Harmony in Healing

Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra is proud of its newest community outreach program, Harmony in Healing. In partnership with local hospitals, rehabilitation centers, memory care centers, and assisted living centers, LSO seeks to impact and improve their patients’ care, well-being, and environment through musical performance and personal interaction.

Harmony in Healing presents a series of chamber ensemble performances in healthcare facilities and settings throughout Lincoln. All ensembles are led by LSO musicians, and performances include a mix of classical music, pops tunes, and familiar songs. Duos, trios, quartets, and quintets provide an intimate musical setting that is accessible to audiences who cannot attend mainstage events. These performances allow patients to connect with each other and with performers through music and to participate in the arts in their community, even when they face long-term rehabilitations and living options.

“The performance of music is a very unique human activity that we use to connect with one another. That event of sharing tends to create a healing effect in people. The goal of Harmony in Healing is to have us as a symphony reach out into the community and create these experiences of connection. We hope to use the power of music to create healing in our community.”
Bob Hinrichs, former LSO Board Member

Research has proven that integrative medicinal techniques provide significant benefits to patients, families, healthcare workers, and healthcare facilities in the form of reduced stress and pain management. Through this initiative, LSO aims to strengthen partnerships with area healthcare facilities and increase the accessibility of symphonic music in Lincoln.

Performances for the 2019-20 season are scheduled through April.

More about Harmony in Healing:

Press Release
“Finding Harmony in Healing”

Bryan Hospital

Lisa Nielsen and Janka Krajciova in Bryan Hospital’s west campus Healing Garden (2019).

Bryan Hospital

Lisa Nielsen performs in private units at Bryan Hospital’s west campus (2019).


Summer Brackhan, Nissa de la Torre, Christine Widman, and Jessica Dussault perform at Madonna Rehabilitation (2019).


John Bailey of the Moran Woodwind Quintet speaks to Tabitha residents (2019).


Palladium Brass perform at Tabitha Health Services (2019).