Bernstein’s Westside Story

June 22, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Experience an evening of exquisite music with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hossein Pishkar and featuring the philharmonic’s own brilliant violinist Lionel Schmit. Prepare to be enchanted by Maurice Ravel’s captivating Rapsodie Espagnole and the mesmerising Tzigane- Rapsodie De Concert. Then, let yourself be transported by Camille Saint-Saëns’ evocative Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”.

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PERFORMERS:
Hossein Pishkar, conductor
Lionel Schmit, violin

 

PROGRAMME:
Maurice Ravel:
Rapsodie Espagnole
Tzigane, Rapsodie De Concert

Camille Saint-Saëns:
Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor, Op. 28

INTERMISSION

Leonard Bernstein:
Symphonic Dances from “West Side Story”

Brass Brilliance

June 8, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Experience the melodies of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s brass section soloists at a captivating concert featuring the extraordinary vocals of Paola Polinori. The orchestra presents a diverse programme spanning centuries of musical innovation. From the spirited Renaissance sounds of Holborne’s The Fairy Round to the evocative contemporary compositions of Crespo’s Ballade for Two Wings and Parker’s A Londoner in New York, journey through an eclectic mix of genres, from classical to folk, as the orchestra presents an unforgettable performance showcasing the talent and versatility of its musicians.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Paola Polinori, vocal
Daniel Edelhoff, trumpet
Joris Laenen, trumpet
Philipp Rebmann, trumpet
Tomoki Kirita, trumpet
Gideon Seidenberg, horn
Péter Zsolt, horn
Dimo Pishtyalov, trombone
Andras Palfy , trombone
Marc Sanchez, trombone
Sebastian Cifuentes, trombone
Richard Alonso Diaz, tuba
Alexander Kamenarov, percussion
Georgi Varbanov, percussion
Markus Steiner, percussion

 

PROGRAMME:
Anthony Holborne: The Fairy Round
Henry Purcell: Abdelazer Suite, Z.570
George Frideric Handel: Eternal Source
P. Doerpinghaus: Four Bagatelles
Jim Parker: A Londoner in New York

Intermission

Astor Piazzolla: Piazzolladas
P. Markusson: Sad Deer Eyes
Joris Laenen: Midnight Caffeine
Enrique Crespo: Ballade for two Wings
Enrique Crespo: Fogo da Mulata
Traditional Bulgarian: Gorno Dikanso Horo

Beethoven’s 6th and 7th Symphonies

June 1, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Indulge in an unforgettable evening of classical music as the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Elias Grandy, presents a captivating programme featuring two of Beethoven’s timeless symphonies. Delight in the serene beauty of Symphony No. 6 in F Major, known as the “Pastoral Symphony,” before reveling in the dynamic rhythms and stirring melodies of Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

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PERFORMER:
Elias Grandy, conductor

 

PROGRAMME:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92

QPO Presents QMA’s Soloists

May 17, 2024 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

The the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) presents a community event in collaboration with the Qatar Music Academy (QMA). This event, conducted by QPO’s esteemed Giovanni Pasini, showcases QMA’s talented soloists and the Qatar Youth Orchestra performing alongside professional musicians from the orchestra. This rare and prestigious opportunity highlights Qatar’s emerging classical talents and the collaborative spirit between these esteemed institutions. Witness the future of classical music in Qatar unfold in this thrilling and inspiring concert!

 

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PERFORMERS:
Giovanni Pasini, conductor
Eva-Julie Renault, piano
Sultan Al Naama, bass clarinet
Tarek El Husseiny, cello
Harsh Anand, oboe
Law Sze Han, violin
Hayk Amirkhanyan, alto saxophone
Anne McChesney, violin
Adam Nahar, qanun
Tim Salman, oud
Elaa Dhaoui, qanun
Qatari Women’s Takht
Nagham Jawqa
Qatar Youth Orchestra

 

 

PROGRAMME:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto n.11 KV 413 1st mov.
Eva-Julie Renault, piano

Geraldine Green: Bass Clarinet Concerto 1st mov.
Sultan Al Naama, bass clarinet

Franz Joseph Haydn: Cello Concerto Nr. 1 in C-major (Hob. VIIb:1), 1st mov.
Tarek El Husseiny, cello

Franz Joseph Haydn: Oboe Concerto 1st mov.
Harsh Anand, oboe

Felix Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto E Minor 1st mov.
Law Sze Han, violin

Paule Maurice: Tableaux de Provence:
Hayk Amirkhanyan, alto saxophone

Franz Waxman: Carmen Fantasie
Anne McChesney, violin

INTERMISSION

Vivaldi: Spring 1st mov. (from The Four Seasons)
Adam Nahar, qanun

Wanis Wartanian: Longa (Arr. Maias Alyamani)
Tim Salman, oud

Adil Geray: Bakcha Kurd (Arr. Anas Al Odah)
Elaa Dhaoui, qanun

Traditional: Muwashshahat Suite (Arr. Anas Al Odah)
Qatari Women’s Takht & Nagham Jawqa

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: 2nd Symphony, 4th mov.

An Evening with Wagner

May 29, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Experience an evening of extraordinary music with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by the talented Elias Grandy, and featuring the remarkable German opera singer Lioba Braun. The concert begins with Wagner’s emotive “Prelude” and “Liebestod”from Tristan und Isolde, setting the stage for a journey of passion and longing. The concert continues with Wagner’s poignant Wesendonck Lieder, showcasing Lioba Braun’s captivating voice and emotional depth. Excerpts from Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg follow, and the event closes with the grand “Tannhäuser” Overture, a powerful and iconic piece by the legendary composer.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Elias Grandy, conductor
Lioba Braun, mezzo soprano

 

PROGRAMME:
Richard Wagner:
Tristan und Isolde – “Prelude” and “Liebestod”
Wesendonck Lieder, WWV91

Intermission

Richard Wagner:
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg – Prelude, Act I
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg “Three Excerpts from Act III”
“Tannhäuser” Overture

Bruckner Meets Mozart

May 24, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Experience the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of acclaimed German conductor Elias Grandy, in a captivating performance featuring masterpieces by Mozart and Bruckner. The evening begins with Mozart’s Symphony No. 25, a work of stirring intensity and profound emotion that showcases the composer’s genius. The concert will conclude with the majestic sounds of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 5, an enduring work that transports listeners with its grandeur and depth.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Elias Grandy, conductor

 

PROGRAMME:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 5 in G Minor, K. 183

Intermission

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major

An Evening with Beethoven and R. Strauss

May 11, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Join the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for an extraordinary evening conducted by the acclaimed Marcus Bosch and featuring the exceptional Finnish pianist Antti Siirala. Experience the timeless elegance of Beethoven’s “Egmont” Overture, followed by the sublime beauty of his Piano Concerto No. 4, performed by the incomparable Antti Siirala. Following the intermission, immerse yourself in the lush melodies of R. Strauss’ exhilarating Don Juan, with the captivating Der Rosenkavalier Suite to close the concert.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Marcus Bosch, conductor
Antti Siirala, piano

 

PROGRAMME:
Ludwig van Beethoven:
Egmont Overture, Op. 84
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Intermission

Richard Strauss:
Don Juan, Op. 20, TrV 156
Der Rosenkavalier Suite, Op. 59, TrV 227

Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major

May 4, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Join the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to experience the brilliance of Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major, performed by the mesmerising violinist Aisha Syed Castro and led by the esteemed American conductor Sarah Hicks. The concert will conclude with the rich melodies of Dvořák’s monumental Symphony No. 7 in D Minor.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Aisha Syed Castro, violin

 

PROGRAMME:
Johannes Brahms: Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 77

Intermission

Antonin Dvorák: Symphony No.7 in D Minor, Op. 70

The Lion King: Live in Concert

April 12, 2024 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Al Mayassa Theatre

Experience the magic of Disney’s The Lion King at Al Mayassa Theatre at the QNCC in Doha, Qatar on the 12th of April. The timeless film will be accompanied live by the Qatar Philarmonic Orchestra playing the iconic score.

The film will play in Arabic and with subtitles in English. Book your tickets today via Virgin Mega Store and Q-tickets.