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March 18, 2021 33 min

It can sound hyperbolic to make the claim that a person has changed the world and made it a better place. In the case of Eli Newberger, it is utterly true.

Eli Newberger is equal parts music man and medicine man. He was the key prosecution witness in the trial of Louise Woodward, the British nanny convicted of second-degree murder in the death of an 8-month-old in Boston in1997. Later during the Archdiocese of Boston sex abuse scandal, he offered his expertise on the effects of abuse on children and their families. Eli Newberger's ground-breaking work resulted in the formation of the child-protection program at Boston Children’s Hospital, and he's the author of many publications including an important and accessible book on the development of character in boys called The Men They Will Become.

Before Eli became a doctor, he was a musician. And perhaps it's because of music, that he became a doctor...Hear his inspiring origin story about his mentorship with the late New York Philharmonic principal tuba William Bell; his professional career in music, including his long tenure as a founding member of the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, and work with pianists Butch Thompson and Bob Winter; and his inspiring and generous work developing an El Sistema music program in the Berkshires.  


Carolina Shout: James P. Johnson, piano  
Cyrus the Great: US Air Force Band  
Overture to Candide: New York Philharmonic  
Yankee Doodle: Vivian Williams, Phil Williams, Howard Marshall, John Williams  
Franck: Symphony in D minor: Berlin Philharmonic  
Vaughan-Williams, Bass Tuba Concerto in F Minor: II. Romanza: Walter Hilgers  
I'm Just Wild About Harry: Butch Thompson, Eli Newberger, and Jimmy Mazzy 
Carnival of Venice Variations: Carol Jantsch  
Issa Keita, balafon (marimba) virtuoso, Bamako, Mali  
Bugle Boy March: New Black Eagle Jazz Band  
Arturo Márquez: Danzón Nº 2: Gustavo Dudamel at the Proms   

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