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AdventHealth Orchestra made up of doctors and nurses who use music to heal

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The AdventHealth Orchestra formed in 2021 to create community and memorialize lost co-workers.

Watch this video to hear from orchestra members about what making music means to them.

In Central Florida, AdventHealth is known for, well, health care. But the organization is made up of people – individuals who have put everything they have into caring for the community.

And now, they say they have a new way to help – and to heal: the AdventHealth Orchestra.

Watch the video below to hear from orchestra members about what making music means to them. We'll speak to orchestra director Richard Hickam, along with musicians and co-workers Amelia Lane and Grace Lai.

AdventHealth Orchestra rehearses special Christmas concert

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from hurricanes to historic space flights, from the people and procedures of Florida’s justice system to the changing face of the state’s economy. When local issues have received international attention, Nicole has reported worldwide for TV news outlets such as CNN, HLN, ABC, Fox News Channel, and BBC News 24.< When she’s off duty, Nicole can often be found performing with one of Central Florida’s many theatre companies, or taking in local arts, culture and music.