The first major performance of the Marianne Tobias Music Program at Eskenazi Health will take place on Tuesday, May 13, when Time for Three, artists in residence of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, takes to the stage. 

The musical performance will be one of the first on the new Eskenazi Health campus, which opened in December 2013. The event starts at 4:30 p.m. in the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation Concourse at Eskenazi Health. The event is free and open to the public.

“Not only do the arts enhance the health and vitality of our community,” said Dr. Lisa Harris, chief executive officer of Eskenazi Health, “but research has also demonstrated the importance of the arts in health care outcomes. That’s why art in its various forms is central to our model of health and healing.”

Time for Three is a trio of classically trained string musicians who perform music from Bach and Brahms to their own arrangements of songs from artists such as The Beatles, Katy Perry, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake. They have performed everywhere from Carnegie Hall to Jazz clubs, European festivals, NFL games and the Indianapolis 500. The members include Zachary (Zach) De Pue, violin; Nicolas (Nick) Kendall, violin; and Ranaan Meyer, double bass. 

“It is so exciting to be able to bring musical performances like this to the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus,” said Ernest Vargo II, president and chief executive officer of the Eskenazi Health Foundation. “This opportunity would not have been possible without the support of Marianne Tobias. We are grateful for her support and others who have contributed to the health of our community through the arts.”

When Eskenazi Health first envisioned developing a public art program, it was determined it was important to engage all forms of art. As the public art program progressed, a decision was made to bring musical performances to patients, visitors and staff at Eskenazi Health. Tobias helped to establish the program, including donating a concert grand piano that resides in the main concourse of the Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital.

The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus opened on Dec. 7, 2013. Eskenazi Health offers a welcoming environment of health and healing through access to natural settings and an extensive art collection, which studies show contributes to improved health outcomes.

Over a century ago, the St. Margaret's Hospital Guild brought together prominent artists to paint murals – more than a quarter mile of them – for what was then City Hospital’s new building. With the construction of a new hospital campus, and following an extensive public engagement and comment process, Eskenazi Health’s art committee selected 19 artists who represented a rich diversity of the community, including native Hoosiers, artists from across the globe, and artists representing women, minorities and people with disabilities to display their works at the new Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital and Eskenazi Health campus.


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