Vitebsk’s Regional Philharmonic is currently preparing a new project — unique for Belarus. From November, it is hosting special concerts for future mothers, explains Artistic Leader Nelli Matsaberidze. The repertoire has been chosen jointly with doctors, based on scientific research regarding the favourable influence of certain compositions on pregnant women and their unborn children. The future mothers will even be taught to sing lullabies. Saturday meetings at the Philharmonic will be attended by psychologists, paediatricians, gynaecologists and other healthcare specialists, ready to offer advice where needed.
Similar projects have already proven popular worldwide, with music by Beethoven, Mozart, Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky considered most positively influential on those who are pregnant.