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Presented by Health Arts Society

2012–2014 Report National Funder


Preface BMO Financial Group’s donation to the work of Health Arts societies and Société pour les arts en milieux de santé provides a platform an unprecedented programme in the history of Canadian arts. Never before has it been possible for so many isolated in care; people with disabilities and frail elders, to enjoy high quality music-making in a wide variety of genres. The singular achievement is in the establishment of the principle that frail elders, people who have contributed to the building of our country, must be included among audiences for live music. This report describes the work of the societies during the period of participation to date of BMO Financial Group as National Funder of the programme. It also

reviews the work of the societies from its foundation in 2006 and looks forward to the tenth anniversary of that founding, and beyond. The partnership with BMO Financial Group has, we trust, satisfied the Group’s expectations as partners in the programme. There remains a great deal to do to consolidate the programme nationally but the foundations have been laid for building in each province by people who value the principles of the societies and bring local insight and expertise to their development. BMO Financial Group’s contribution is of unprecedented scale and stands as a public reinforcement of the its values as a corporation and as a leader in Canadian social development.


Introduction Health Arts societies and Société pour les arts en milieux de santé are a Canada-wide group of registered charities bringing the joy and enrichment of firstclass, professionally-performed music to people, particularly frail elders, isolated in care. The first of these societies, Health Arts Society, was founded in British Columbia in 2006. The seven societies, serving audiences in all provinces are the following: Health Arts Society (BC) Health Arts Society of Alberta Health Arts Society of Regina Health Arts Society of Manitoba Health Arts Society of Ontario Société pour les arts en milieux de santé Concerts in Care are 45-minute concerts performed by first-class professional musicians in institutional residences for people with chronic frailties, illnesses and disabilities. The societies address the imbalance between services provided to audiences able to access live music in the community and those isolated, often for the rest of their lives, in residential care.

Health Arts Societies stand by their purpose to inform Canadians of the importance of providing first-class music for people in care for all the reasons it is important to do so for other sectors of the community; from the youngest children to those elders who can attend events. There is a great deal of recent research demonstrating the value of music to people’s well-being. Knowing that music is integral to human experience we are now learning how the mind responds to it. Concerts in Care are therapeutic in the same way as music is therapeutic for everybody, and we also know that it’s especially valued and enriching when people are otherwise excluded from musical life; the remarkable responses to Concerts in Care exhibited by people with a range of frailties, including severe dementia, tell us so. It’s not surprising that something so ubiquitous in our lives should be missed when it’s absent – and quality is vital.

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Our Performers Concerts in Care performers are chosen from the ranks of presenting organizations across the country and the community of freelance professional musicians, who are paid for their work, although the audiences also benefit from the artists’ goodwill. The distinctive innovations of Concerts in Care are its ambitious scale, regularity and professionalism.

Our Audience Concerts in Care performers are chosen fElders and others entering care must leave their homes and possessions and give up their lives as autonomous individuals. They have often suffered significant personal losses, including the deaths of a spouse and many of their circle of friends, and must reconcile themselves to declining health. Concerts in Care helps to normalize their existence, bringing them the enrichment of fine music and respectful and vitalizing contact with performers.

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The Work of Health Arts Societies and Société pour les arts en milieux de santé Concerts in Care brings music to people isolated in care for a fraction of the cost of delivery of equivalent programming to well and autonomous audiences. A very substantial proportion of societies’ revenues is paid to musicians and extremely efficient techniques for delivery and service of the concerts has been developed. Each society is a registered charity responding to specific conditions in each province. The administration and development functions of all of the societies are managed by a small core team. Concerts in Care is a uniquely-scaled and efficient response to a significant human need of people isolated in care.


Associate Organizations The Associate Organizations support the objectives and values of Health Arts societies and SAMS of Ontario and provide cultural assets to the concert programme: National Arts Centre Orchestra Opera Lyra Ottawa Ottawa Chamber Music Festival Kingston Musicians Association Kingston Symphony Toronto Symphony Orchestra University of Toronto Faculty of Music Tafelmusik Regina Symphony Orchestra Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra Edmonton Symphony Orchestra Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Vancouver Opera Association UBC School of Music Jeunesses Musicales du Canada Opéra de Montréal Opéra de Québec Orchestre Métropolitain Orchestre Symphonique de Québec Violons du Roy

Health Arts societies/ SAMS Administration Health Arts societies David Lemon Founder, Artistic and Executive Director (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario) Raymond Aucoin General Manager (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Atlantic Canada) Karen Taylor Programme Administrator (BC)* Chris New Associate to the General Manager** Noreen Langdon Executive Director, Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada* SAMS Caroline Therien – General and Artistic Director *quasi-volunteer **part-time

For Board Members and Honorary Patrons of all societies please go to www.healtharts.org and www.samsante.org

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The Story to 2014 • 7 registered charities across Canada • more than 10,000 concerts will be provided to audiences in care; residents, their families and staff

• more than 25,000 artist engagements • an audience of over 400,000 • audience member cost per concert: approximately $17

Concerts delivered 2006 British Columbia

201

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014*

TOTAL

604

621

1,007

545

618

907

878

900

6,281

17

4

50

71

136

29

50

215

Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario Quebec

398

398

22

6

50

78

117

132

125

200

574

399

588

635

601

3,019

28

12

50

90

3

10

Atlantic Canada North

5

2

201

604

621

1,405

943

1,134

1,835

1,691

1,904 10,338

Audience served

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014*

British Columbia

8,040 24,160 24,840 40,280 21,800 24,720 36,280 35,120 36,000 251,240

TOTAL

Alberta Saskatchewan Manitoba Ontario

4,680

Quebec North

160

2,000

2,840

5,440

1,160

2,000

8,600

880

240

2,000

3,120

5,280

5,000

8,000 22,960

1,120

480

2,000

3,600

200

80

120

400

8,040 24,160 24,840 56,213 37,720 45,360 73,400 67,640 76,160 413,533

*projection

4

680

15,933 15,920 15,960 23,520 25,400 24,040 120,773

Atlantic Canada TOTAL

TOTAL

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Looking ahead to 2015 2015 is the 10th anniversary of the founding of the first Health Arts Society. Now we have an opportunity for all Health Arts Societies and SAMS to commemorate the inception of what is now a crossCanada programme, reflect with some satisfaction on its achievements to date and to look forward to vigorously expanding Concerts in Care to become a normal part of Canadian cultural practices. An important job is to reinforce community engagement in the programme while at the same time providing administration services that spread operating costs over several societies. Health Arts Society in BC and SAMS in Quebec are essentially autonomous, and Health Arts Society of Ontario and Health Arts Society of Atlantic Canada are moving in that direction. Boards of directors will be increasingly peopled with local members, and artistic direction will devolve to their designates. The practice of establishing chapters in which performers, administrators and fundraisers work with local communities, is also gaining ground.

Collaborations between Health Arts Societies and its Associate Organizations normalize Concerts in Care as a project whose values are shared by organizations responsible in their communities for providing a wide range of programmes for audiences, and employment for musicians. Funders who provide the material support of the work of Health Arts Societies/SAMS can take satisfaction in enabling the Societies to address audiences numbering hundreds of thousands and providing thousands of musician engagements. We look forward to partnering with them in the next stage of the Societies’ work to make Concerts in Care simply something we do in Canada. In short, the message for 2015 is that a remarkable project is being built – and there is so much more work to do!

Kootenays Chapter Leader Nicola Everton.

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Featured Performers Patricia Hammond, mezzo-soprano Douglas Balfour, piano Sample programme

Can’t Help Singing He Shall Feed His Flock O Thou that Tellest Ombra Mai Fu Caro Mio Ben Se Tu m’ami Linden Lea A Soft Day Where Corals Lie Drink to me only Salley Gardens Early One Morning Fair House of Joy O Men From the Fields Blow the Wind Southerly The Peat Fire Flame Let The Rest of the World Go By Did you ever see a dream walking? All I do is Dream of You Don’t Fence Me In Till We Meet Again

Patricia Hammond

Douglas Balfour

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers ROXY Music & Film Concerts Pianist Douglas Balfour will make fifty ROXY Music & Film concert appearances 2012–2014. This is a popular programme of silent films of Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton, accompanied by special piano scores arranged by Raymond Aucoin and Douglas Balfour, and will be enjoyed by an audience of over 2,000.

Douglas Balfour

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers Jane Coop, piano Sample programme

Haydn – Sonata in B flat Major Beethoven – Sonata in E major, Op.14 No.1 Chopin – 2 Impromptus Chopin – Scherzo, Op.54

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers Red Chamber Mei Han, zheng Guilian Liu, pipa Zhimin Yu, ruan Geling Jiang, sanxian Red Chamber takes its inspiration from the traditional Chinese “plucked string” repertoire that is seldom if ever heard in the west. Featuring only plucked strings, they create a unique sound while performing a repertoire that spans centuries, including transcriptions from the Tang Dynasty (618–907) to modern compositions. Red Chamber also explore other genres of plucked string music such as Bluegrass, jazz, and a host of other folk traditions.

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Yukon, NWT and Nunavut

10 14 32 3

Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served

British Columbia Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

British Columbia

2,685 864 6,713 46

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Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served

Alberta

71 30 178 6

Concerts Delivered Performers Involved

Saskatchewan

Performer Engagements Communities Served

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215 25 538 15

Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served

Manitoba

78 24 195 1

Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served


Concerts in Care Coast-to-Coast 2012–2014

Newfoundland and Labrador

Quebec Ontario New Brunswick Nova Scotia

Ontario

457 115 1,143 25

Quebec

Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served

1,824 260 4,560 14

Atlantic Canada Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served

90 29 225 20

Concerts Delivered Performers Involved Performer Engagements Communities Served

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Featured Performers Beethoven, Bob and Borealis in BC Throughout 2013–2014 the distinguished pianist Robert Silverman and British Columbia’s principal string quartet, the Borealis String Quartet, will undertake 200 concerts across British Columbia. The programme will be centred on the incomparable works of Beethoven combined with a range of other attractive repertoire to provide audiences with an unusually high level of engagement and delight. This exceptional tour will reach an audience of over 8,000.

Robert Silverman, piano Sample programme

Beethoven – Bagatalle No. 25 in A minor Für Elise Beethoven – Presto from Piano Sonata No. 6 in F Major, Op. 10, No. 2 Beethoven – Piano Sonata No. 14 in C# Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 Moonlight R. Silverman – Etude (in the style of Chopin)

Borealis String Quartet Sample programme Beethoven – String Quartet No. 16 in F major, Op. 135 1. Allegretto 2. Vivace 3. Lento assai, cantante e tranquillo 4. “ Der schwer gefaßte Entschluß (The difficult decision).” Grave, ma non troppo tratto (Muss es sein?/Must it be?) – Allegro (Es muss sein!/It must be!) – Grave, ma non troppo tratto – Allegro

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Featured Performers Mark McGregor, flute Kenneth Broadway, piano Sample programme

J.S. Bach – Sonata in E-flat Major, BWV 1031 Gounod/Bach – Ave Maria Richard Strauss – Various lieder (transcribed for flute and piano) Gabriel Fauré – Sicilienne Bizet/Borne – Carmen Fantasy

Mark McGregor

Kenneth Broadway

Cecilia String Quartet Min-Jeong Koh, violin Sarah Nematallah, violin Caitlin Boyle, viola Rachel Desoer, cello

Sample programme Webern – Langsamer Satz Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No. 1 in D Major 1. Moderato e semplice 2. Andante cantabile 3. Scherzo: Allegro non tanto e con fuoco 4. Finale: Allegro giusto – Allegro vivace

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Featured Performers Bryan Holt, cello Lisa Tahara, piano Sample programme

Massenet – Andante Schumann – Träumerei Schumann – Three Fantasy Pieces Saint-Saëns – The Swan Massenet – Élégie Bach – Prélude from Suite No. 1 Schumann – Adagio and Allegro Faure – Après un rêve Rogers & Hammerstein – Some Enchanted Evening Massenet - Méditation Young & Heyman – When I Fall in Love

Bryan Holt

Lisa Tahara

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers Canadian Opera Company Ileana Montalbetti, soprano Peter McGillivray, baritone Anne Larlee, piano Canadian Opera Company is one of several “Associate Organizations” of the Concerts in Care programme. They include some of Canada’s most prominent music presenters and participate by sharing the values of the project and it their lending artistic resources.

Peter McGillivray

Ileana Montalbetti

Anne Larlee

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers The Lady Larks Sample programme

Sample programme

“Tribute to The Andrews Sisters and the music of World War II” Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree Bei mir bist du shein (Means that You’re Grand) I’ll Be With You (in Apple Blossom Time) Roll Out the Barrel Rum and Coca-Cola Java Jive Tico Tico Choo Choo Ch’Boogie Don’t Get Around Much Anymore The Nearness of You

“From Tin Pan Alley” Always Alexander’ Ragtime Band Blue Skies Cheek to Cheek Puttin’ On the Ritz Sisters What’ll I Do Anything Goes Its De-Lovely Just One of those Things I Got Rhythm Summertime

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers Concerts in Care UBC Ambassadors Programme This auditioned programme brings to Concerts in Care audiences young performers from the School of Music at the University of British Columbia who are destined to enter the professional music scene. The project, co-funded by UBC, will deliver 200 concerts from 2012 through 2014 and reach an audience of over 8,000.

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers Younggun Kim, piano Sample programme

Schumann/Liszt – Widmung Schumann/Liszt – Erlkönig Poulenc – Trois novelettes 1. Modéré sans lenteur 2. Très rapide et rythmé 3. Andantino tranquillo Liszt – Dante Sonata

Younggun Kim

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Featured Performers Jeanne Lamon, violin Christina Mahler, cello Sample programme TBA

Jeanne Lamon

Christina Mahler

Thank you so much! We had a wonderful afternoon with the musicians that you sent to perform for our residents on Monday afternoon! They were fabulous! Our residents really appreciated the quality of their music. They were so personable as well and really offered a great show! Beautiful! Thank you to the Health Arts Society and BMO. — Chris Mulat, Zion Park Manor, Surrey

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Funding Partners

Health Arts Society is an established registered charity which has operated on a sustainable model, without deficit, for nearly seven years. Contributors to the Concerts in Care programme of Health Arts Society, other than health authorities and individual homes, include:

National Contributor:

Corporate Funders:

 

Golden Life Management

Government:

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BC Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts BC Ministry of Healthy Living and Sport BC Gaming Commission Central Kootenay Regional District City of Kamloops Regional District of East Kootenay Regional District of Kootenay Boundary Town of Golden Village of New Denver  


Foundations:

Carter Deux-Mille Foundation Delta Community Foundation Kamloops Foundation KMC Foundation Martha Lou Henley Charitable Foundation Michael O’Brian Foundation for the Arts Osprey Community Foundation Rix Family Foundation Schein Foundation Stollery Charitable Foundation Thomas Foundation

Health Care Foundations:

Delta Hospital Auxiliary Society New Denver Hospital Auxiliary Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation Revelstoke District Health Foundation South Okanagan Similkameen Medical Foundation South Cariboo Health Foundation Trail Hospital Doctors’ Association

Institutions:

Castlegar Arts Council Columbia Valley Arts Council Community Arts Council of Creston Nelson & District Arts Council Trail & District Arts Council University of British Columbia School of Music

Individual donors and service providers: Frances Mastrandrea Trust Kimberley Elks Knights of Columbus (Kimberley) Mark Creek Lions Club A generous contribution in memory of Elda Nardelli Individual donors


healthartssocietiesof canada

For more details of the work and contributions that build the societies ongoing, please visit www.healtharts.org and www.samsante.org Pour plus d始information, visitez les sites suivants : www.healtharts.org et www.samsante.org

Front and Back Cover photos by Yukiko Onley


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