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‘Doctors in Concert’ make music, remove barriers for childhood learning


or more than 10 years local physicians
have committed their time and talent
to transition from practicing medicine
to practicing music to benefit the Children’s
Discovery Museum in Uptown Normal.
“Doctors in Concert” started as a small
recital to benefit the Children’s Discovery
Museum Foundation, a 501 (c)3 nonprofit
organization created to support the mission
of the museum to inspire the love of learning
through the power of play. Over the years,
the fundraiser has supported medical and
health exhibits and programs. Concert
Chair John Wohlwend and David Horine
with Horine’s Pianos Plus in Bloomington
developed the concept after Wohlwend noticed
a doctor friend also held a fin
fine arts degree
in music. Local
event and lined
up to perform.
“We have a
group of doctors
in our community,”
said Wohlwend.
Above: Dr. D
“It’s no surprise our
Skillrud on the piano.

‘Doctors in Concert’ demonstrate a level
of excellence in both work and play.”
Physicians perform classical and
contemporary melodies on piano, violin, cello,
guitar, and harmonica. Audiences enjoy a
relaxing evening of music, appetizers,
cocktails, and a silent auction.
The popular fundraiser has
continued to grow, requiring a larger
venue each year. Wohlwend said the
“Doctors in Concert” committee decided
to expand the evening’s offerings this
year and relocate to the DoubleTree by
Hilton Hotel and Conference Center
at 10 Brickyard Drive in Bloomington.
This year’s concert will be held 6:00-8:30
p.m. on Saturday, April 7. Advance tickets are
$30 and $35 at the door. Student and senior
tickets are $25. They can be purchased at the
Children’s Discovery Museum, Horine’s Pianos
Plus, Jack Lewis Jewelers, or at the door the
night of the concert. Individuals or businesses
interested in sponsoring this event should
contact Amy Pitzer at the museum apitzer@ or (309) 433-3448. Multiple
packages are available, and donations are tax
deductible. Busey Bank and the Snyder Family
Foundation are already proud supporters.

Right: Dr.
Meng Horng
playing the
guitar and

Left: Dr. Darrell
Looney and his
son Darrian
perform the
“We are humbled by the generous health
providers who are committed to removing
barriers to educational and cultural experiences
for children in our community,” said Beth
Whisman, Executive Director of the Children’s
Discovery Museum. This year’s lineup of
doctors incudes Dr. Jerry Antonini, Dr. Bill
Bond, Dr. Darrell Looney, Dr. Joe Santiago
Dr. Susan Sheppard, and Dr. David Skillrud.
For more information check our website at
visit or find the
museum on Facebook and Twitter.


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