PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Fly Me To The Moon is more than a Frank Sinatra song. It’s a new nonprofit that brings live music to seniors in assisted living, retirement communities and memory care facilities.
The nonprofit founded by musician Dean Mueller will put on a show on May 19 at the Alberta Abbey featuring 4 top Portland acts: Julie Amici, Aaron Meyer, 3 Leg Torso and the Duffy Bishop Band.
The mission for Fly Me To The Moon is to bring high quality and affordable live music to seniors who may not be able to get around easily. The nonprofit partners with the Oregon Music Hall of Fame and Mueller said he knows the music touches a chord.
“As a musician, it touches my heart,” he said in a statement. “When we play music they know, from the era of their youth, it clearly stimulates their memory and takes them to a sweeter place.”
The May 19 show will feature modern chamber music from 3 Leg Torso, the rock violin of Aaron Meyer, award-winning vocalist Julie Amici and the blues of Duffy Bishop.
The Alberta Abbey is at 126 NE Alberta in Portland. Sponsorships for the Fly Me To The Moon event are available.