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Tanya Gabriellian.Featuring TANYA GABRIELIAN

Performing works by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin & Gershwin

Sunday, October 8, 2017 3:00 pm
The Pennington School Campus Center
112 W. Delaware Ave., Pennington, NJ

Presented by NAMI Mercer in partnership with Pro Musicis & The Pennington School
Admission by Goodwill Offering (contributions matched up to $10,000). No reservations required.

Tanya Gabrielian believes art is a symbol of hope and artists are uniquely positioned to effect positive change – both in individuals and communities. Her conviction grew out of a particularly challenging personal experience.

The London Times describes her as "a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle." Gabrielian truly is remarkable in her ability to use her musical talent to awaken listeners' deepest emotions, helping them embrace the struggles and triumphs that shape our humanity.

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For further information on her story, go here.

Week Activities

The weekend's activities, part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, will commence with a Master Class at The Pennington School on Thursday morning, October 5th.

On Friday afternoon, October 6th, Gabrielian will perform a community outreach concert for the patients and staff at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital.

As part of Harvest of Hope, NAMI Mercer's Annual Wellness Conference, on Saturday, Oct. 7th, Gabrielian will team up with John Haag, executive director of Pro Musicis, to lead a Music and Wellness Workshop.

On Sunday afternoon, October 8th at 3:00 pm, Gabrielian will perform the Benefit Concert for NAMI Mercer.

About Mental Awareness Week

In 1990, the U.S. Congress designated the first full week of October as MIAW. Since then, all levels of NAMI—national, state and local—have intensified their outreach efforts during this time. Faith communities throughout Mercer County are invited to join us in observing MIAW by offering special prayers for those affected by mental illness, lending support to our efforts through financial contributions, becoming a NAMI Mercer member, volunteering, and taking the pledge to be “stigma-free."

During MIAW, NAMI Mercer and other mental health organizations in the county are offering programs intended to raise awareness and reduce stigma. We welcome your participation.


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