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Internationally Acclaimed String Quartet and Award Winning Poet to Perform at 11th Annual Music for Parkinson's Concert on Sunday, December 8 in Rye

All Proceeds Benefit Parkinsonís Disease Foundation

Westchester County residents can fuel their passion for the arts and make a difference in the fight against Parkinson’s disease by enjoying an afternoon of chamber music and poetry. The 11th annual Music for Parkinson’s concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 beginning at 3:30 PM at the Dunn Performing Arts Center, Rye Country Day School in Rye, NY. Proceeds from the concert benefit the research programs of the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation (PDF).

Music for Parkinson’s Research, a local volunteer group co-founded by David Eger, Ph.D., of White Plains, NY, organizes the event each year. In addition to its focus on chamber music, the concert will feature a poetry reading by award winning poet and best-selling author Robin Morgan, who will read a selection from "The Grey Matter Suite" from her new in-progress book of poems, Dark Matter.

Returning to the stage are crowd favorites such as the Attacca Quartet, an internationally acclaimed ensemble; clarinetist John Stine of Chappaqua, NY, one of the event’s co-founders and member of the St. Thomas Chamber Music Players; and pianist Gena Raps, New York, NY, a Julliard graduate and faculty member at The New School in New York. Guests are invited to a wine and cheese reception with the musicians following the concert.

“Music for Parkinson’s Research does a wonderful service to the community year after year by bringing together guests to share their love of the arts, while helping PDF to fund the most promising research to find a cure,” PDF President Robin Elliott says.

The Music for Parkinson’s concert welcomes over one hundred guests annually. The concerts have raised more than $400,000 for Parkinson’s research since inception in 2003.

To purchase tickets for Music for Parkinson’s, visit www.pdf.org/music. For more information, contact PDF at (800) 457-6676, info@pdf.org or www.pdf.org.

About Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease is a progressive neurological disorder that affects nearly one million people in the US. Although promising research is being conducted, there is currently no cure for Parkinson’s.

About the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
The Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF) is a leading national presence in Parkinson's disease research, education and public advocacy. We are working for the nearly one million people in the US who live with Parkinson's disease by funding promising scientific research while supporting people living with Parkinson's disease through educational programs and services. Since its founding in 1957, PDF has dedicated $100 million to fund the work of leading scientists throughout the world and $42 million to support education and advocacy programs.

About Music for Parkinson’s Research
Music for Parkinson’s Research (MPR) was founded in 2003 by Dr. Eger, John Stine and the late Marsha Winokur. The trio established the annual chamber music concerts with the mission of raising funds to support Parkinson’s disease research. To date, MPR has raised over $400,000.

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Source Date: Nov 14 2013