maintains her own private practice in Boston’s South Shore. She is the president of the Longwood Symphony, a board member of young Audiences of Massachusetts and helped start “Bring Back the Music,” which revitalized in-class instrumental music instruction in Boston public schools.
Robert Viagas founded and managed Playbill.com, Theatre.com and Broadway Television Network, and is the editor of Playbill Books. He is the author or editor of fourteen books and lives in New York City.