In the third part of our series profiling members of Carnegie Hall's
team who are taking part in the ING New York City Marathon, and the people and
communities their efforts support, we meet Kathleen Sabogal and learn
about Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx.
Last fall, as part of Musical Connections, Carnegie Hall presented four
concerts for patients, staff, and community members at Jacobi Medical
Center in the Bronx.
The pediatric inpatients especially loved them—"I have a tambourine
at home," said four-year-old Tatiana. "I wish I had brought it with me
to the hospital. I could've played it with the violin lady." Carla, who
works at Jacobi, said, "It was a real treat. Some [children] were
dancing. They are still talking about it."
Kathleen Sabogal, currently celebrating her 21st anniversary at the
Hall, is manager of the Carnegie Hall Archive. Kathleen is running for
Jacobi Medical Center because she believes that music must be an
important part of our city—for everyone. Carnegie Hall helps make this
possible. In 2009–2010, Musical Connections reached more than 5,500
people with more than 50 events in health care centers, correctional
facilities, shelters, and elderly care facilities.
As Kathleen learned on her recent visit to the Center, Carnegie Hall
has set up a residency there that goes beyond performances alone.
Composer Thomas Cabaniss leads weekly music sessions with patients,
professional development workshops for nurses, and songwriting workshops
for teens who have been diagnosed with chronic diseases.
Support our New York City Marathon team and read more about Kathleen
and Jacobi Medical Center on Carnegie Hall's crowdrise page ›.