WHO WE ARE
Drawn from a talented pool of physicians, medical faculty, medical and other students, colleagues and friends, the orchestra brings a unique humanistic, artistic and social dimension to medical education and the medical profession. In 1989, Dr. Ante L. Padjen founded the orchestra with an aim to reinforce the study of humanities at the Faculty of Medicine.
A WORD FROM OUR FOUNDER
Dr. Ante L. Padjen
What propels successful doctors and scientists with hectic lifestyles to devote three hours of their week to a non-professional orchestra? For many, this is a return to something they cherish and really enjoy.
The orchestra allows musicians to express themselves in spite of having turned away from musical careers. I observe a work ethic that almost surpasses that of professional musicians. Highly skilled professionals in various fields, the orchestral members are able to apply their focus and discipline to the practice of music.
The thought of life without music is unimaginable to me; it’s like asking if you can live without food or air. Music is communication. I’m happy to be alive and to be able to play it.
Sunday, December 10, 2023
MSF Sudan Benefit Concert
We are proud to announce our next concert in collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in support of their emergency medical assistance in Sudan. The concert will be held December 10th at 4PM at The Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul.