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World Doctors Orchestra

The World Doctors Orchestra was founded in 2007 and combines the pleasure of fine music with global medical responsibility. Two to three times a year, some 100 physicians from all over the world exchange their white coats for evening attire and perform a benefit concert for medical aid projects. While our daily work focuses on healing one patient at a time, as an orchestra we promote the conviction that neither national borders nor political or economic interests should limit access to basic healthcare.

We invite medical doctors to share our vision by participating in the sessions. The rehearsals include coaching by professional musicians, proficiency in classical instrument and orchestra experience are required. The World Doctors Orchestra is an independent non-profit organization driven by the spirit and dedication of the players. 

Founder and conductor of the World Doctors Orchestra is Stefan Willich, Professor in Medicine at the Charité University Medical Center in Berlin and former President of the Berlin Music Conservatory Hanns Eisler.

The World Doctors Orchestra is a registered non-profit association and has tax exempt status in Germany (District Court Berlin-Charlottenburg, VR 27873 B) and in the U.S. (World Doctors Orchestra, Inc.). The World Doctors Orchestra is a member of the Bundesverband Deutscher Liebhaberorchester e.V.

Board of Trustees
Maestro Zubin Mehta, Honorary Member
The Dowager Viscountess Rothermere, The Lady R Foundation
Martin Hoffmann, General Manager Berliner Philharmoniker
Pamela Rosenberg, Liz Mohn Foundation
Dr. Günther Jonitz, President of the Berlin Medical Association

International Orchestra Committee
Dr. Jonathan Lass, Cleveland, OH, USA
Dr. Philip Dodd, Dublin, Ireland
Dr. Tobias Breyer, Essen, Germany
Dr. Wibke Voigt, Dortmund, Germany
Dr. Ching-Hong Kao, Taipei, Taiwan

Next Concerts

June 9, 2017, 8.30 pm
LAC, Lugano, Switzerland

June 10, 2017, 8.45 pm
Teatro Sociale, Como, Italy

Gioachino Rossini, Overture William Tell

Aaron Copland, Old American Songs (with children choir Clairière)

Felix Mendelssohn, Symphony No. 5 in D major/minor (“Reformation”)

Stefan Willich, conductor

Coro Clairière della Svizzeria italiana, under the direction of Brunella Clerici

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