December 09, 2009
(Left to right) Eric Stahn, Ken Goldstein and Jonathan Carney were among the BSO musicians who performed for patients and families Dec. 9 at Johns Hopkins.
Musicians from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) performed for patients, families, faculty and staff at Hopkins Children's, Dec. 9, making rounds in small groups to patient units in the hospital.
On the inpatient unit for schoolage children, Eric Stahn, Ken Goldstein and Jonathan Carney played "Winter Wonderland," "Let it Snow" and other holiday favorites, including "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (by request). Playing there, by the nursing station, and decked in santa hats, they drew an increasing number of listeners, as curious children peered out of hospital rooms or assembled in wheelchairs in the surrounding corridors. Child Life handed out little instruments, like rattles, to those who wanted to play along, keeping time with the music.
The holiday performance is an annual holiday treat from the BSO, whose members volunteer their time for the visit.