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Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription
Pacifica concert is the Candlelight prescription

Classical music is said to soothe the soul, but can it calm an upset stomach? Ellicott City resident Dr. Christopher Shih, a gastroenterologist who plays a little piano on the side, is likely to make listeners feel better when he appears as a guest artist for the Pacifica Quartet concert on Saturday, April 14 at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. "I wear two hats. As long as I can remember, I've worn both hats," Shih, 39, explains. "I knew from when I was five that I would study to be a doctor, but I also played the piano." Medicine and music harmoniously fit together in a busy life that also includes three young daughters. He observes that...