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Symphony give teen blue violin through Billings hospital's music therapy program

Symphony give teen blue violin through Billings hospital's music therapy program

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St. Vincent Health Care

Michael Blankenship received a colorful gift Tuesday.

The Billings Symphony Orchestra gave the 13-year-old, who is part of St. Vincent Healthcare's pediatric music therapy program, a cerulean violin.

Michael tinkered with the instrument while symphony violinist Ali Levesque held sheet music for him in his hospital room.

Levesque is one of several symphony musicians who routinely visits the hospital to play for patients and even at times teach.

Michael Blankenship received a colorful gift Tuesday.

The Billings Symphony Orchestra gave the teen, who is part of St. Vincent Healthcare's pediatric music therapy program, a sky blue violin.

Michael tinkered with the instrument while symphony violinist Ali Levesque held sheet music for him in his hospital room. Levesque is one of several symphony musicians who routinely visit the hospital to play for patients and even at times teach.

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