Soprano Marquita Lister Delivers “Music for the Mind”

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WASHINGTON (May 12, 2015) — International opera star Marquita Lister, accompanied by pianist Marvin Mills and baritone Robert Cantrell, performs at Georgetown University May 20 for the annual Music for the Mind. Music for the Mind is a unique fundraising event to support research for neurologic diseases at Georgetown University Medical Center and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network. 

Music for the Mind to support brain research

Marquita Lister will perform a selection of classical and Broadway favorites, including music from her signature role of Bess in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6 p.m. | Cocktail Reception
7 p.m. | Performance
8 p.m. | Dessert Reception 

Davis Performing Arts Center at Georgetown University
37th and O St., N.W.
Washington, DC

Parking info: Complimentary valet to be provided.  Please inquire for further details

Media must RSVP with Leigh Ann Renzulli —

Music for the Mind Host committee:
Wiley and Janis Buchanan
Marc D. Connell, MD, and Mary Beth Connell, MD
Mamadi and Cynthia Diané
Fred and Starr Ezra
Gail Fleder
Stanley C. Foster, MD, and Ronna L. Foster
John E. Gatti, MD, and Margaret M. Gatti, Esq.
Patricia Harvey
Fernando Pagan, MD, and Emily Pagan, MD
William and Dana Schreiner
Jim and Ellen Smith
Wendy Solovay
Annie Simonian Totah 
Major General William Usher and Fran Luessenhop Usher
Harvey and Diane Weiner 

About Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center with a three-part mission of research, teaching and patient care (through MedStar Health). GUMC’s mission is carried out with a strong emphasis on public service and a dedication to the Catholic, Jesuit principle of cura personalis — or “care of the whole person.” The Medical Center includes the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies, both nationally ranked; Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, designated as a comprehensive cancer center by the National Cancer Institute; and the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization, which accounts for the majority of externally funded research at GUMC including a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

About MedStar National Rehabilitation Network

MedStar National Rehabilitation Network (new window) is a regional system of rehabilitation care that offers inpatient, day treatment and outpatient services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Network’s team of rehabilitation experts helps adults and children recover as fully as possible from disabling conditions such as brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, concussions, back and neck pain, cancer, amputations, fibromyalgia, foot and ankle disorders and sports and work-related injuries.