SIDEBAR: About Donatori di Musica 


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Created in 2009, Donatori di Musica is a nonprofit network of musicians, health-care professionals, volunteers, patients, and their families, who organize free concerts in oncology departments throughout Italy. Only established professional musicians are invited to perform, and since the program’s inception, over 200 musicians have presented more than 160 concerts for thousands of inpatients in oncology departments throughout Italy. Each performance ends with a buffet, during which patients and performers mingle. Taken together, these elements make Donatori di Musica concerts unique. ■

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