Edison and LSO

Innovation. Discovery. Leadership.

NEXT WEEK, we’d like to invite you to join us as we celebrate these three qualities through discussion and music.

At the LSO, these qualities inform what we do, from our Healing Art of Music Program to our Community Conversations and to LSO on Call.

Join us:

Best known for his invention of the electric light bulb, Thomas Edison's spirit of innovation, creativity, and discovery continues to inspire today. A visionary and leader, Edison constantly worked for transformation and progress. When establishing his group of collaborators at Menlo Park, he asked that they “…possess a vision of things that did not yet exist.” The Longwood Symphony and acclaimed Boston actor Jeremiah Kissel bring Edison’s story to life with music by Hollywood composer Kevin Kaska.

Earlier in the week, members of the LSO will participate in Boston’s 2nd annual HUBWeek, a celebration of Education, Science and Technology: Leadership: Finding Your Voice in Music & Medicine.

Just as physicians constantly search for the best therapies and research methods to better serve their patients, musicians also seek better techniques and methods to fully express themselves. Both disciplines utilize leadership and collaboration to effectively work together and achieve common goals in groups large and small.  

Reflecting on Mozart and Medicine, our musicians and panelists will discuss: What does it mean to lead? How do we learn? When should we lead and when should we follow? How do we communicate from each perspective?

The LSO's own Emily Hsieh, Terry Buchmiller, MD, Lisa Wong, MD, Julie Reimann, MD/PhD, and Mark Gebhardt, MD take the stage and relate their medical and musical experiences through Mozart. Visionary, biomedical entrepreneur, and cellist Christoph Westphal joins us in the conversation, setting the tone for what promises to be a truly "enlightening" evening.

In DC's Museum of American History, one of Edison's light bulbs from the 1870s.

In DC's Museum of American History, one of Edison's light bulbs from the 1870s.