NSW Drs Orchestra

NSW Doctors Orchestra

NSW Doctors Orchestra presents From Russia With Love


Published: 23/02/2017 11:00am

The NSW Doctors Orchestra is continuing its partnership with Sydney Eisteddfod to sponsor the NSW Drs Orchestra Sydney Eisteddfod Instrumental Scholarship in 2017. 

Eighty medical professionals and students will perform a fundraising concert for the Scholarship for the 9th consecutive year to fund $10,500 in prize value to some of the best emerging Australian instrumentalists aged 16-25 years of age who take part in the Scholarship this year. 

Founder and manager of the NSW Doctors Orchestra, Doctor Cathy Fraser, said Musicus Medicus (the orchestra’s stage name) aims to use the universal language of music to raise money for charities in medicine and the arts. 

“A lot of our players have come through the Sydney Eisteddfod and we welcome the opportunity to give back,” she said. 

“This year we have some of the most beautiful classical music in a very special repertoire for the audience, played by our dedicated musical medics. The symphony is sublime and the concerto is dramatic. 

Titled From Russia with Love, the concert’s program includes Elena Kats-Chernin’s Russian Rag, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No.5, Khachaturian Violin Concerto and features violin soloist Susan Collins. 

Proceeds from the concert will also benefit Freedom Across Australia, a charity that provides escorted touring for people with disability throughout Australia.

From Russia with Love is on March 19, 2.30pm, at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood.

NSW Doctors Orchestra playing Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major