Doctors Getting Ready For Physicians Talent Showcase

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation will be presenting its third annual Physicians Talent Showcase, featuring the musical talents of up to 20 local doctors and medical professionals. This fun-filled event will be held at the Harriet Himmel Theater at CityPlace in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $75 each (tax deductible) and can be purchased by calling Complete Ticket Solutions at (866) 449-2489. Money raised from the event will benefit three local nonprofit organizations: Adopt-a-Family of the Palm Beaches, Faith’s Place Center for Education and the Kretzer Piano Music Foundation.

Adopt-a-Family of the Palm Beaches is dedicated to restoring formerly homeless families in crisis to stability and self-sufficiency by providing access to all-encompassing services for families and their children.

Faith’s Place Center for Education in Pleasant City prepares young minds for the future by providing educational services in the form of preschool, tutorials, extended care and college prep programs.

The Kretzer Piano Music Foundation provides performance opportunities for young musicians by sponsoring music events and aid/scholarships for music instruction to children from low-income families.

“The Physicians Talent Showcase is part of Kretzer Piano’s ongoing ‘Music for the Mind’ concert series benefiting children’s charities and music education,” founder Kathi Kretzer said. “This exciting concert will feature ballroom dancers, vocalists, instrumentalists, a doctor band and even a comedian. Among the talented performers are the guitar-playing emergency medicine Dr. John Fernandez, dermatologist Dr. Robin Shecter, pianist Dr. Robin Arrigo and the always-popular opera-singing veterinarian Dr. Xavier Garcia. This music-packed event is truly the perfect prescription for a great evening.”

The first two showcases raised more than $90,000. The foundation is still looking for sponsors for the August fundraising concert. For more information, call Kretzer at (561) 748-0036 or visit

But before the August event, Kretzer Piano’s monthly “Music for the Mind” concert series will present the Stuart School of Music on concert on Tuesday, June 17 at 7 p.m., also at the Harriet Himmel Theater. Guest artist Alex Meixner will be featured in the concert. Meixner is a Grammy-nominated musician and accordion virtuoso who has performed throughout the United States. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For tickets, call (772) 221-8000.


ABOVE: Dr. John Fernandez with a guitar, Dr. Robin Shecter, Dr. Robin Arrigo on the piano and Dr. Xavier Garcia. PHOTO COURTESY TRACEY BENSON PHOTOGRAPHY