Patients, visitors and staff were moved by the flash mob by internationally renowned Czech violinist Šporcl at Galilee Medical Center, the frontline of care for the State of Israel in the north. At the surprise concert Pavel Šporcl played a series of classical pieces in the lobby of our Surgical Wing and in our Pediatric Surgery Department for the last Syrian child being cared for in Israel, as well for other patients and staff members.. 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: "In today's world more than ever we are 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 also 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 - Or L'Simcha Congregation synagogue terrorist attack in Pittsburgh. He 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."
Thank you James Inverne for arranging the visit in coordination with Amir Yarchi, CEO of Friends of Galilee Medical center.

Photos: Tomasz Solinski