Ring in the Holidays with Lunch Hour Concerts

The Health Arts Network at Duke sponsors holiday concerts 

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The Health Arts Network at Duke (HAND) is sponsoring a series of holiday concerts by local musicians to entertain patients and staff through December. 

The free concerts are from 12 to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the main lobby of Duke University Hospital. Concertgoers are invited to bring their lunch.

First up on Nov. 27 will be Duke Brass led by Bruce Klitzman, an associate professor of surgery, biomedical engineering and cell biology. The quintet, made up of two trumpets, trombone, French horn and tuba, will play arrangements of traditional carols, popular holiday songs and children's favorites. 

"I've been playing semi-professionally for decades," said Klitzman, a trumpeter. "It's fun to play with other Duke employees and to bring holiday cheer to folks."

HAND is also sponsoring a special holiday concert by the Duke Medicine Orchestra Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Industries Theater in the Bryan Center. The concert will include classical orchestral music and a special appearance by Kevin Sowers, president of Duke University Hospital. He will sing "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserables. Tickets available at the door with a minimum suggested donation of $5.