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Virtuoso Voices - Yolanda Kondonassis (Scalpel Sutures Harp)

From: Listener Directed Productions, Inc.
Series: Virtuoso Voices(tm)
Length: :28

In the event you may be undergoing surgery in the near future, harpist Yolanda Kondonassis suggests you check to see if your health insurance covers the use of a relatively new operating room procedure: live harp music. Use this 28 second clip to introduce Yolanda Kondonassis playing any of her (more contemplative and calmer) recordings.

Yolandakondonassis_small Is classical music really good for your health? Yes -- and now there's proof. Some hospitals hire harp players to perform in their operating rooms during surgery. Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis says the harp lowers blood pressure. Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Yolanda Kondonassis playing any of her recordings, but especially her Debussy recordings, the Quietude CD and anything in a more contemplative mood. (Additional Kondonassis options are at http://ykharp.com/disc.html)

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO In the event you may be undergoing surgery in the near future, Yolanda Kondonassis (kahn-doe-NASS-sis) suggests you check to see if your health insurance covers the use of a relatively new operating room procedure.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT "The harp is considered a very healing instrument, in fact it's been scientifically proven that there's something about the vibrating strings that actually lowers blood pressure if you can believe it -- that in some operating rooms they hire live harpists to play even when people are under anesthesia. They've found that blood pressure is lower when there's harp music around. And that's an asset about the instrument that shouldn't be sneezed at."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO Yolanda Kondonassis (kahn-doe-NASS-sis), on what the harp can do outside of the traditional concert setting. Here's something that would keep things calm in the operating room. This is the (insert music title and composer).

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

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Piece Description

Is classical music really good for your health? Yes -- and now there's proof. Some hospitals hire harp players to perform in their operating rooms during surgery. Harpist Yolanda Kondonassis says the harp lowers blood pressure. Use this clip to enhance your introduction of Yolanda Kondonassis playing any of her recordings, but especially her Debussy recordings, the Quietude CD and anything in a more contemplative mood. (Additional Kondonassis options are at http://ykharp.com/disc.html)

SUGGESTED HOST INTRO In the event you may be undergoing surgery in the near future, Yolanda Kondonassis (kahn-doe-NASS-sis) suggests you check to see if your health insurance covers the use of a relatively new operating room procedure.

CLIP TRANSCRIPT "The harp is considered a very healing instrument, in fact it's been scientifically proven that there's something about the vibrating strings that actually lowers blood pressure if you can believe it -- that in some operating rooms they hire live harpists to play even when people are under anesthesia. They've found that blood pressure is lower when there's harp music around. And that's an asset about the instrument that shouldn't be sneezed at."

SUGGESTED HOST OUTRO Yolanda Kondonassis (kahn-doe-NASS-sis), on what the harp can do outside of the traditional concert setting. Here's something that would keep things calm in the operating room. This is the (insert music title and composer).

(To download a .txt file of this suggested copy, look under the "Additional Files" for this piece.)


WHAT IS VIRTUOSO VOICES™?

Virtuoso Voices™ is a performer interview service that provides short interview segments to radio stations, their websites and other online platforms.

Virtuoso Voices provides stations with a new strategy for presenting classical music on the radio by directly involving the performer in the introduction of the music.  These topical and evergreen clips enable announcers to bring an additional insider's perspective to the music they introduce and play on their shifts.

Program content is taken from interviews with internationally recognized classical music performers, such as Gil Shaham, Yo-Yo Ma, Marin Alsop, Lorin Maazel, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn and Michael Tilson Thomas.

For more information and to see additional ways to use these clips, please visit our website, www.virtuosovoices.org.


Virtuoso Voices™ Fundraising Service

Virtuoso Voices(tm) is also Public Radio's primary source for classical music fundraising messages.

Please visit the fundraising page of our website for examples and further information.  www.virtuosovoices.org/fundraising.


VIRTUOSO VOICES

"Classical Music's Virtuosos Want a Word with Your Listeners."

Virtuoso Voices is a trademark of Listener Directed Productions, Inc.

Additional Files

Related Website

http://www.virtuosovoices.org