Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients was founded by oboist Kristin Olson and violinist Nadir Aslam after both musicians went through identical surgeries at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital to treat a recurring collapsed lung. I had known Kristin previously: She was the first-ever local Bach in the Subways organizer in New York City, and, in 2012, she used her characteristic energy, enthusiasm and fun to get New York-based musicians psyched about bringing Bach to the people. I was saddened and shocked to later learn about Kristin’s collapsed lung and surgery, and I was unsure if she could ever play oboe again. However, embodying the triumph of the soul which classical music so richly expresses, Kristin made a full recovery and now performs regularly in the series she co-founded. Mount Sinai Concerts for Patients produces concerts meant both to honor the doctors and nurses working at Mount Sinai and to bring “comfort and beauty” to recovering patients.