Memory and Music with the San Antonio Symphony

Research has shown listening to music can reduce anxiety, improve cognitive function and behavior that is common in the middle-stages of dementia.

Dedicated to transforming the treatment of dementia, the Biggs Institute invites all individuals with a diagnosis of dementia and their caregivers to a free admission open rehearsal with the San Antonio Symphony.

In addition to enjoying classical masterpieces, attendees will:

  • See how a professional ensemble rehearses
  • Hear world-class guest artists
  • Have the unique opportunity to interact with the Symphony Music Director or a guest artist in a post-rehearsal Q&A

Memory and Music with the San Antonio Symphony events will be staffed by UT Health San Antonio health care team members and volunteers to promote a supportive and comfortable environment.

Admission is free. Registration is required.

Out of consideration for the health and safety of our patients, employees and our community related to concerns around the coronavirus (COVID-19) and upon the recommendation of infectious disease experts and UT System leadership, we have postponed our in-person community events until further notice.

What attendees are saying about Memory and Music:

“My mother commented several times during the performance how much she was enjoying it. The next day she commented too, which is highly unusual for her to remember what she did the day before.”

“My loved one thoroughly enjoyed the concert. He clapped with tears in his eyes. He conducted. He sotto voce’d much of the Brandenburg concertos. I appreciate the Biggs and the SA Symphony for making this event possible.”

“For a cultural event like this it’s really rare, there’s so many logistic difficulties. That’s why this is such a wonderful outlet.”

Memory and Music featured on Texas Public Radio.

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