THE DOCTORS ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is celebrating its 78th Season. It was founded in 1938 by physicians interested in performing symphonic music under the direction of Ignatz Waghalter (see December 2016 Concert information for more on Waghalter or waghalter.com).
In recent years it has added community musicians representing the diverse professions in the metropolitan area. The Doctors Orchestra performs four to six concerts annually, often donating its services for benefits. Depending on the music, the orchestra performs concerts with between 50 and 60 members. The orchestra has performed in New York’s major concert halls including Carnegie Hall, Town Hall and Avery Fisher Hall.