Upcoming Concerts

Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto–On Sale

kitajenkoSaturday, November 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) Auditorium 3
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Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor
Gerhard Oppitz, piano

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 73 (Emperor)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Thursday, December 4, 2014, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
There is no charge for this performance

The Doha String Quartet

The Doha String Quartet:
Nina Heidenreich, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Andrea Mereutza, viola
Christoph Schmitz, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 13 for Strings in G Major, KV 525 (Eine kleine Nachtmusik)
Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin
Carl Michael Zierer: Romanza Verliebt (In Love), Op. 319
Johann Strauss Sr.: Chinese Polka
Johann Sebastian Bach: From Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: Air (arranged)
Antonín Dvořák: Humoresque (arr. A. Schmidt)
Johann Schrammel: March Wien bleibt Wien (Vienna Remains Vienna)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Divertimento in F Major, K. 138
Jules Massenet: From Thaïs: Méditation
Johann Schrammel: Lumpen Polka

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Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra—On Sale

Alastair Willis (Todd Rosenberg Photography)

Alastair Willis (Todd Rosenberg Photography)

Saturday, December 6, 2014, 7:30 pm
Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) Auditorium 3 Buy Tickets QR100

Alastair Willis, conductor
Vadym Kholodenko, piano

Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to La Forza del Destino
Sergei Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: Telemann and Mozart

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Plaster relief by Leonard Posch, 1788/89, in Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna. Photo B Robinson.

Thursday, January 8, 2015, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
There is no charge for this performance

Eugen Bold, violin
Flóra Kovács, violin
Islam Nour El-Hefnawy, violin
Raluca Stancel, violin
Edita Fabek, viola
Judit Kelemen, viola
Olivia Farkas, cello
András Chlebovics, horn
Atilla Szücs, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Quintet in E Flat Major, KV 407 / 386c
Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite in F Major for 2 horns, strings and basso continuo, TWV 55: F12

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Buchbinder Plays Brahms

Rudolf Buchbinder (c) Philipp Horak

Rudolf Buchbinder (c) Philipp Horak

Saturday, January 10, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor
Rudolf Buchbinder, piano

Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Telemann and Mozart

Georg Phillipp Telemann. Aguatint by Valentin Daniel Preisler after lost portrait by Ludwig Michael Schneider (1750), via Wikimedia Commons.

Georg Phillipp Telemann. Aquatint by Valentin Daniel Preisler after lost portrait by Ludwig Michael Schneider (1750), via Wikimedia Commons.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Esplanade
There is no charge for this performance

Eugen Bold, violin
Flóra Kovács, violin
Islam Nour El-Hefnawy, violin
Raluca Stancel, violin
Edita Fabek, viola
Judit Kelemen, viola
Olivia Farkas, cello
András Chlebovics, horn
Atilla Szücs, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Horn Quintet in E Flat Major, KV 407 / 386c
Georg Philipp Telemann: Suite in F Major for 2 horns, strings and basso continuo, TWV 55: F12

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Kitajenko Conducts Brahms

Johannes Brahms, in plaster bust by Ilse Conrat, 1898, in Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna. Photo B Robinson

Johannes Brahms, in plaster bust by Ilse Conrat, 1898, in Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna. Photo B Robinson

Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Mozart, Haydn and Mario Bros.

imageWednesday, January 21, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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The Doha String Quartet:
Nina Heidenreich, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Andrea Mereutza, viola
Christoph Schmitz, cello

Mario Bros. for Strings
Franz Josef Haydn: String Quartet in C Major, Op. 33 No. 3 (The Bird)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, KV 157

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Concerto for Oud Quartet

Saturday, January 24, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Fazil Say during 2011 rehearsals, from Serdar Saygı via Wikimedia Commons

Fazil Say during 2011 rehearsals, from Serdar Saygı via Wikimedia Commons

Rengim Gökmen, conductor
Mofid Nehme, soprano oud
Elie Elhajj, tenor oud
Chantal Abou Rjeilly, alto oud
Gassan Hajj Hassan, bass oud

Mofid Nehme: Dialog. Concerto No. 1 for Oud Quartet and Orchestra in G Minor
Fazil Say: Istanbul Symphony

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Antiphonal Music of Gabrieli

(c) David Corby via Wikimedia Commons

(c) David Corby via Wikimedia Commons

Wednesday, January 28, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Gideon Seidenberg, horn
Attila Szücs, horn
Daniel Edelhoff, trumpet
Joris Laenen, trumpet
Philipp Rebmann, trumpet
Tomoki Kirita, trumpet
Dimo Pishtyalov, trombone
György Gvicsan, trombone
Norbert Zakó, trombone
Mario Torrijo Navarro, tuba

Giovanni Gabrieli: Antiphonal music for brass

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Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Ludwig van Beethoven, in 1812 plaster bust by Franz Klein, Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna. Photo B Robinson

Ludwig van Beethoven, in 1812 plaster bust by Franz Klein, Kunsthistorischen Museums, Vienna. Photo B Robinson

Saturday, January 31, 2015, 7:30 pm
Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) Theatre
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Alastair Willis, conductor
Felicitas Fuchs, soprano
Elisabeth Meister, alto
Robert Gambill, tenor
David Jerusalem, bass baritone
MDR Radio Choir of Leipzig

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, Op. 125

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Mozart String Quartet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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The Doha String Quartet:
Nina Heidenreich, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Andrea Mereutza, viola
Christoph Schmitz, cello

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, KV 157

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Music From Swan Lake

Nikolay Cherkasov in Sergei Eisenstein's 1938 film, Alexander Nevsky, for which Prokofiev wrote his score.

Nikolay Cherkasov in Sergei Eisenstein’s 1938 film, Alexander Nevsky, for which Prokofiev wrote his score.

Friday, February 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor
Linda Watson, soprano
MDR Radio Choir of Leipzig

Sergei Prokofiev: Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: From Swan Lake: Scene 1, Dances of the Swans, Scene 2, Waltz
Alexander Borodin: From Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Music for Winds

George Gershwin, from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

George Gershwin, from Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Eun-Hye Lee, flute
Claire Glago, oboe
Simone Zanacchi, clarinet
Jun-Cheol Lee, bassoon

Johann Sebastian Bach: From Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: Air (arranged)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Allegro, KV 594 (arranged)
Carl Nielsen: Humorous Bagatelles, Op. 11 (arranged Tor Mann)
George Gershwin: Five Gershwin Melodies (arranged S. Denwood)
Jean Françaix: Quatuor a vents

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: Music for Winds

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (at Palais Garnier, Paris)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (at Palais Garnier, Paris)

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
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Eun-Hye Lee, flute
Claire Glago, oboe
Simone Zanacchi, clarinet
Jun-Cheol Lee, bassoon

Johann Sebastian Bach: From Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068: Air (arranged)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Adagio and Allegro, KV 594 (arranged)
Carl Nielsen: Humorous Bagatelles, Op. 11 (arranged Tor Mann)
George Gershwin: Five Gershwin Melodies (arranged S. Denwood)
Jean Françaix: Quatuor a vents

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Chopin’s First Piano Concerto

Statue in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris. Photo B Robinson

Statue of Chopin in Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris.

Saturday, February 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Jose Antonio Molina, conductor
Jie Chen, piano

Frederic Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 in D Minor, Op. 70

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Music for Flute Ensemble

9,000-year-old bone flutes, thought to be the oldest musical instruments that can still be played, from Henan, China. Brookhaven National Laboratory.

9,000-year-old bone flutes, thought to be the oldest musical instruments that can still be played, from Henan, China. Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Nicole Preβler, flute
Aleksandr Haskin, flue
Jihoon Shin, flute
Eun-Hye Lee, flute

Friedrich Kuhlau: Grand Trio
Georges Bizet: Carmen Impressions
Johannes Brahms: Lullaby
Claude Debussy: From Suite Bergamasque: Clair de Lune
Claude Debussy: Deux Arabesques
Gabriel Fauré: Pavane
Felix Mendelssohn: From Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Op. 61: Scherzo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Famous opera arias

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Music of Vienna

Johann Strauss Jr., in Stadtpark Vienna.

Johann Strauss Jr., in Stadtpark Vienna.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Alie Bekirova, violin
Lilya Bekirova, violin
Viktor Sumenkov, viola
Ruslan Umarov, cello

Johann Strauss II: Music of Vienna for String Quartet

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Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto

Portrait of Mozart by Johann Georg Edlinger, via Wikimedia.

Portrait of Mozart by Johann Georg Edlinger, via Wikimedia.

Saturday, February 28, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Gianluigi Gelmetti, conductor
Gerhard Oppitz, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Borodin String Quartet

Bust of Alexander Borodin in Tikhvin Cemetery, St Petersburg. Photo by Alex756 via Wikimedia Commons.

Bust of Alexander Borodin in Tikhvin Cemetery, St Petersburg. Photo by Alex756 via Wikimedia Commons.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Alie Bekirova, violin
Lilya Bekirova, violin
Victor Sumenkov, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Dmitri Shostakovich: Adagio (Elegy) for string quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich: Polka for string quartet

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: Borodin String Quartet

Shostakovich, in Coin Bank of Russia, on 100th anniversary. Банк России, uploaded by Permjak via Wikimedia

Shostakovich, in Coin Bank of Russia, on 100th anniversary. Банк России, uploaded by Permjak via Wikimedia

Thursday, March 5, 2015, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
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Alie Bekirova, violin
Lilya Bekirova, violin
Victor Sumenkov, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello

Alexander Borodin: String Quartet No. 2 in D Major
Dmitri Shostakovich: Adagio (Elegy) for string quartet
Dmitri Shostakovich: Polka for string quartet

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Prokofiev Violin Concerto

Sayaka Shoji (Photo Formento & Formento-YellowKorner)

Sayaka Shoji (Photo Formento & Formento-YellowKorner)

Friday, March 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Al Rayyan Theatre, Souq Waqif
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Günter Neuhold, conductor
Sayaka Shoji, violin

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, KV 492
Sergei Prokofiev: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 63
Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93

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Bruch Violin Concerto

Richard Strauss, portrait by Max Liebermann, via Wikimedia Commons.

Richard Strauss, portrait by Max Liebermann, via Wikimedia Commons.

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 7:30 pm
Al Rayyan Theatre, Souq Waqif
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Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor

Dmitri Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 54
Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 2
Richard Strauss: Rosenkavalier Suite, TrV 227, Op. 59

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Concerto to be Announced

Saturday, March 21, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

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Concert to be Announced

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Clarinet Quartet

Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Eugen Bold, violin
Lorena Manescu, violin
Anca Bold, viola
Merve Kenet-Bulun, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
Olivia Farkas, cello
Rony Moser, clarinet

Bernhard Crusell: Clarinet Quartet in E Flat Major
Antonín Dvořák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48, B. 80

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: Clarinet Quartet

Thursday, April 2, 2015, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
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Eugen Bold, violin
Lorena Manescu, violin
Anca Bold, viola
Merve Kenet-Bulun, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
Olivia Farkas, cello
Rony Moser, clarinet

Bernhard Crusell: Clarinet Quartet in E Flat Major
Antonín Dvořák: String Sextet in A Major, Op. 48, B. 80

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Night of the Proms

Friday, April 3, 2015, and Saturday, April 4, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Bob Ross, conductor

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Woodwind Sextet

Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Johann Sebastian Bach: From Symphonies: Music for Woodwinds
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade No. 11 for Winds in E Flat Major, KV 375
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Harmoniemusic for Woodwind Sextet: Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Harmoniemusic for Woodwind Sextet: The Magic Flute
Ludwig van Beethoven: Sextet in E Flat Major for Woodwind Sextet, Op. 71

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Concert to be Announced

Saturday, April 11, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Fawzi Haimor, conductor

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Woodwind Octet

Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Germán Diaz Blanco, oboe

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Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Michalis Economou, conductor

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 in A Major

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: A Musical Joke

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Dina Leini, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Giovanni Pasini, viola
Olivia Farkas, cello
Veronika Papai, double bass
Rony Moser, clarinet
Yoshiko Koyama, bassoon
Peter Davida, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Musical Joke, K. 522
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E Flat Major, Op. 20

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Tetzlaff Plays Brahms

Saturday, April 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Dmitrij Kitajenko, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

Johannes Brahms: Violin Concerto in D Major, Op. 77
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98

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Chamber Music at Katara Esplanade: Music From the Movies

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 7:00 pm
Katara Cultural Village Esplanade
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Lorena Manescu, violin
Islam Nour El-Hefnawy, violin
Raluca Stancel, violin
Merve Kenet-Bulun, viola
Ines Wein, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
Radu L. Mihaescu, double bass
Ferdinand Schäfer, percussion

Henry Mancini: Theme from The Pink Panther
Henry Mancini: From Breakfast at Tiffanys: Moon River
Alan Menken: From Aladdin: A Whole New World
Alan Menken: From Aladdin: Friend Like Me
Alan Menken: Arabian Nights
Leonard Bernstein: From West Side Story: Tonight
Aram Khachaturian: From Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Jerry Horner: From Titanic: My Heart Will Go On
John Barry: Suite From James Bond 007
Hans Zimmer: From Pirates of the Caribbean
Ennio Morricone: From Cinema Paradiso

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: Music From the Movies

Thursday, May 7, 2015, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
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Lorena Manescu, violin
Islam Nour El-Hefnawy, violin
Raluca Stancel, violin
Merve Kenet-Bulun, viola
Ines Wein, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
Radu L. Mihaescu, double bass
Ferdinand Schäfer, percussion

Henry Mancini: Theme from The Pink Panther
Henry Mancini: From Breakfast at Tiffanys: Moon River
Alan Menken: From Aladdin: A Whole New World
Alan Menken: From Aladdin: Friend Like Me
Alan Menken: Arabian Nights
Leonard Bernstein: From West Side Story: Tonight
Aram Khachaturian: From Spartacus: Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia
Jerry Horner: From Titanic: My Heart Will Go On
John Barry: Suite From James Bond 007
Hans Zimmer: From Pirates of the Caribbean
Ennio Morricone: From Cinema Paradiso

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Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor
Michal Anna Friedlaender, piano

Antonín Dvořák: The Wood Dove, Op. 110
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88

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Concert to be Announced

Saturday, May 23, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Philippe Augin, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano

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Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony

Saturday, May 30, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

John Neschling, conductor

Franz Schubert: Symphony in B Minor, D. 759 (Unfinished)

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Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art: A Musical Joke

Thursday, June 4, 2015, 6:00 pm
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Atrium
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Dina Leini, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Giovanni Pasini, viola
Olivia Farkas, cello
Veronika Papai, double bass
Rony Moser, clarinet
Yoshiko Koyama, bassoon
Peter Davida, horn

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: A Musical Joke, K. 522
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet in E Flat Major, Op. 20

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Sibelius’ Second Symphony

Thursday, June 6, 2015, 7:30 pm
Opera House, Katara Cultural Village Building 16 Buy Tickets QR75-200

Repovesi National Park in early morning summer sun, in Kouvola, Finland [M. Passinen via Wikimedia Commons]

Repovesi National Park in early morning summer sun, in Kouvola, Finland [M. Passinen via Wikimedia Commons]

Sergei Prokofiev: Symphony No. 7 in C Sharp Minor, Op. 131
Jean Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43
Christoph Willibald Gluck: From Orfeo ed Euridice: Overture

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