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World Doctors Orchestra

The World Doctors Orchestra was founded in 2008 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 Charit√© 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. G√ľnther 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

Friday, June 7, 2019
Basilique Saint-Remi de Reims, France

Saturday, June 8, 2019
Philharmonie de Paris, France

Sunday, June 9, 2019
Philharmonie Luxembourg

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 3

Stefan Willich, conductor
Delphine Haidan, mezzo-soprano
Chorus Nicolas de Grigny
Children chorus 'Notre Dame Reims'

Tickets (Paris)

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