Violinist & Mental Health Activist Gupta, Coming to Peru State

PERU – An internationally known violinist and acclaimed mental health activist will visit Peru State College next week.

Vijay Gupta will speak at the school on Monday, March 27th at 7 p.m. as a part of the college’s Distinguished Speaker Series.

Gupta, is a violinist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a post he’s held since age 19. The musician is also a mental health activist, and has co-founded a musical program, Street Symphony, which dedicates its times to performing classical music live for mentally ill, imprisoned and homeless people, throughout the world.

According to a press release from Peru State, Gupta is interested in the connection between music and the body. He believes music has a strong regenerative power for the body.

The evening event is free to the public.

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