COSA Performed at Methodist Children’s Hospital
A Quintet of the Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio (COSA) performed classical programs for the children at Methodist Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, from 11:00 am until 1:30 pm.
COSA Board Member, Mahendra C. Patel, MD, who specializes in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and practices at Methodist Children’s Hospital and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, has generously offered to sponsor this performance for the young patients at Methodist Children’s Hospital. In the spirit of the holiday season, COSA’s Quintet visited each floor of the hospital, taking classical holiday music directly to the children.
Part of the Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to use its flexibility to share the emotional, mental, and spiritual benefits of classical music to listeners wherever they may be. Dr. Patel says, “I could think of no better way to do that than to have COSA play here during the holidays to bring some joy to these precious kids.” The quintet finished with a performance in the hospital lobby for the public and for the ever-diligent hospital staff who care deeply for their patients. Mark McLoone, CEO, Methodist Children’s Hospital: “We are so grateful to Dr. Patel and COSA for giving their time and talents to serve these kids and our medical community.”
The Chamber Orchestra of San Antonio is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and opens its first season in Fall 2012. It is devoted to cultivating the realm of classical music for new and versed music lovers through education, performances, and festivals that present rarely experienced as well as timeless works. In addition to the ‘typical’ concertgoer, COSA hopes to reach children and adults with special needs, the elderly, the underprivileged and underserved populations, as well as minorities.