First for Toowoomba as Doctor Orchestra Plays

A national orchestra of classically trained medical professionals performing in Toowoomba for the first time will donate all ticket sales to LifeFlight Rescue.

The Australian Doctor’s Orchestra (ADO) has been entertaining all ages in capital and regional cities right around the country for 30 years.

The orchestra will perform at the Empire Theatre on June 16 under the baton of conductor Peter Luff.

The musical journey will start with Verdi’s powerful Overture La Forza del Destino.

This will be followed by Mendelssohn’s beautiful Violin Concerto performed by internationally acclaimed violinist Ike See.

After the interval, the orchestra will perform Grieg’s famous Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, including the famous Morning Mood and In the Hall of the Mountain King.

The concert will finish with Stravinsky’s evocative Firebird Suite (1919 version).

Recently retired Toowoomba General Practitioner and Australia Doctor Orchestra cellist Julie Crozier encouraged locals to buy a ticket.

“It’s going to be an incredible afternoon and every ticket sale will support our essential aeromedical teams at LifeFlight,” she said.

“LifeFlight’s rescue helicopters are such a crucial service for Queenslanders living in regional areas.”

“LifeFlight keeps these people safe before they get to hospital and their incredible work gives them the best possible chance of survival.

“All our ticket sales will be donated to LifeFlight Foundation to ensure regional Queenslanders continue to get the very best aeromedical care.”

LifeFlight Toowoomba Community Engagement Lead Kate Andersen said if you live in the Southern Downs, you most likely know someone who LifeFlight crews had rescued.

“This is a fabulous opportunity for the community to support an organisation that saves lives every day and enjoy these incredibly talented classically trained musicians,” Kate said.

“If you live in the Southern Downs, and you love classical music and want to support LifeFlight’s rescue helicopter crews, please buy yourself a ticket to this incredible event.”

“If everyone just tells one person about the concert, tickets will be sure to sell out.”

Tickets are $45 (adult), $30 (concession) and $20 (children).

Buy tickets here: Australian Doctor’s Orchestra Concert – Empire Theatre