Dave talks with Miki Pohl, from the Australian Drs Orhcestra in Hobart this weekend.

The Australian Doctors Orchestra (ADO) is a unique national fellowship of medical professionals who are also classically trained musicians. Since their first concert in 1993, the orchestra has played a concert every year and in every state, using each occasion to raise funds for charity.

The concerts feature acclaimed soloists and orchestral perform.

Sunday  the ADO venture to Hobart for the second time in their 26 year history. More than 100 medical professionals from all around Australia will share two days of final rehearsals culminating in a performance on the Sunday afternoon at the Stanley Burbury Theatre at the University of Tasmania.

The ADO has chosen Lifeline Tasmania as their chosen charity, with all proceeds from the ticket sakes being donated to Lifeline Tasmania.

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The Concert will be performed under the baton of maestro Phillip Taylor. It will commence with Respighi: Fountains of Rome, and feature the acclaimed violinist Kathryn Taylor performing Sibelius: Violin Concerto, and will conclude with Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade.


The Australian Doctors Orchestra (ADO) was founded in 1993 by then Hobart plastic surgeon and violinist Miki Pohl. He had been intrigued by the disproportionate number of doctors playing at the Mount Buller string music camps, and in the Hobart Chamber Orchestra. He saw the formation of a doctors’ orchestra as an exciting prospect, and his idea became a reality with our first concert in Melbourne in 1993. This featured Melbourne GP William Kimber who played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor.