Renowned violin duo, NOVA DECO, to perform at hospital
NEWTON, Kan., (November 16, 2015) – Beginning this week, Newton Medical Center patients and visitors will have the opportunity to hear live music at the hospital. NOVA DECO, the violin duo comprised of Nancy Johnson and Dominique Corbeil, is scheduled to perform twice a month over the next year.
“Since ancient times, music has been an integral part of healing. This is demonstrated in the ancient’s art and literature. It is still true today. In their time it was ‘magic’; in our time it is ‘science.’ Music stimulates healing and helps relieve pain,” says Stephen Cranston, MD. “I am proud to be a member of a medical center that recognizes this.”
NOVA DECO was formed in 2009 by Nancy Johnson and Dominique Corbeil. Wichita Symphony Orchestra members and stand partners, the two violinists bring considerable experience to their performances along with the joy of playing and collaborating together. Nancy and Dominique are Artist Teachers with Arts Partners of Wichita and present programs to schools in the Wichita area. They perform an annual recital in support of the Rupert Hohmann String Scholarship at Bethel College, where they are also principal players in the Bethel Philharmonia, a student and community group.
The first performance is scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at 2 p.m. in the main lobby of the hospital, 600 Medical Center Drive.