GALA OF CHAMPIONS

November 17, 2022 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Katara Cultural Village, Opera House

The Qatar Philharmonic and Katara in collaboration with the Embassies of Brazil, Germany, Italy, Argentina, France, Uruguay, Britain, and Spain present Gala of Champions, an event that will feature classical music from each nation of World Cup champions. The concert will include compositions from Oscar Lorenzo FernándezManuel de Falla, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Gioacchino Rossini, Edward Elgar and many more. The Qatar Concert Choir and the Qatar Philharmonic will perform under the baton of internationally sought-after session conductor Johannes Vogel for this festive evening.

 

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PERFORMERS:

Johannes Vogel, conductor
Qatar Concert Choir
Giovanni Pasini, chorus master

 

PROGRAMME:

Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez:
Batuque

Heitor Villa Lobos:
Bachiana Brasileira No. 4 (1. Introduction)
Bachiana Brasileira No. 2 (4. The Little Train of the Countryman)

Clarice Assad:
Dança Brasileira from Impressions for Strings

Ludwig Van Beethoven:
Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op.92

Richard Wagner:
Lohengrin Intermezzo Act 03

Gioacchino Rossini:
Scala Di Seta (The Silken Staircase)

Pietro Mascagni:
Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”

Giacomo Puccini:
Humming Chorus from “Madame Butterfly” with Choir

Intermission

Gabriel Fauré:
Pavane with Choir

Gerardo Matos Rodriguez:
La Cumparsita

Astor Piazzolla:
Invierno Porteño

Manuel De Falla:
Ballet Medley (from El Sombrero de tres Picos & El Amor Brujo)
Ritual Fire Dance from ‘El Amor Brujo’

Edward Elgar:
Pomp and Circumstances March No. 1 with choir

 

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH SCHEHERAZADE

January 21, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Katara Cultural Village, Opera House

The Philharmonic will celebrate the new year with an all-time favorite – Scheherazade, A Musical Masterpiece with its shimmering music evocative of 1001 Symphonic Tales.
The concert features Karl-Heinz Steffens conducting the Philharmonic to the amazing works of Strauss such as, Roses from the South, Egyptian March, Pizzicato Polka, Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Thunder and Lightning Polka and many more.

We are thrilled to celebrate the New Year with you.

 

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PERFORMERS:

Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor
Eleanor Spencer-Harty, narrator

 

PROGRAMME:

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: 
Scheherazade, Op. 35

Intermission

Franz von Suppé:
Overture to Leichte Kavallerie (Light Cavalry)

Johann Strauss II:
Rosen aus dem Süden (Roses from the South) Op. 388
Overture: Zigeunerbaron (Gypsy Bar)
Pizzicato Polka

Émile Waldteufel:
Estudiantina

Johann Strauss II:
Egyptischer Marsch (Egyptian March) Op. 335
Tritsch – Tratsch Polka, Op. 214
Unter Donner und Blitz (Thunder and Lightning Polka) Op. 324

DESERT ROSE BY MALEK JANDALI

October 31, 2022 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM National Museum of Qatar

The Years of Culture initiative presents the world premiere of the Desert Rose symphony by Syrian American composer Malek Jandali performed by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Museum of Qatar.

Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “a major new addition to the 21st century’s symphonic literature,” Malek Jandali’s symphonic works have been described by Gramophone as “deeply enigmatic with voices and in tongues emerging from the composer’s Syrian heritage that generously repay more reflective listening” with “heart-rending melodies, lush orchestration, clever transitions and creative textures.” American Record Guide.His large-scale orchestral works integrate Arabic maqams (modes) with persuasive craft and a marked seriousness of purpose that echo UNESCO’s call to preserve and protect the rich cultural heritage of his homeland Syria at a time when it is being eradicated. “Jandali captures the struggle, trauma and triumph of our displaced brothers and sisters, through the voice of a child. It is a beautiful and important message.” Marin Alsop

 

PERFORMERS:

Alastair Willis, conductor

 

PROGRAMME:

Malek Jandali:
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 6

 

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FRANK SINATRA AND FRIENDS

February 4, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Abdul Aziz Nasser Theatre, Souq Waqif

In a toe tapping evening celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes and others from the big band and swing era, Tom Gaebel takes on Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits backed by special musical guests and the incredible Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

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PERFORMERS:

Andreas S. Weiser, conductor
Tom Gaebel, Frank Sinatra
Jerry Lu, piano
Stephan Ray, double bass
Niklas Walter, drum
Jan Schneider, trumpet
Marcus Bartelt, saxophone

 

PROGRAMME:

Jim Croce: Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
Cole Porter: I’ve Got You Under My Skin
Unknown: Happy Birthday, Ol’ Blues Eyes
Jimmy Van Heusen: Love and Marriage
Carson Parks: Something Stupid
Frank Sinatra: Meet the Rat Pack
Cole Porter: I Get Kick Out Of You
Jerome Kern: Ol’ Man River “Show Boat”
Kurt Weill: Mack the Knife

Intermission

Bart Howard: Fly Me To The Moon
Unknown: Bossa Nova Medley
Eddie Snyder: Strangers In The Night
Agustín Lara: Granada
Ervin Drake: It Was A Very Good Year
Dean Kay: That’s Life
John Kander: New York, New York

AN EVENING WITH WAGNER, KHACHATURIAN, AND STRAUSS

October 21, 2022 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Hamilton International School Theatre, Mesaimeer

The Philharmonic presents a dramatic musical concert featuring the influential works from Wagner, Khachaturian, and Strauss. The concert will include pieces from Wagner’s revolutionary operas such as, Tannhäuser, Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Master-Singers of Nuremberg)– as well as excerpts from Khachaturian’s incidental music for the play Masquerade, and some of his works from the ballet Gayane. The event will conclude with a flourish, with the orchestra performing some of Strauss’ iconic waltzes (Kaiser-Walzer) and polkas (Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka). The Philharmonic will perform under the baton of internationally sought-after session conductor Johannes Vogel for this spectacular evening.

 

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PERFORMERS:

Johannes Vogel, conductor

 

PROGRAMME:

Richard Wagner:
The Flying Dutchman – Overture (Der Fliegende Holländer) WWV 63
Tannhäuser – Overture
Tannhäuser – Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg  – Prelude: Act I

Intermission

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov:
Mlada “Procession of the Nobles (Cortège)”

Aram Khachaturian:
Masquerade – Waltz
Masquerade – Galop
Sabre Dance from “Gayane”

Franz Lehár:
Land des Lächelns – Overture

Johann Strauss II:
Bauern Polka Op. 276
Künstler Quadrille , Op. 201
Tritsch – Tratsch Polka Op. 214

WELCOME TO SERENADES

October 1, 2022 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Pre-University Education Theater, Education City

Join the Philharmonic for an evening of Serenades by Dvorak and Mozart. The event’s first half will take you through Dvorak’s Wind Serenade in D Minor, a piece that evokes the old-world atmosphere of musical performances at the castles of the Rococo period. The second half will see Mozart’s Serenade for Orchestra in D Major performed. The work is popularly known as the Haffner Serenade as it was commissioned to be used during the wedding festivities of Marie Elisabeth Haffner and Franz Xaver Spaeth on the 21st of July 1776. The orchestra’s established and multi-grounded concertmaster Joo Young Oh will perform as soloist and lead the Philharmonic as conductor for this enchanting event.

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PERFORMERS:

Joo Young Oh, conductor and violin

 

PROGRAMME:

Antonin Dvorák
Serenade in D Minor, Op. 44

Intermission

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Serenade No.7 in D Major, K. 250

 

THE PHILHARMONIC AT THE LIBRARY: SOUND OF THE BOOKS AND THE SEVENTH ART

October 19, 2022 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Qatar National Library

A new projectcreated for the Qatar National Library by CineMoon Ensemble, Member of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

 

PERFORMERS:
Giovanni Pasini, conductor
Ahmed El Helou, narrator
Lionel Schmit, violin
Lorena Manescu, violin
Tobias Gette, violin
Raluca Gette, violin
Dıma Torchinsky, violin
Fulvio Furlanut, violin
Mohammed Oweda, violin
Anne Katrın Ehrlıich, violin
Merve Kenet Bulun, viola
Ines Wein, viola
Islam Abdelazız, vıola
Kiril Bogatyrev, cello
Hassan Moataz, cello
Gennady Kurikov, double bass
Matteo Gaspari, bass guitar
Ferdinand Schaefer, drum set
Kee Guan, percussion
Sonja Park, piano

 

PROGRAMME:
Ennio and Andrea Morricone:
Cinema Paradiso

Ramin Djwadi:
Game of Thrones

Nino Rota:
The Godfather

Dmitri Shostakovich:
Anna Karenina, Waltz No. 2

Dario Marianelli:
Music from Pride and Prejudice

John Williams:
Themes from Memoirs of a Geisha
Schindler’s list

Astor Piazzolla: Henry 4 “Oblivion”

Toygar Isikli:
Ask-I Memnu

John Williams:
Highlights from Harry Potter

Alan Menken:
Aladdin

Alan Silvestri:
Back to the Future

John Williams:
Trilogy: Star Wars, Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark

James Bond Medley including the James Bond theme song and music from the films Goldfinger, Live and Let Die, The Spy Who Loved Me and Skyfall

Hans Zimmer:
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

For event registration, please visit Qatar National Library’s website here.

MOZART’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 20

September 23, 2022 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hamilton International School Theatre, Mesaimeer

Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor is one of his few works written in a minor key and represents his stormiest concerto. The piece was the first of six stunning pieces composed for piano and orchestra between 1785 and 1786. It was regarded by 19th century critics as Beethoven-like, the highest level of praise during the period- and a moody epoch to the Romantic Era. The piece is perfectly paired with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, a work that demonstrates why Tchaikovsky was one of the Romantic Era’s finest composers. First Steinway artist in the Middle East Sonja Park joins Andreas Weiser and the Philharmonic for this spectacular concert.

 

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PERFORMERS:

Andreas S. Weiser, conductor
Sonja Park, piano

 

PROGRAMME:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

BROADWAY AND FILM MUSIC

September 9, 2022 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pre-University Education Theatre, Education City

The Qatar Philharmonic is rolling out the red carpet for their silver screen inspired Broadway and Film Music Concert. Feel the nostalgia and excitement of scores from beloved musical classics to modern blockbusters such as, Grease, James Bond, Chicago, Aladdin, Mamma Mia! and many more. Unlock your imagination while narrator Ahmed El Helou and vocalist Fabienne Conrad join Giovanni Pasini, Cinemoon Ensemble, and the Philharmonic for this spectacular evening filled with all of your family favourites made famous by Hollywood!

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PERFORMERS:

Giovanni Pasini, conductor
Ahmed El Helou, narrator
Fabienne Conrad, vocals
Merve Kenet-Bulun, creative supervisor
Cinemoon Ensemble, members of Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

 

PROGRAMME:

Louis Prima:
Sing, Sing, Sing (Barrage)

Leonard Bernstein:
Mambo (West Side Story)

Frederick Loewe:
Could Have Danced All Night (My Fair Lady)

Warren Casey:
Grease (Greased Lightnin’-Summer Nights-We Go Together)

Andrew Lloyd Webber:
The Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)

Alan Menkel:
Aladdin (Arabian Nights-A Whole New World-Friend Like Me)

John Kander:
Chicago (And All That Jazz-Cell Block Tango-Roxie-We Both Reached For The Gun)

Abba:
Mamma Mia (Mamma Mia!-Chiquitita-Money Money Money)

Henry Mancini:
Salute to Mancini (Pink Panther-Moon River-Peter Gunn)

Dick Dale:
Pulp Fiction (Misirlou)
Once Upon A Time in the West

Ennio Morricone:
Ecstasy of Gold (The Good, The Bad and The Ugly)

James Horner:
The Mask of Zorro

Robert Longfield:
James Bond Theme (Live and Let Die-Nobody Does It Better-Goldfinger-Skyfall)

PETER AND THE WOLF

September 16, 2022 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hamilton International School Theatre, Mesaimeer

The great Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev composed many of his most popular works, including Peter and the Wolf in 1936. Prokofiev subtitled this piece “An Orchestral Fairy Tale for Children,” but he should have added “and for adults, too,” as this remarkable composition is appealing to people of all ages. The story of Peter and the Wolf is told by a narrator, with the orchestra musically illustrating the events that unfold for the audience.

 

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PERFORMERS:

Giovanni Pasini, conductor
Christoph Schmitz, narrator

 

PROGRAMME:

Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf