World Doctors Orchestra, NIH Philharmonia to Present “Summer is Russian In”

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Provided by World Doctors Orchestra

Beginning on Aug. 14, members of World Doctors Orchestra and NIH Philharmonia will rehearse intensely for approximately one week before presenting two performances to benefit the charities of the National Institutes of Health:

  • On Friday, Aug. 17 at 7:30 p. m., the orchestra will open its dress rehearsal to the general public.  This free, informal performance will take place in the Grand Atrium of Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, Maryland.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7:30 p. m., the orchestra will present its formal concert in the historic Church of the Epiphany in Northwest Washington, D.C.  General admission tickets are $20 each and given space limitations, advance purchase is recommended (

Building Relationships, Raising Funds, Making a Difference

The relationship between World Doctors Orchestra (WDO) and NIH Philharmonia (NIH Phil) began in June  2017 when members of WDO joined NIH Phil for a remarkable evening of music, philanthropy, and fellowship.  As a continuation of that relationship, the organizations will collaborate on Summer is Russian in, featuring Russian Easter Overture, The Moldau, and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

“The proceeds of the event will benefit the charities of the National Institutes of Health: The Children’s Inn (a residential environment for children receiving treatment at NIH and their families), Special Love (summer camps for children living with Cancer), and Friends of Patients at the NIH (financial assistance for patients participating in research protocols at NIH),“ says World Doctors Orchestra President Sheyna Burt.  “The musicians donate their time and talents, using their gifts to make the world a bit easier for those facing health challenges.  It’s a real privilege.”

Friday’s dress rehearsal performance is free; General Admission Tickets for Saturday’s formal concert are $20 and available at



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