DENVER (CBS4)– Musicians are hoping to make the time spent receiving life saving treatment a little better for some patients. The first-ever “Day of Music” was celebrated at DaVita Kidney Care.

Members of the Colorado Symphony and Denver Young Artists Orchestra played at DaVita centers around Colorado on Wednesday.

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Researchers say music therapy can help people with pain management and anxiety while they receive dialysis.

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Many patients enjoyed the live performance.

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“We need something different here. We do bingo. This is nice, next time we might come in a little early so we can take a nap cause that’s good music,” said patient April Hernandez.

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Health experts say there are nearly a half million people in the U.S. who are on dialysis.

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