Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert @ Kiggins Theatre, Portland [25 July]

Music and the Aging Brain: A Discussion and Concert

19:00 - 21:00

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Kiggins Theatre
1011 Main St, Vancouver, Washington 98660
A special second Vancouver event in July!

Our brains undergo numerous changes that affect memory, motor, and sensory functions as we age. Many of these changes are amplified in diseases like Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Could music limit the effects of aging and neurodegenerative diseases?

At this event, learn from Dr. Larry Sherman, a musician and Professor of Neuroscience at the Oregon Health & Science University, and singer/songwriter Naomi LaViolette as they explore how listening, practicing, and performing music influence the brain, and how these activities could impact brain aging and disease. They will also discuss Naomi’s work as a pianist, vocalist, arranger, and composer with Steven Goodwin, who suffers from Alzheimer’s, and the Saving His Music project, which has received prominent coverage in national and local news.

Join us and enjoy a multi-media presentation that combines live music and visuals with discussions about cutting edge science. Both Dr. Sherman and Ms. LaViolette will be performing live music ranging from Debussy, Leonard Cohen, and the Beatles to original pieces by Ms. LaViolette and Steven Goodwin.

This is a repeat of the talk given at the Aladdin Theatre on May 3, 2018.


DATE: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

TIME: Doors at 6 p.m. event at 7 p.m.

LOCATION: Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main Street, Vancouver, Wash.

COST: $14 online advance tickets*, $15 at the door**, $8 for students.

FOOD & DRINK: Beer, wine, pizza slices, popcorn and snacks available.

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Science on Tap at the Kiggins is produced in partnership with Washington State University Vancouver

*A note on advance ticket prices: there is a $1.50 fee per advance ticket, but buying a ticket in advance confirms that you will have a seat at the event.

**We have to raise prices on this event to cover additional expenses. However, we are committed to offering educational opportunities to adults who want to learn. If the ticket price is a hardship for you, please write to us at [email protected] and we’re happy to provide reduced-price tickets to those who request them.
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