Medics from across the world swap their stethoscopes for instruments in concert with leading percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, raising money for healthcare-for-the-homeless charity Pathway.
And it’s not just the musicians taking a break from their day jobs: with hoovers, floor polishers and a rifle making their way into the orchestra, this is a concert you won’t forget in a hurry. A programme filled with optimism and humour combines the unequivocally British styles of Bax, Elgar and Malcolm Arnold (in his 100th anniversary year) with a percussive tour-de-force from multiple Grammy Award-winning American composer Michael Daugherty.
Extending their medical mission beyond hospital walls, each World Doctors Orchestra concert raises money for a different medical charity – in this case Pathway, which is dedicated to transforming health services for homeless people.
This performance contains weapons and gun shots
Sponsored by The Doctors Laboratory
£4 booking fee per online/phone transaction.
No fee when tickets are booked in person.
Booking fees are per transaction and not per ticket. If your booking contains several events the highest booking fee will apply. The booking fee may be reduced on certain events. Members do not pay booking fees.
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The Barbican Hall is located within the main Barbican building. Head to Level G and follow the signs to find your seating level.
Silk Street, London
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.