BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A classical music group began in Vermont for musicians with mental diseases and the individuals who help them is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a free efficiency in Boston on Sunday.
Me2/ is a non-auditioned orchestra of musicians, half of whom reside with a recognized mental illness equivalent to nervousness, melancholy, bipolar dysfunction, schizophrenia or post-traumatic stress dysfunction, amongst others, the Burlington Free Press reported. It additionally marked its first 10 years with a free efficiency on the University of Vermont Recital Hall final week.
Music director/conductor Ronald Braunstein, who lives with bipolar dysfunction, and govt director Caroline Whiddon fashioned Me2/ in September 2011, months after Braunstein was fired by the Vermont Youth Orchestra (*10*).
“I decided that I didn’t want to be susceptible to the stigma and discrimination in my field any longer,” Braunstein had stated in a press release. “At that point, I decided the only people I wanted to work with were people like me — people living with mental illness and those who would support me even if I wasn’t having a good day.”
Me2/ now consists of music ensembles in New Hampshire, Maine, Oregon and Massachusetts, the newspaper reported.
Nearly 100 of its regional gamers will carry out a live performance titled “Stigma-Free at Symphony Hall” at 3 p.m. Sunday at Boston Symphony Hall.
The hour-long occasion consists of testimonies from musicians residing nicely with mental illness, in keeping with the Symphony Hall. Audience members may additionally take part in a question-and-answer session.
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