November 10, 2019
After Girlfriend Passes Musician Brings Orchestras To Hospitals To Lift Patients’ Spirits.
Writer @ InspireMore
Music is good for us in so many ways. It brings us together, helps us express our emotions, and heals our souls.
For these reasons and more, Argentine cellist Jorge Bergero believes everyone should experience the beauty of live performances. Unfortunately, many people aren’t healthy enough to attend concerts. That’s why Jorge is teaming up with other professional musicians to bring music to those who need it most!
Their project, Música Para el Alma (Music for the Soul), was inspired by Jorge’s late girlfriend, flutist Maria Eugenia Rubio.
“Eugenia was a person who stood out in a crowd,” Jorge said in Spanish. “She was an amazing musician.”
He stood by her through her battle with breast cancer and watched the disease slowly take away her ability to play before she passed away in 2011. But no matter how bad things got, she never went without music! Jorge made sure of it by gathering fellow musicians and playing for Eugenia while she was in the hospital.
During that time, Jorge saw how much good the special concerts did for both the audience and the performers. So even after Eugenia’s death, he led the group to various hospitals, special education schools, and nursing homes in Argentina.
The more they played, the more they grew! Soon the group that had started with just 10 people had enough members to spread beyond Argentina’s borders. So far, Música Para el Alma has traveled to 10 countries on three continents and is made up of more than 2,500 musicians!
The organization puts on 70-80 concerts a year, bringing joy to countless people with terminal illnesses and special needs. Everything is done in Eugenia’s honor, and it’s all free of charge!
“The music lights them up and makes them happy,” Jorge said. “It’s very powerful.”
Music has an indescribable power, especially for those who are facing hard times. What a beautiful way to carry on Eugenia’s legacy!
Listen as the orchestra plays for a little boy in a Colombian hospital below, and share to spread their gift of music.
May 10th, 2018
I Bring my Orchestra to the Terminally Ill
Friday, April 18th, 2017
Argentine musicians bring joy to Bolivian hospitals, nursing homes
La Paz, Apr 18 (efe-epa).- A group of Argentine musicians has come to Bolivia on a mission to give free concerts in hospitals and nursing homes, as a way of bringing peace and joy to people with little of either.
Their project is called “Music for the Soul” and aims to bring a little happiness to those going through a difficult time of illness and loneliness, one of the Argentine musicians, Jorge Bergero, told EFE on Tuesday.
Together with Bergero in the “Music for the Soul” project are his compatriots Emilio Astolfi, Laura Delogo, Carla Dipp and Miguel Dropo, who were joined in La Paz by Bolivians Raquel Urioste, Pedro Bustamante and Jose Luis Duarte.
June 25th, 2017
In Argentina, music cures the soul
Volunteer members of Musica Para el Alma (Music for the Soul) give a flash mob concert in the main hall of the Alvarez Hospital in Buenos Aires on June 12, 2017. Musica Para el Alma is a project born in Argentina involving members of symphonic orchestras and choirs interested in helping people by sharing their music in hospitals, special education schools, nursing homes, and different public institutions. (AFP/Eitan Abramovich )
Friday, 24 June 2016
‘Música Para el Alma’ filled the community with joy
A group of musicians accompanied by the Guayaquil Symphonic Orchestra struck up soft melodies, with violins and cellos at the Dr. Roberto Gibert Children´s Hospital and the Corazon de Jesus old peoples home where they also interacted with users from both these institutions run by la Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil.
The Argentinian Musical Group “ Music for the Soul” offered a one hour concert for the children at the
Dr. Roberto Gilbert E. Hospital as well for the elderly at the Corazon de Jesus Home.
September 8th, 2016
Lifting some suffering spirits with the sound of music
An orchestra in Argentina that plays at hospitals to soothe the suffering of patients, has created a campaign across the continent.
September 4th, 2016
“Andino y El País” with Música para el alma
Guillermo Andino, with his A24 channel tv show , visit us in the MPA concert in “Ramos Mejía Hospital”, CABA.
October 8th, 2015
Música Para el Alma, “the orchestra” that filled the Elizalde Children’s Hospital with life
A group of musicians surprised the boys who board there, performing classical and children’s melodies; meet the solidarity project that began two years ago.
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October 8th, 2015
Conversations – Interview with Jorge Bergero
Jorge Bergero, cellist of the Orquesta Estable of the Teatro Colón, recounted how Music for the Soul was created and why they decided to accompany people in difficult situations with his melodies.
August 18th, 2015
Música Para el Alma, the symphony orchestra that is solidary, free and independent and that plays in hospitals, prisons and schools, turns three. A concert in the Clinical Hospital and a word from cellist Jorge Bergero, its founder.
February 25th, 2014
Música para el alma in the Pereira Rossell
This is a group of musicians from the Teatro Colón in Argentina and other philharmonic orchestras who offer their shows for free.
2 de Septiembre de 2015
El arte que acompaña
Música para el alma. Ese es el nombre del proyecto que surgió de una situación personal dolorosa y que hoy nuclea a músicos profesionales que tocan en hospitales y en otras instituciones de salud.
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26 de abril 2016
La Música para el Alma llega a Neuquén
Los conciertos serán el viernes 29 de abril en el hospital Castro Rendón, a la mañana, y en el aula Magna de la Universidad Nacional del Comahue, a la noche. Ambos son gratuitos.
12 de Agosto de 2015
“Musik für die Seele” in Argentiniens Krankenhäusern
In Argentinien hat es sich eine Gruppe von Musikern zur Aufgabe gemacht, mit Musik Patienten ihren Krankenhausaufenthalt zu erleichtern. Damit rührt die Gruppe nicht nur die Kranken zu Tränen.
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25 de Noviembre 2015
A música que cura
Projeto Música para el Alma, organizado pelo violoncelista Jorge Bergero, leva música clássica a hospitais, escolas e asilos na Argentina, com resultados que comovem a alma.