Music for Medicine
with Members of the
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Presented by The American
Thursday, November 15,
On Thursday, November 15, 2012, The
American Austrian Foundation (AAF) will present the
annual Music for Medicine Benefit Concert with
members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Proceeds
from the evening will provide qualified individuals with
fellowships to pursue postgraduate education in medicine.
Ambassador William J. vanden Heuvel and Sanford I.
Weill are the Benefit Chairs. Steven
M. Altschuler, M.D.; Laurie H. Glimcher, M.D.;
Lee Goldman, M.D.; Louis A. Shapiro and H.
Dirk Sostman, M.D. are the Honorary Co-Chairs.
Jeanne D. Andlinger; Noreen Buckfire; Lee
MacCormick Edwards, Ph.D.; Katharine Eltz-Aulitzky;
Anita Gotto; Emmanuella Habsburg-Lothringen;
Marifé Hernández; Carol M. Lee, M.D.;
Elisabeth Muhr; Cynthia D. Sculco; Daisy M.
Soros; Ashley von Perfall and Joan Weill
are the Vice Chairs.
The festive evening will begin at
7:00pm with a concert at Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall
featuring members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra,
led by Dieter Flury, solo flutist of the Vienna
Philharmonic since 1981, and the orchestra's general manager
since 2005. The evening will continue with dinner, a live
auction and a raffle at 8:30pm the Rohatyn Room at
Music for Medicine
supports the Open Medical Institute, a program
founded by The American Austrian Foundation and physicians
from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New
York-Presbyterian Hospital that funds medical seminars
between American and European teaching physicians and
physicians from developing nations worldwide. The program
mentors young, promising physicians and offers them multiple
opportunities to meet with outstanding faculty members to
advance their academic and clinical skills. This
interaction allows these physicians to improve the quality
of healthcare in their developing countries. Faculty
members who share their medical expertise do so on a pro
bono basis. Since its inception, more than 1,300 American
and European faculty members have taught 14,000 physicians
from over 122 countries. Young physicians have come from
Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the countries
of the former Soviet Union. Recent expansion of the program
has included physicians from Africa and Mexico. Some 35
seminars take place each year in Salzburg, Austria.
To purchase tickets and for more
information on the Open Medical Institute or The American
Austrian Foundation, please visit