Combining fine music
with global medical responsibility.
A Message from the President,
Sheyna Nicole Burt, Esq.
Donate to WDO,
Save the World One Note at a Time
March - Dubai
June - Hamburg/Berlin
October - Warsaw/Krakow
The Good Works of WDO, USA and its Sister Organization, WDO, e.V.
It is an exciting (and busy) time to be part of World Doctors Orchestra!
In 2018, WDO will celebrate ten years of making a difference in the lives of others through music. The orchestra takes its mission to Dubai in March, Hamburg/Berlin in June, and Warsaw/Krakow in October. We invite you to learn about our accomplishments as set forth in our most recent Annual Report: https://www.world-doctors-orchestra.org/fileadmin/wdo/redakteure/Pressematerial/WDO_jubilee_report_2018_web.pdf.
We are especially delighted to partner again with the NIH Philharmonia, this time to present a Summer Session in National Harbor, Maryland and Washington, D.C. From August 14 through 18, members of WDO and NIH Phil will join forces for a week of rehearsals and performances to benefit the charities of the National Institutes of Health.
Who We Are and What We Do
For the uninitiated, the North American iteration of World Doctors Orchestra was founded in 2011 so that we might better serve the charities and donors of the United States and Canada; WDO's sister organization was established in Berlin in 2008. Our vision is to remove barriers to access to healthcare via the international language of music; our mission is to provide worthy healthcare charities with financial development opportunities that qualify as tax deductible charitable contributions in the United States.
WDO now includes more than 1,000 physician-musicians and has provided half a million Euros to support charities including:
Ambulance Boat for Bolenge
The Association of the Friends of the German Heart Centre Berlin
BC Children’s Hospital Foundation
Berlin Center for the Treatment of Torture Victims
Centre Intégré de Recherches Biocliniques d’Abidian
Centre of Disabled Children and Young People of Armenia
Corporación de Adelanto Amigo de Panguipulli
Dentists for Africa
Förderkreis für krebskranke Kinder und Jugendliche Bonn
Formosa Cancer Foundation
The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland
George Mark Children's House
HOPE Cape Town
Hugo Tempelman Foundation
The Michael Foundation
Refugio de Cristo de Valparaíso
The Seattle Times Fund for the Needy
Whitman Walker Health Clinic
While the daily work of our physician-musicians 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. Your support of the 2017 Annual Fund makes this conviction a reality.
Sheyna Burt, President
World Doctors Orchestra, Inc.
At least three times a year, some 125 physicians from all over the world exchange their white coats for evening attire and perform benefit concerts to support global medical aid projects. While their daily work focuses on healing one patient at a time, as an orchestra they promote the conviction that neither national borders nor political or economic interests should limit access to basic healthcare.
As a result of the generosity of people like you, WDO has taken performances in world class venues in Armenia, Austria, China, Germany, Taiwan, South Africa, and the U.S. and translated them into financial support for organizations including: George Mark Children's House, The Free Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio; Whitman Walker Health in Washington, D.C.; The Hugo Tempelman Foundation's Ndlovu Medical Center in Elandsdoorn, South Africa; the Formosa Cancer Foundation in Taiwan; and Dentists for Africa in Kenya.
The relationship between World Doctors Orchestra and NIH Philharmonia began in June of 2017 when members of WDO joined NIH Phil for a remarkable evening of music, philanthropy, and fellowship. As a continuation of that relationship, WDO and NIH Phil are excited to present "Summer Is Russian in."
The concert will take place on Saturday, August 18, 2018, at 7:30 PM at Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street, NW Washington, DC. Maestra Nancia D’Alimonte, Ph.D., will lead the orchestra in a performance of favorites including Rimsky-Korsakov's Russian Easter Overture, Smetana's The Moldau, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
The featured charities are:
The Children’s Inn at the National Institutes of Health, a residential “place like home” for sick children and their families while the children are receiving groundbreaking medical treatments at the NIH, the world’s leading biomedical research center; while the NIH takes care of the child’s medical needs, The Inn tends to the child’s heart, soul and spirit;
Special Love, which lets kids be kids, through camps, financial assistance, and a community of support that lets them (and their families) know that they’re not alone in their battle; and
Friends of Patients at the NIH, which provides emergency financial assistance for patients participating in research protocols at the National Institutes of Health.
General Admission Tickets are $20 for adults, free to youth 17 and under; to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/world-doctors-orchestra-and-nih-philharmonia-live-in-concert-tickets-47480689019. Group discounts are available by contacting WDO President, Sheyna Burt, via the "Contact us today!" box.
World Doctors Orchestra USA:
Serving Healthcare Charities from the Concert Hall
Questions? Contact us today!