The Detroit Medical Orchestra will begin its 2022-2023 season with “Pioneering Passages,” featuring Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at St. Andrew’s Memorial Hall on the campus of Wayne State University, at 5401 Cass Avenue in Detroit.
Parking is available in WSU structure No. 2 and on Anthony Wayne Drive.
The concert will also showcase Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides (Overture), Op. 26; and Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 2, Op. 55.
The performance is free and open to all as part of the Detroit Medical Orchestra’s regular concert season, giving the gift of music to thousands of appreciative concert-goers over the last several years. The orchestra was formed by a group of School of Medicine students and faculty musicians in 2010. Musicians include medical students, medical school faculty, physicians, nursing staff and other health care professionals. Membership is open to anyone in the health field.
The non-profit organization explores the connections between music and healing, fosters partnerships among medical and health care professionals, and provides community services and community arts services to improve the quality of life in Detroit.
The orchestra’s entire regular concert season includes three more performances, scheduled in 2023 on Feb. 19, March 25 (chamber music collage) and May 21. Details, including musical works, locations and times, are available at www.detroitmedicalorchestra.org.