At least three times a year, physicians from all over the world exchange their white coats for evening attire and perform benefit concerts to support global medical aid projects. While their daily work focuses on healing one patient at a time, as an orchestra they promote the conviction that neither national borders nor political or economic interests should limit access to basic healthcare. The also donate the proceeds of the concert to a local charity.
A Children’s House for the Soul has been chosen as the charity who will benefit from the proceeds of the Houston Concert! We are so thankful and can’t wait for a wonderful evening of world-class music. We are hoping for a sell-out crowd, so get your tickets now!
On August 17, 2019, at 7:00 PM at Stude Concert Hall on the campus of Rice University, WDO will present a concert featuring Mei Rui, D.M.A., in a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 1, followed by Brahms’s Symphony No. 3.
The Bronze Medal Winner of the World Piano Competition in 2015, Dr. Mei Rui was praised by the Boston Globe as a “riveting” virtuoso, and by Boston Musical Intelligencer as a concert artist with “deeply felt and intense musicality.” Pianist Mei Rui has performed to critical acclaim in the United States and abroad, including a recent performance of Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. A graduate of Yale University, Yale School of Music, and Stony Brook, she holds duo-degrees in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (B.A.) and Music (M.M., A.D. D.M.A). While pursuing her D.M.A., she taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Organic and General Chemistry at the Sophie Davis Biomedical School at the City University of New York (2008-2012). Last year, she performed a season-opening concert with violinists Xiang Yu at the Louvre Museum Auditorium in Paris, France. Her recording of Eric Nathan’s solo works for piano with the producer Judith Sherman, who received a Grammy Nomination in 2015. Mike Greenberg writes of a recent solo recital in San Antonio, “Rui possesses “breathtaking technique” and an “extraordinary command of color”.
For more information about Dr. Rui and WDO, visit www.meiruipiano.com and www.wdousa.org.