Cathy Fraser

Anna Da Silva Chen receiving the NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship from Dr Cathy Fraser in 2013. Photo: WinkiPoP Media

The 10th Annual NSW Drs Orchestra Fundraising Concert


Published: 07/06/2019 9:00am

Sydney Eisteddfod’s partnership between Musicus Medicus and Sydney Eisteddfod continues in 2019 for the annual NSW Drs Orchestra Fundraising Concert.

On Sunday 16 June, 80 talented medical students and doctors from Metropolitan Sydney and Regional NSW will perform in the annual concert to raise funds for Sydney Eisteddfod’s NSW Drs Orchestra Instrumental Scholarship – an award which fosters musical excellence among young musicians.

Those who attend are promised an inspiring afternoon of beautiful music, featuring Kathryn Selby playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor. The program also includes the popular “Pictures at an Exhibition” by Mussorgsky / Ravel and a new composition by Artistic Director David Banney.

Founder and Manager of the NSW Doctors Orchestra (Musicus Medicus) Cathy Fraser said the orchestra aims to use the universal language of music to raise money for charities – not only in medicine but in the arts.

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

“The Art of Music” will be held at The Concourse Concert Hall, Chatswood on Sunday 16 June at 2:30pm.