The Parkinson Alliance Benefit Concert Featuring Vivien Harvey Slater


Pianist Vivien Harvey Slater played concerts on Tuesday, September 25th and on Sunday, September 30th with guest cellist Wesley Baldwin to raise research dollars for The Parkinson Alliance and in memory of her husband, Dr. Joseph Locke Slater. The concerts were held at Le Moyne College's Grewen Auditorium and Colgate University's Chapel, respectively, in Syracuse, NY.

Pianist-in-residence at Colgate University, Mrs. Slater is a well-known musician in the Central New York area. She began her piano career early studying in Warren, Ohio with an American pupil of Viennese Theodore Leschetitsky. She later graduated from the Conservatory in Cincinnati. Soon after, Mrs. Slater began a performing and teaching career in the New York City area.

Joseph Slater died of Parkinson's disease in February. They were married for 62 years. "I'm doing this for his memory and for The Parkinson Alliance, Mrs. Slater said. "The more we know about Parkinson's, the sooner they'll be able to find a cure."

For more information, please call The Parkinson Alliance at 1-800-579-8440.

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