Carnegie Hall in the NYC Marathon: Kathleen and Jacobi Medical Center
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.
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