A meeting of medicine and music: the ADO

THE meeting of music and medicine is not a rarity. We should be proud that the drive needed to harness doctors’ musical energies was the brainchild of Australian plastic surgeon Dr Miki Pohl.

Since its first concert in 1993, the Australian Doctors Orchestra (ADO) has played a concert every year, visited every state and raised funds for charity. 

As a result, it has become an important addition to the musical doctor’s calendar.

To be able to play exciting and demanding works in unique venues is a marvellous privilege. 

This year is no exception, with the orchestra performing at Sydney Town Hall on Sunday 18 September. 

Brahms’s Piano Concerto No 1 and Elgar’s Enigma Variations will be the main fare. The concert will begin with Walton’s rousing Crown Imperial, which, in such an impressive venue, will set the scene for a festive afternoon – celebrating the joy of music as well as