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Gift of Music Initiative

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Our Gift of Music Initiative provides custom-designed and specially curated monthly concert programs of approximately 40-45 minutes of music to nursing, independent living, assisted living, and continuing care facilities in the D.C. area.  These concerts feature performances by world-class artists commissioned during the COVID-19 pandemic for our Virtual Concert series. 


We are very excited about the chance to present our music as a way to give back to all of our mothers, fathers, grandparents, and friends from older generations who have given us such support and love over the years, and help to ease their pain of isolation at least a little!  Each Gift of Music concert will be hosted and curated by Ellen Hwangbo with brief introductions of each featured work.  Part of our mission is to bring all types of classical music together in unified programs, so each concert will have a mix of works for different instruments, styles, and artists coming from around the country and the world. 

Facilities taking part in our initiative include:​

  • Asbury Methodist Village

  • Avonlea Ridge Assisted Living

  • Brighten Gardens of Friendship Heights

  • Brightview Woodmont 

  • Brookdale Arlington

  • Brookdale Potomac

  • Charles E. Smith Life Communities

  • Chevy Chase House

  • Goodwin House

  • Ingleside at King Farm

  • Kensington Park Senior Living

  • Lansdowne Woods of Virginia

  • Maplewood Park Place

  • Potomac Valley Nursing & Wellness Center

  • Prince of Peace Assisted Living

  • Riderwood Village

  • Serenity Gardens Assisted Living

  • Sunrise at Fox Hill

  • Victory Housing - Raphael House

  • Victory Terrace

  • Oak Crest Senior Living Community

  • Wake Robin (VT)

  • Whitney Center (CT)

Please reach out if you know of a facility in the Washington, D.C. area that might be interested in offering this program to its seniors. 

Special thank you to all of our musicians for generously offering their virtual performance for this initiative, and for the hard work of our Gift of Music Committee

  • Hae-Soon Hahn

  • Sandra Hou

  • Marsha Osnos

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We are honored to be a July 2020 recipient of an Awesome Foundation - DC grant to support our Gift of music Program!

The Awesome Foundation describes itself as "a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time."  This grant will be used to rapidly expand the Gift of Music concerts to additional Washington, D.C. facilities during the pandemic and bring musical comfort to our isolated seniors.

Volume I - June 2020 Edition

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Volume II - July 2020 Edition

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Volume III - August 2020 Edition

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Volume IV - September 2020 Edition

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Volume V - October 2020 Edition

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Volume VI - November 2020 Edition

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Volume VII - January 2021 Edition

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Volume VIII - February 2021 Edition

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