The NSW Doctors Orchestra
conducted by Dr David Banney
“From Russia with Love”
on Sunday 19th March 2017
in the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood
Elena Kats-Chernin - Russian Rag
Khachaturian -Violin concerto - featuring soloist Susan Collins
Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.5
Our rehearsal venue is Abbotsleigh School in Wahroonga, 1666 Pacific Highway (Corner of Ada Ave). This is one block from Wahroonga station and many shops, cafes, bakeries and supermarket, ideal for lunchtimes. Undercover parking will be provided, and access from the carpark is one short flight of stairs. Details and map will follow to registrants attending rehearsals on Sat 4th March, Sunday 5th March and Sat 18th March.
This is the link to a map of the school’s position.
Musicus Medicus, founded in 2004 by General Practitioner Dr Cathy Fraser to give NSW Doctors and medical students an opportunity to enjoy music together. Every year about 80 doctors and medical students come together from both metropolitan and rural NSW and from across the medical disciplines to share a passion for music, and to raise money for medical charities and young musicians. For 12 years they have been conducted by GP Dr David Banney, winner of the 1995 ABC-Westfield Australian Young Conductor of the Year Award.
We have an ongoing relationship with Sydney Eisteddfod funding the “NSW Doctors Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship” for 16-25 year olds, worth $10,500 annually. This scholarship is a major highlight of the Sydney Eisteddfod program, attracting the finest talent from Australia. Investing in the arts is always worthwhile, and over the past eight years, this scholarship has contributed some $75,000 to the cultural capital of the nation by making it possible for eight outstanding young musicians to study abroad.
In addition we support the Young Virtuosi Program run by Fine Music 102.5FM, who will be recording the concert.
This year the medical charity we have chosen to support is Freedom Across Australia (FAA), an activity of the Gosford City / Narara Lions Club providing escorted touring throughout Australia for people with disability. Buses are owned and maintained by FAA, and cost of tours is kept low by qualified volunteers paying their share and many Lions Clubs throughout Australia assisting with accommodation and catering. The funds raised from this concert will contribute towards the purchase of another bus, to enable more handicapped people to benefit from this generous initiative.
PLAYERS Follow this link to the REGISTRATION FORM
Rehearsals: 9am - 5pm on Sat 4th March, Sun 5th March and Sat 18th March at Abbotsleigh School, Wahroonga
Concert day: Sun 19th March, from 9:30 am at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood