Patients and seniors of the Vianorte-Laguna Foundation in Madrid receive a tribute in the form of a concert


Patients and seniors of the Vianorte-Laguna de Madrid Foundation will enjoy live concerts at the hospital by the Reina Sofía School of Music, in tribute to their resilience during the pandemic.

It is the first fun musical activity for them, after so many months in confinement without receiving visits from family members and external personnel to the center. Specifically, the performers will carry out a wide repertoire in four concerts, where they will perform ‘O Sole Mio’, ‘Vivo por ella’ and other more classical pieces such as zarzuelas.

The elderly, who will be able to attend the event accompanied by their families, have been in charge of choosing the pieces they want to hear on this occasion. The group, made up of Clara Marimón, Paola Leguizamón and Pablo Domínguez, artists from the Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation Program of the Reina Sofía School of Music, have decided to carry out this initiative in a selfless and supportive way.

Thus, the room chosen for the event, with capacity for 150 people, accommodates less than a third of its capacity so that security measures can be maintained. In this way, the artists, who perform their performance with a mask at all times, carry out a direct interaction with the elderly attendees and their families.

“For our Foundation, we are very grateful that these great artists from one of the five best music schools in Europe have chosen our elders to enjoy their magnificent qualities”, highlights Araceli Parres, from the Development Area of ​​Fundación Vianorte- Lagoon.

“Doing artistic work in an area like this, with older people, is very relevant for a school like ours, which is so sensitive to the social context,” said Esther Viñuela, Head of Projects at the Reina Sofía School of Music. . “Artists, and especially musicians, are very aware of the role they play in society and how much good they can do; if everyone could see the faces of the elderly as we have, we would really be aware of the transformative power of music, “he concludes.