Kaiser Permanente Physician String Ensemble “Medical Notes” Performs Holiday Favorites

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Two male musicians playing string instruments

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente’s physician musical group, Medical Notes, wrapped up its first performance of classic holiday songs for staff, patients and visitors at the Kaiser Permanente Mapunapuna Medical Office today. Over the years, the group has grown from a quintet to an ensemble of eight musicians and has created a tradition of performing at Kaiser Permanente medical offices throughout the holidays.

The group will perform again on Thursday, Dec. 13 from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Honolulu Medical Office. Their final performance is on Thursday, Dec. 20 from noon to12:35 p.m. and 12:50 to 1:25 p.m. at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center.

Allergy specialist Matthew Lau, MD; pulmonologist Janet Myers, MD; dermatologist Allyson Spence-Shishido, MD; and surgeon Rebecca Sawai, MD, will be on violin. Internist Aaron Choy, MD, will be on cello. Internal medicine resident Diana Kim, MD; audiologist Chantelle Nakata, AuD; and family medicine physician Gary Yap, MD, will be on viola. The string ensemble will play favorites such as “The Christmas Song,” “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and selections from The Nutcracker.

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