Flutist, Terry Bradley, of Grafton, Massachusetts performed for the patients and residents of Westview Health Care Center on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 for an illuminating and serene performance titled “Anasazi and Eastern Woodland Flutes”.
Markedly different from Bradley’s previous musical appearance at Westview where he performed an acoustic set of popular hits and island songs, Bradley shared his love and adoration for the history and tonal differences of each of the 14 flutes that he brought before performing a song on each one.
“This is a way for me to help preserve the heritage of the hundreds of Indian tribes that once inhabited our eastern seaboard,” Bradley stated. “History is a powerful teacher and every flute has a story to tell.”
Inspired out of interest from his own Native American Mi'kmaq tribe heritage, Bradley began playing Anasazi and Eastern Woodland flutes in 1999. Over the years he has received tutelage from numerous teachers who have helped him progress musically. Coupled with his own research of Native American tribal culture, history, and ceremony he capably weaves this knowledge into his performance by imparting historical reference to the mystical sounds of the flutes.
“Mr. Bradley’s musical abilities are a wonderful addition to our recreation department’s offerings to our patients and residents,” stated David T. Panteleakos. “Today’s performance was an inspiring display of the relaxing and restorative power of music. We wish to thank Mr. Bradley for sharing his talents with us.”
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed skilled nursing inpatient facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed subacute short-term rehabilitation unit and an Outpatient Rehabilitation and Aquatic Center, both dedicated to providing quality health care services. Along with garnering a perfect five star overall rating found on Medicare.gov Westview is proud to have received such accolades as US News and World Report America’s Best, Consumer Reports Top 10 Connecticut Nursing Facility rating and Health Grades 5-Star Top Ranking.
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