Astraios's reminiscence concerts are designed for memory care patients; we perform music from the patients’ childhood or youth. This music ranges from folk songs to musical soundtracks to light classical pieces. Since music often remains with us even after we lose other memories, we find that patients who cannot normally speak can still sing the lyrics to their favorite songs, or can hum, conduct, clap, or dance.
During COVID, Astraios was given a grant to create a video library of reminiscence music that is being distributed to memory care facilities and nursing homes across the metroplex. You can view sample performances below or the complete playlist here. (If you would prefer access to a DVD, please contact us.) We look forward to returning to live performance for patients, their families, and caregivers, as soon as it is safe to do so.
"The Water is Wide"
American Folk Song
Trio in C Major
Mvt. 1 Allegro Moderato
Franz Joseph Haydn
Special thanks to First Christian Church of Plano
who donated their sanctuary for our recording session.