Join us for a very special gala concert by the Doctors' Orchestra, an ensemble of 75 musically gifted doctors from the UK and abroad, who will be taking to the stage of London's prestigious Cadogan Hall to raise funds for Freedom from Torture.
In its eighth concert for Freedom from Torture, The Doctors’ Orchestra is joined by the Portuguese soprano Susana Gaspar in a performance of Strauss’s much loved Four Last Songs. Completed in the 86th and last year of the composer’s life, these glorious songs express both the composer’s passion for the soprano voice and a mellow acceptance of life’s approaching end.
Berlioz’s opera Béatrice et Bénédict was also a late work but this time one crackling with wit, humour and vivacity. Rachmaninov’s First Symphony, by contrast, was an early work whose disastrous first performance caused the composer to suffer a nervous breakdown but which has subsequently come to be recognised as a thrilling work of true genius.
All proceeds raised through ticket sales and donations in lieu of attendance will go directly to Freedom from Torture.
Tickets are £15, £25 and £32 and can be booked online via the Cadogan Hall's website or by calling the box office on 020 7730 4500.