On a recent afternoon, there was music in the air at the LifeBridge Health Alvin & Lois Lapidus Cancer Institute at Sinai Hospital. People in the hospital’s outpatient infusion center were serenaded by classically trained violinist, Brandon Buckmaster, a graduate student at the Peabody Conservatory.
Buckmaster played a little bit of everything, including classical movements, jazz, Broadway songs and film compositions. His performance clearly touched those who were there.
“Everyone should hear Brandon play…everyone. He is tremendously talented,” said Adrianne Greenspun, a patient at Sinai. “When he plays, I realize that no one should be intimidated by classical music.”
Buckmaster is part of Creative Access, a volunteer student organization at Peabody, with members who bring their talents to audiences that are unable to go to them. They come to Sinai twice a month and play while individuals are undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
“I joined the Creative Access because I wanted to bring joy to people in the community by sharing music with them,” explained Buckmaster. “However, it turns out that I have benefitted so much from meeting and interacting with wonderful individuals.”
For more about Buckmaster, go to http://www.brandonbuckmaster.com/
Sinai Hospital is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health also includes Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org