Press Release: Local eastern suburbs doctors to feature in concert for charity

May 5, 2014


The eastern suburbs will be well represented on Sunday, 25 May, when the NSW Doctors Orchestra under the baton of Dr David Banney present a fundraising concert entitled Stage & Screen at the Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood. The 78 members of this orchestra practise in medical fields, play for pleasure and gather occasionally under the banner of Musicus Medicus to give concerts for charity.

Several local practitioners play with the orchestra, paediatrician Dr Jacky Pollack who plays the clarinet and Bondi GP and cellist Dr Debbie Hill, among them. The orchestra donates proceeds from its concerts to a different medical charity each year and on this occasion the Day of Difference Foundation, will benefit. Established by Ron Delizio and his wife Catherine Martin in 2004 following the tragic accidents of their daughter Sophie, this deserving charity works tirelessly to prevent the incidence and impact of children’s critical injuries in Australia.

Aware of the importance of music in everyday life, the orchestra also supports the arts. It contributes generously to the Young Virtuosi program run by Fine Music 102.5, and proudly sponsors a $10,500 instrumental scholarship that carries its name in the annual Sydney Eisteddfod program.

In Stage & Screen, the doctors will perform a program of memorable music from much-loved films and ballets. Pianist Evgeny Ukhanov will feature as soloist playing Addinsall’s Warsaw Concerto and Ayse Shanal, a former winner of the Sydney Eisteddfod McDonald’s Operatic Aria, will lift her lovely voice in a selection of songs from Bernstein’s West Side Story.

Not surprisingly, these talented doctors have a dedicated following, so to avoid disappointment book without delay.

What: NSW Doctors Orchestra Fundraising Concert When Sunday, 25 May at 2.30pm
Where: The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood
Tickets: Adult: $45; Concession $35; Child $25; Family $95 Bookings: or

or by calling Ticketek on 1300 795 012

For immediate release

Jennie Lees
Media Liaison & Public Information