(FRISCO, TX – Nov. 23, 2016) Internationally renowned cellist Meredith Reddick, accompanied by local pianist and hospital employee Joan Simons, will perform at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 in the main lobby of Baylor, Scott & White Medical Center – Centennial, 12505 Lebanon Rd, Frisco, TX 75035.
Reddick has been playing the cello for 50 years, and performs on a German cello made by Hans Wundner in 1686. She is a soloist with Kalamazoo Symphony, Kalamazoo Junior Symphony, and Interlochen National Orchestra. She is a Bach Festival Competition winner, a Joseph E. Maddy Scholarship winner to Eastman School of Music, and she studied with Jacqueline DuPre in London, England. She is a professor of cello at Stetson University, and a member of a touring piano trio.
Simons has performed as an organist, pianist and accompanist at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, TX; Glen Ellyn Covenant Church in Glen Ellyn, IL; Redeemer Covenant Church in Carrollton, TX; Elim Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN; Grace Covenant Church in Chicago, IL; North Park College, Chicago, IL; Minnehaha Academy in Minnehaha, MN.
“Joan’s skills on the piano are enjoyed daily by our visitors. She also plays for those patients who request her,” writes Bobby Montgomery, Baylor, Scott & White Director of Community Relations. “For many patients, music may help them cope with their emotions, adapt to new physical restrictions after trauma and find comfort in safe, calming distractions during treatment.”
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