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Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture

“The Medicine of Music”
Presented by Vijay Gupta, “Street Symphony” founder and 2018 MacArthur Fellow

Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019
5:00 p.m. Reception | 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. Presentation
UT Health San Antonio Holly Auditorium, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive 

Violinist Vijay Gupta joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic at age 19. Two years later, he began giving lessons to Nathaniel Ayers, a Juilliard-trained musician whose mental illness led to homelessness on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The experience was life-changing for Gupta, who founded “Street Symphony,” which brings the healing power of music to Skid Row and the Los Angeles County jails. In 2018, Gupta was awarded a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant for his efforts. In “The Medicine of Music,” Gupta explores the connection between music and mental health, explaining why music’s redemptive power may hold more potential than we realize.

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