March 20, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Pre-University Education Theater, Education City

The Qatar Philharmonic invites you to a high-energy Best of Brass concert. An evening that promises to be unforgettable, featuring an eclectic mix of brass classics and modern works, such as Robbie Williams’ Angels, Handel’s Chaconne, and Mancini’s Pink Panther Theme, to name a few. The orchestra will be led by Bob Ross, a conductor that delights audiences with his zany brand of fun.


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Bob Ross, conductor


Richard Strauss: Also Sprach Zarathustra: Introduction
Dave Baker: Salamanca
Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor BWV 565, arr. by Segers
Duke Ellington: Caravan
John Newton: Amazing Grace
Johann Strauss Jr.: Pizzicato Polka for Brass
Salvatore Cardillo: Catari
Traditional: “Heimatland” for Brass
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo: Horn Concerto No. 4
Traditional: Marching the Blues for Brass
Traditional: “Skirl” for Brass
Jeremiah Clarke: Fanfare for Brass
Thomas Arne: Rule, Britannia!
Joris Laenen: Karak with Extra Ginger
George Frideric Handel: Chaconne in G Major, HWV 435 for Brass
Henry Mancini: The Pink Panther Theme for Bass Trombone & Brass
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzon Septimi Toni No. 2 for Brass
Hamilton Harty: Londonderry Air for Tuba & Brass
Robbie Williams: “Angels” for Brass
Van McCoy: The Hustle
Traditional: Tango for Brass
Traditional: Walkabout
Mikis Theodorakis: Zorbas Dance
Ian Gillan: Smoke on the Water


March 16, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Qatar National Library

The beloved MAqam Ensemble is back with a surprising programme: “Electro Maqam”.

An entertaining Journey where Arabic music magic meets the electronic world.

Chill out with our multitalented music artists performing a music mix in a special form that combines various genres of music oriental melodies, electronic vibes, quick and deep beat patterns.


MAias Alyamani, violin,
Yahia Tello, keyboard
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Lorena Manescu, violin
Mohammed Oweda, violin
Georges Yammine, violin
Anne-Cathrin Ehrlich, violin
Egle Valute, violin
Andrea Mereuta, viola
Islam Abdelaziz, viola
Hassan Moataz, cello
Sandor Onodi, doublebass
Ferdinand Schaefer, percussion
George Oro, arabic percussion



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February 23, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Qatar National Library


Islam El Hefnawy, violin
Mohamed Oweda, violin
Islam Abdelaziz, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
Sandor Onodi, double bass
Ng Kee Guan, percussion
Mohamed Ibrahim Saleh, english horn
Hala Al-Emadi, piano
Ahmed El-Helou, vocals


Philip Glass:  String Quartet No. 5 (USA)
Dana Alfardan: Theme of Qatar Airways (Qatar)
Nasser Nasseb: Al Haneen (Qatar)
Hala Al-Emadi: You (Qatar)
Corrado Maria Saglietti: Suite for Englih Horn & String Quartet (Italy)
Mohamed Fawzy: Teer Beena ya Alby (Egypt)
Farid Al-Atrash: Alby wa Moftaho (Lebanon-Egypt)


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February 11, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:45 PM United School International, The Pearl

The Qatar Philharmonic presents Qatar Music Academy’s Soloists & Youth Orchestra, an event that will feature students from Qatar Music Academy performing alongside the orchestra professionals. The concert will see the Academy’s most exceptional students showcasing their talents as soloists and orchestra musicians, giving the audience a glimpse into the future of classical music. The concert will include compositions from Haydn, Bruch, Bach, and many more. The Philharmonic and students will be conducted by Giovanni Pasini for this special event.


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Giovanni Pasini, conductor
Youth Orchestra
Nasser Mansour Ali, violin
Law Sze Han, violin
Anne MacChesney, violin
Tarek Elhusseiny, cello
Gyu-Ryang Lee, piano
Paul Gette, xylophone
Josef Alkotami, qanun



Franz Joseph Haydn:
Piano Concerto in D major Hob XVIII\11
Violin Concerto in G major

Johann Sebastian Bach:
Minuet and Badinerie for Qanun and Orchestra

Max Bruch:
Concerto No. 1 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 26

Camille Saint-Saens:
Cello Concerto

Pablo de Sarasate:
Introduction  and Tarantella, Op. 43

Grigoras Dinicu:
Hora Staccato

Franz Schubert:
Symphony No. 8 “Unfinished” D759


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March 11, 2023 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM The Hamilton International School Theatre, Mesaimeer

Join the Philharmonic for a classical concert celebrating the incredible works of Dvorak, Rachmaninoff, and Glinka. The event will include Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in B minor, considered one of the all-time greatest works in the genre. The performance will also feature the Overture to Glinka’s leading opera Ruslan and Ludmila, and will end with Rachmaninoff’s acclaimed Symphony No. 2 in E minor. Performing under the baton of Marcus Bosch, the orchestra will be joined by Hassan Moataz El Molla.


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Marcus Bosch, conductor
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello


Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Antonín Leopold Dvoƙák: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104


Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27


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



Oscar Lorenzo Fernandez:

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


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




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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Karl-Heinz Steffens, conductor
Joo Young Oh, violin
Taoufik Mirkhan, qanoun
Rania Shehab, narrator



Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: 
Scheherazade, Op. 35


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

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

Émile Waldteufel:

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


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



Alastair Willis, conductor



Malek Jandali:
Symphony No. 4
Symphony No. 6


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



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


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


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, TannhĂ€user, Der fliegende HollĂ€nder (The Flying Dutchman), and Die Meistersinger von NĂŒrnberg (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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Johannes Vogel, conductor



Richard Wagner:
The Flying Dutchman – Overture (Der Fliegende HollĂ€nder) WWV 63
TannhĂ€user – Overture
TannhĂ€user – Arrival of the Guests at the Wartburg
Die Meistersinger von NĂŒrnberg  – Prelude: Act I


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

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

Franz LehĂĄr:
Land des LĂ€chelns – Overture

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