The Durham Medical Orchestra, which is associated with Duke University, was founded in 2010 by volunteer musicians with the mission to unite health-related professionals, Duke University, and the surrounding community through musical performance and collaboration to foster health, wellness, and the cultural enrichment of its audiences and members.
The orchestra now has more than 100 members, including health-related professionals, medical and graduate students of the life sciences, colleagues, and family members.
Their music features major compositions from the classical literature as well as contemporary and newly commissioned works, under the baton of vibrant artistic director and conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant.
Concerts frequently include collaborations with community organizations, visual artists, health leaders, local schools, churches, and professional musicians.
Durham Medical Orchestra has a free concert coming up:
Fall Concert: Harmonies
Sunday, December 9th, 2018
1336 Campus Dr, Durham
The family-friendly concert will include:
- A chance to meet the instruments of the orchestra in Benjamin Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
- Romantic music from Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty, featuring live ballet dancing
- Robert Frost’s poetry set to music, in a collaboration with the Vox Virorum Men’s Chorus (Jeremy Nabors, conductor)
- A playful new composition by Durham composer Alejandro Santoyo
Durham Medical Orchestra advises that parking can be a little bit tricky at Baldwin Auditorium, but there is some parking advice on Baldwin Auditorium’s page.
Future concerts with Durham Medical Orchestra
Check back soon for details.
Performance with the Durham Choral Society
Sunday, March 3rd, 2018
Kids Concert: The Magic of Music
Sunday, April 7th, 2018
2601 Hillsborough Road, Durham
Spring Concert: Fantastic
Sunday, May 5th, 2018