Monday, 16 March 2015

Save the Date for Czech Mate - Musicus Medicus 2015

Musicus Medicus - also know as the NSW Doctors Orchestra - will hold its 2015 charity concert at   2.30pm on Sunday 24th May the Concourse Concert Hall in Chatswood.

The program will focus on Czech composers and feature Dvorjak's Cello Concerto in B minor. David Periera will be the soloist. (Here's a link to David's website if you'd like to find out more about him). Also featured on the program will be composers Smetana, Janacek and Weinberger.

General Practitioner David Banney, winner of the 1995 ABC-Westfield Australian Young Conductor of the Year Award, will conduct the orchestra of doctors from all over NSW who come together each year to perform in this concert.

Dr Cathy Fraser - founder of the NSW Doctors' Orchestra
"Musicus Medicus" 
Proceeds from the concert this year will go to  Perinatal Research and Maternal Medicine (PRaMM - here's a link  to their website) at the Kolling Institute at Royal North Shore Hospital and to the City of Sydney Eisteddfod to support the NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship. The scholarship, worth $10,500 dollars annually, is awarded each year to an outstanding instrumentalist between 16 and 25 years of age. The orchestra also funds 3rd prize in the Young Virtuosi Program run by Fine music  102.5FM.

Follow this link to find all the concert details on the NSW Doctors Orchestra Website.

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