Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Dec. 20
Mainly Mozart - Mozart & the Mind
Led by University of California San Diego researcher Tim Mullen, the new series Mozart & the Mind includes presentations by leading scientists and musicians on a variety of topics, including the role of music in therapy and rehabilitation, and in improving focus and treating attention disorders; how advances in cognitive neuroscience and neurotechnology create new possibilities for musical expression; how aging impacts hearing, memory and brain function; and the power of music to heal and to transform lives, reinforced with live music and interactive demonstration.
An interactive "Brain-Music Exposition" actively invites audience, scientist and artist communication around a series of exhibits and installations exploring brain-music connections. Among the various exhibitions will be the opportunity for audience members to don state-of-the-art wearable neurotechnology and explore 3-D models of their own brain activity and use their thoughts and feelings to create music. Attendees will walk away not only having heard incredible performances, but will have learned something they can apply to everyday life.
Top musicians - pianist Anne-Marie McDermott, Stephen Prutsman and Anna Polonsky, The St. Lawrence String Quartet, violinist Bella Hristova, violist Che-Yen Chen, cellist Ronald Thomas, clarinetist Jose Franch-Ballester, and horn player Julie Landsman all perform in the Spotlight –Festival concerts paired with the MATM series.
Mozart & the Mind - Presentation 5:30 PM
"Music and Aging: Exercise for a Well-Tempered Mind"
Presentation by Drs. Nina Kraus and Adam Gazzaley
Free Music-Brain Exposition in the Courtyard 6:30 PM
Spotlight - Festival Concert 7:30 PM
Same program as May 17th concert
The St. Lawrence String Quartet
Artist "Talk-Back" Q & A 8:45 PM
(sponsored by Sam Ersan)
The Neurosciences Institute Auditorium has become The Auditorium at TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute). It is located at 10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive.
5:30 PM Mozart & the Mind Presentation $25
6:30 PM Music-Brain Exposition Included
7:30 PM Spotlight - Festival Series Concert $55
Presentation and Concert $75
(Spotlight - Festival Series Concerts Not Included)
To order, please call 619.46.MUSIC (619.466.8742), or the Festival Box Office at
- Cost: $25 - $75