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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dover Pops concert benefits Greg Rice Foundation

April 29, 2017  by Linda Klein Means

Thus “Dover Pops! Classical Meets Jazz,” a fundraising concert sponsored by the foundation, is back for a second year.

Out of tragedy, sometimes, comes opportunity and unexpected gifts. Such is the case with Dover’s Greg Rice, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1993. As symptoms progressed and he became unable to work, he discovered a previously unknown talent for composing classical music, and has, since 2003, composed more than 70 works, and been featured on ABC “Prime Time Live,” two NECN features, and a BBC documentary the brain and creativity.

And he has developed a passion for helping others and for seeking ways to remove the scourge of Parkinson’s and related neurological diseases. Thus he founded the Greg Rice Foundation, which raises money for research into a cure as well as funding organizations that make the lives of sufferers easier.
Thus “Dover Pops! Classical Meets Jazz,” a fundraising concert sponsored by the foundation, is back for a second year. On Friday, May 5, the public is invited to the Dover Church at 6:30 p.m. in Kraft Hall for cocktails and hors d’eourves prior to the 7:30- 8:30 p.m. concert in the sanctuary. Get your tickets, at $30 apiece, by calling 774-893-4022, or by going to www.doverpops2017, or at the door.
Last year’s event was a sellout, so act soon.
The evening will provide a rare mix of musical styles, with something for everyone. Joe Reid will play jazz piano, Stacia Kraft will sing torch songs, a quartet from the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra will play classical selections, and Sam Draper will play jazz violin.
The Greg Rice Foundation is a charitable, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization, dedicated to raising awareness and research dollars to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease.
The foundation:
1. Contributes money to medical and research institutions dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease.2. Raises awareness and money to cure Parkinson’s disease, primarily through the arts.
3. Sponsors fundraising events with performers and artists.
4. Emphasizes the power of people to overcome their physical and medical challenges and demonstrates how courage and determination can result in amazing achievements.
For more information, please visit
Greg Rice with his children

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