In Central Texas, a new medical orchestra is launched

Posted on: August 6, 2013

“An orchestra composed of doctors and other medical professionals—the first of its kind in Central Texas—will perform its first concert in October,” writes Amy Denney in Monday’s (8/5) Community Impact Newspaper (Texas). “The Central Texas Medical Orchestra will not only provide medical professionals with a creative outlet, but proceeds from concert ticket sales will benefit local health-related nonprofits. Founder and executive director Walter Laich, a financial and business adviser who also plays classical guitar, decided to launch the medical orchestra after his daughter successfully fought cancer. He had visited her at M.D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston where she was receiving treatment and came across a flier for the Texas Medical Orchestra also based in Houston. ‘It’s just my way of giving back and getting to hang around really challenging people,’ he said…. Laich said the orchestra will have 45 musicians for the first year and eventually total 80-85 musicians in the next four years. Robert Radmer will serve as the music director for the orchestra. He is the founder and music director of the Balcones Community Orchestra and director of the St. Edwards University Symphony.… For more information, visit the CTMO website.”

Posted August 6, 2013