Musically gifted doctors reunite for the 12th edition of The Doctors’ Orchestra

A fundraising concert at Cadogan Hall in aid of UK-based charity Freedom from Torture

A unique group of medical professionals known as The Doctor’s Orchestra, led by surgeon and musician Stephen Brearley, will be reuniting for their annual concert. The performance will take place on Monday 20 September 2021 in London’s prestigious Cadogan Hall, enjoy from the seats with fellow classical music fans in the historic setting, or stream the event from the comfort of your home.

The twelfth concert in support of Freedom from Torture, the concert will open with the brilliant Bartered Bride Overture by Bedřich Smetana, the acknowledged ‘father of Czech music’, and concludes with one of the greatest works by leading Czech composer, Antonín Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. Between these works comes the reflective Second Symphony of Johannes Brahms, a composer steeped in central European folk music and an admirer and promoter of the music of Dvořák.

Winner of the prestigious Pierre Fournier Award, and referred to as a 'mesmerising musical treasure' by The Strad Magazine, the London-based cellist Gemma Rosefield will also make her second appearance with the orchestra in Dvořák’s passionate Concerto, which he composed in the US but is suffused with longing for his Czech homeland.

The funds raised will be a vital lifeline for survivors of torture. In particular, it will support Freedom from Torture’s music therapy programme, led by Bosnian refugee and music therapist Harmin Sijercic. Harmin trained as a classical pianist when the war started in the ‘90s. He fled to the UK and now uses his skills to help fellow refugees and survivors to heal from torture through music.


Gemma Rosefield: Cello

Stephen Brearley: Conductor

The Doctors’ Orchestra

Save the date: Monday 20 September 2021, 7:30pm

Ticket price: £10.00 (live-stream ticket) and from £15 to £32.00 at Cadogan Hall

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