Musical Narratives: An evening of live performance, interpretation, and conversation
Stemming from the Art of Medicine lecture series, the vision for this event is much the same – creating a space for exploration and engagement outside the busy day-to-day practice of medicine. The spotlight is on physician-musicians and the importance of humanities and reflection on physician practice and wellness; exploring ideas of music as catharsis, artistic creation, and the relationship between music and medicine.
F. Chopin – Nocturne in E-flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
H. Villa-Lobos – Prelude No. 3 in A minor and Prelude No. 4 in E minor
J. S. Bach – Prelude for Lute, BWV 999 (arr. for guitar)
J. S. Bach – Prelude and Fugue in C minor, BWV 847
J. S. Bach – Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007: I. Prelude (arr. for guitar)
David Frost is a clinician-teacher and Site Director for the Division of General Internal Medicine at Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto. He studied classical guitar at the Royal Conservatory of Music for 10 years, achieving the highest classical guitar examination score in Canada at one point (in 1994, to be precise), and was successful in local competitions and music festivals, before a medical school, residency, and early fatherhood-provoked hiatus from the guitar, from which he has now thankfully emerged.
Dan Petrescu is a Clinical Associate in General Internal Medicine at the University Health Network, as well as an Infectious Diseases specialist. He has an academic interest in Medical Humanities and is currently completing his Masters Degree in History of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Dan studied classical piano since the age of 5 in Bucharest, Romania prior to moving to Canada with his family, where he subsequently completed Grade 9 Royal Conservatory studies in piano. Aside from playing classical favourites on the piano, Dan also plays flute, was for many years the conductor and artistic director of a Romanian community choir in Toronto, and also composes music.