Mather residents access memories through symphony program

When Anna Clyne approached Mather LifeWays about participating in a program that explored music and memory, officials at the senior living residence were more than interested.

Clyne, one of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s composers-in-residence, was put in touch with Caroline Edasis, art therapist at Mather Pavilion, 820 Foster St., Evanston.

“We got to talking about music and memory and about being flooded with music, this idea of music and memory and how meaningful music can be when it washes over you,” she said, describing the aim of the embryonic program.

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