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October 31st, 2011

Kent Alexander’s Beautiful Voice

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

Many patients have a fond musical memory from Mayo Clinic’s Gonda Atrium. Patients and employees will often be seen taking a break by playing piano or singing. Some musicians that have touched many lives over the years on the piano are known on YouTube as the Cowans and the 15-yr. old pianist. Recently, a musician touched […]

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Tags: Atrium, beautiful, Gonda, Kent Alexander, music, Piano, sing, voice


August 10th, 2010

Hearing Bells at Mayo Clinic in Rochester? It’s the Carillon!

By Barbara Sorensen barb sorensen

Annenberg Plaza in Rochester, Minn., is a beautiful spot on the downtown Mayo Clinic campus. In the summer when the flowers are in bloom, it can be a relaxing place to spend time between appointments or to eat lunch. It is also a great place to hear the bell music of the Mayo Clinic carillon. […]

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Tags: annenberg plaza, carillon, Employee Stories, music, Rochester


June 1st, 2009

“Music is oxygen for the soul”

By CSMMayo csmmayo

When Mayo Clinic lung transplant patient Larry Rawdon heard the Ritz Chamber Players perform on the Florida campus, he was captivated. As a retired cellist who played on Broadway in shows such as Cats, he has a deep appreciation for the power of music and what it can do to lift a person’s spirits. “Music […]

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Tags: Humanities in Medicine, lung transplant, Mayo Clinic Florida, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, music


May 25th, 2009

Mayo Clinic “Octogenarian Idols” Appear on Good Morning America

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

Marlow and Frances Cowan, the Iowa couple whose piano duet in the atrium of Mayo Clinic’s Gonda building has been viewed more than 2 million times since April 7, were featured this morning, May 26, on Good Morning America, live from ABC’s Times Square studio in New York. I had an opportunity to interview Mr. and […]

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Tags: Atrium, Frances Cowan, Gonda, Marlow Cowan, Mayo Clinic, music, Older couple, Piano


April 7th, 2009

Mayo Clinic Music Fun

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

We’ve highlighted the contributions of music to the healing environment at Mayo Clinic in some previous posts, but here’s another video from last fall that we discovered on YouTube. The exuberance of this older couple playing in the Gonda Building will brighten your day. For more background on how this video came to be, see […]

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Tags: Gonda Building, music, Piano


April 2nd, 2009

15-year-old Pianist Touches Hearts and Souls

By Catherine Benson catherine benson

Catherine Benson is a consultant in Public Affairs at Mayo Clinic. Alex Walton-Creutz began drawing crowds by playing the piano at Mayo Clinic when he was just eight years old and started coming to the clinic with his mother, Lynnette. Lynnette is a patient at Mayo and comes for treatment at least once a year. When […]

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Tags: Alex Walton Creutz, Beethoven, Gonda Building, Lynette Creutz, Mayo Clinic, medicine, music, pianist, Piano


March 30th, 2009

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star: Music to Brighten the Day

By Barbara Sorensen barb sorensen

As an employee at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, I find myself frequently scurrying through the many buildings on the downtown campus as I go about my day. One of my favorite places to walk through is the subway level of the Gonda Building, also known as the Nathan Landow Atrium. Sitting in front of a […]

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Tags: music, Piano


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