Concert May 3 2018

Announcing our spring concert, the last of the season, on May 3, 2018. Please join us at 7:30 P.M. at 111 East 33rd Street for the annual Norman Annenberg Memorial Concert.


Russian Easter Festival Overture – N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov

Variations on a Rococo Theme – P.I. Tchaikovsky

Symphony No 4 – P.I. Tchaikovsky


Meet our soloist:

                                                               Ben Larsen

Known for the energy he brings to the stage, cellist Benjamin Larsen has forged a reputation as an avid chamber musician in the New York City area. His knack for adventurous programming comes through in his work as Artistic Director of the series, Concerts on the Slope, and in the projects that he spearheads, working with some of today’s most notable composers, including Robert Sirota, Reena Esmail, Tania Leon, Ke-Chia Chen and many others. In 2016, Larsen launched a project with flutist Martha Cargo, “Pieces of Eight,” which is comprised of eight commissioned works by eight different composers for Flute-Cello duo. The project promotes the genre, and provides the opportunity to work closely with composers of various generational and cultural backgrounds. He has also performed alongside members of the Emerson, American, Chiara and Tokyo quartets, as well as Daniel Epstein, Vicky Chow, Ian Rosenbaum, Eriko Sato and Linda Chesis.

Mr. Larsen is a graduate of Manhattan School of Music, where he was the recipient of the Hans and Klara Bauer Scholarship, as well as the 2011 Pablo Casals Award. His past mentors have included Julia Lichten, David Finckel and Eric Dahlin, as well as lessons with Marta Istomin and Bonnie Hampton. He spent a year playing with the band, The Left Banke, and attended summer festivals including Pacific Music Festival, Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Music@Menlo, and Castleman’s Quartet Program. In addition to his busy performance schedule, he holds a private teaching studio in addition to faculty positions at Music School of Westchester, DZ Strad Violin Shop and Florentine Music School. He plays on a 19th century anonymous cello.

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 Music Director: Kyunghun Kim

About the orchestra

THE DOCTORS ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY OF NEW YORK is celebrating its 78th to 79th season. It was founded in 1938 by physicians interested in performing symphonic music. 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.
Please read this New York Times article about our first concert, led by Ignatz Waghalter:
Our concerts are free for all the public to enjoy and the orchestra is able to keep the music playing by your generous donations.  Your donation will greatly contribute to further the development of our organization.   We are a non-profit organization with a 501(c)3 tax exempt status.

If you are interested in contributing, you may contact us at the email address below, or we would be very pleased to accept your donation at our next concert!