Symphoria, Syracuse’s new symphony, is very happy to be partnered with the Alive! Foundation to bring live therapeutic music to the cancer patients and survivors of Central New York, directly into the healthcare setting. Currently at Hematology Oncology Associates in East Syracuse, patients can hear live music played by Symphoria musicians while they await treatment, made possible by a generous grant from the Alive! Foundation. Patient evaluation of the music, an important part of the partnership, has indicated that the music has added a very positive dimension to the experience. “What a beautiful surprise!” writes one listener. “Your music really lifted my spirits. I come here every week…and I stay longer just to hear the music,” writes another. Symphoria looks forward to the privilege of continuing to provide this service to patients long into the future.