Pavel Šporcl, internationally acclaimed Czech violinist, recently visited Galilee Medical Center and gave a surprise concert for patients, visitors and staff in our Surgical Wing lobby. He also played in our Pediatric Surgery Department for hospitalized children including the last Syrian child receiving medical care in Israel. Pavel visited Galilee Medical Center as a guest of our Friends organization which among its activities, promotes projects that integrate art into the public spaces of the medical center.
Pavel said, “In today’s world we are more than ever in need of places where people from different backgrounds, religions and cultures can meet, and the Galilee Medical Center is a special place where this happens. Music is one of the most powerful tools for connecting people and I am happy to salute the medical staff and the patients and perhaps contribute a little to the amazing atmosphere here.”
During the visit he was moved to play a piece by John Williams from the film “Schindler’s List,” and he dedicated it to the memory of those murdered in the Tree of Life synagogue terrorist attack in Pittsburgh. Pavel said, “Galilee Medical Center is a place of hope, the largest meeting point of the Jewish, Muslim, Christian and Druze faiths in the Galilee, and it feels like the proper place to commemorate people who were murdered because of their religion.”
Dr. Masad Barhoum, CEO of Galilee Medical Center: “All forms of culture and art encourage healing. This is an exciting gesture that uplifted everyone who heard the beautiful music. We are thrilled that Pavel, a leading artist,chose to come to us and share his talent and music with our community showing how music is a universal language that connects us to one another no matter where we are from or where we may be.”