International doctors’ orchestra: bound for Buffalo

Posted on: July 18, 2014

“It’s like fire and ice, the sizzling concerts the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has planned this week for the cool of Kleinhans Music Hall,” writes Mary Kunz Goldman in Thursday’s (7/17) Buffalo News. “At 8 p.m. Saturday, the Kleinhans stage will be overflowing. Sharing the stage with the BPO will be the Doctors of the World Orchestra, 40 music-minded physicians. The visiting orchestra boasts one musician from Grand Island, bassoonist and cardiologist Friedrich Albert. The rest of the doctors come from all over the United States, as well as points beyond. At last count there were seven from Germany; two from England, and one each from South Africa, Taiwan, Norway, Denmark and Costa Rica…. [Music Director JoAnn] Falletta is conducting Holst’s ‘The Planets,’ Bernstein’s Overture to ‘Candide’ and Respighi’s ‘The Pines of Rome.’ … Proceeds of Saturday’s concert are benefiting the new John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital” in Buffalo. The World Doctors Orchestra, based in Berlin, Germany and Cleveland, Ohio, was founded in 2007 and sponsors concerts twice a year by physicians from all over the world to benefit various medical aid projects.

Posted July 18, 2014