The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Los Angeles announces that the Los Angeles Metropolitan Youth Orchestra and Christiane Engel, granddaughter of Dr. Albert Schweitzer, will perform at the GRAMMY Museum on Saturday, October 5 from 5-7pm.
In her youth, Christiane spent many unforgettable months with her grandfather in Europe and Africa. Today, she is an internationally renowned classical pianist who has performed around the world. Like her grandfather, she is also a doctor and serves on the Board of Directors at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréne, Gabon in Africa.
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Youth Orchestra consists of approximately 40 talented young musicians from the greater Los Angeles area.
“This event epitomizes Dr. Albert Schweitzer,” said Dr. John Su, Program Director of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Los Angeles. “We will be furthering a great cause even as we enjoy wonderful music from talented artists.”
Tickets are $50. The GRAMMY Museum is located at 800 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles. The event takes place from 5-7pm.
Founded in 2007 with a generous start-up grant from Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Los Angeles is one of 11 Schweitzer program sites across the United States dedicated to developing a pipeline of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs. Since the programs’ inception, nearly 80 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered approximately 15,000 hours of service. Sponsors of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship in Los Angeles include Kaiser Permanente of Southern California and the Baxter International Foundation.
About The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) is improving the health of vulnerable people now and for the future by developing a corps of Leaders in Service—professionals skilled in creating positive change with and in our communities, our health and human service systems, and our world.
Through community-based, mentored direct service and a multidisciplinary, reflective leadership development program, ASF is building community capacity and training a professional workforce that is:
- skilled in addressing the underlying causes of health inequities;
- committed to improving the health outcomes of underserved communities; and
- prepared for a life of continued service.
To date, nearly 2,500 Schweitzer Fellows have delivered nearly 500,000 hours of service to nearly 300,000 people in need. Additionally, more than 100 Fellows have provided care at the 100-year-old Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Africa. Through this work, and through the contributions of Fellows whose professional careers serve their communities, ASF perpetuates the legacy and philosophy of physician-humanitarian Dr. Albert Schweitzer. ASF has 12 program locations in the U.S. and one in Lambaréné, Africa. Its national office is located in Boston, MA and hosted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.