Doctors’ orchestra dazzles patients, staff at Harborview
Eighty-some members of the World Doctors Orchestra played a benefit concert June 6 at Harborview Medical Center. Dozens of patients, family members and hospital staff attended.
Assembled in very close quarters in Harborview's atrium-topped cafeteria, the players were dressed for the 87-degree day and went through several cases of bottled water during the program of more than two hours. They ended with the percussive Symphony No. 5 of Dmitri Shostakovitch, complete with timpani and gong – a piece that could be heard throughout the hospital's core.
In its U.S. West Coast premiere, the orchestra also played Seattle's Benaroya Hall on June 7 and traveled to Vancouver, BC, for a concert June 8.
Listen to Saturday's entire performance of Samuel Jones' "Overture for a City."