Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9

January 20, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Join the Philharmonic for an enchanting evening of orchestral mastery, where the passionate baton of Cornelia von Kerssenbrock will guide the orchestra through a mesmerising journey of Mozart’s genius Piano Concerto No. 9, along with Schumann’s evocative “Genoveva” Overture and triumphant Symphony No. 2. Featuring the brilliant pianism of Haiou Zhang, this concert promises an unforgettable experience of virtuosity and emotion.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Cornelia von Kerssenbrock, conductor
Haiou Zhang, piano

 

PROGRAMME:
Robert Schumann: “Genoveva” Overture, Op. 81
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Concerto No. 9 in E-flat Major

Intermission

Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61

THE PHILHARMONIC AT THE LIBRARY: Octet Brilliance – Mendelssohn’s Virtuoso Masterpiece

February 15, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Qatar National Library

Performers:
Lorena Manescu, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Islam El Hefnawy, violin
Mohammed Oweda, violin
Andrea Mereuta, viola
Islam Abdelaziz, viola
Christoph Schmitz, cello
Herald Georgi, cello
Gennady Krutikov, double bass

 

Programme:
Aldemaro Romero: Fuga con pajarillo
Felix Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

 

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THE PHILHARMONIC AT THE LIBRARY: Brahms String Quintet

April 25, 2024 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Qatar National Library

PERFORMERS:
Lionel Schmidt, violin
Raluca Gette, violin
Giovanni Pasini, viola
Ines Wein, viola
Christoph Schmitz, cello

 

PROGRAMME:
Franz Schubert: Overture in C Minor for String Quintet
Johannes Brahms: String Quintet in F Major, Op. 88

 

 

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QPO on Tour

April 20, 2024 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Celebrate 15 years of incredible music-making with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival! The Philharmonic ushers in the celebration with a variety of performances that will take place in Auditorium 3 at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 18-20 of April, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

The closing concert of the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival invites you to come on tour around the globe with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Featuring incredible pieces of music from every country that the Qatar Philharmonic has toured in the past such as, Syria, England, the USA, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, and China. Performing under the baton of Elias Grandy, the orchestra will be joined by the Qatar Concert Choir for this unforgettable event.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Elias Grandy, conductor
Qatar Concert Choir
Giovanni Pasini, chorus master

 

PROGRAMME:
Traditional: Lamma Bada
Leonard Bernstein: “West Side Story” Symphonic Dances: IV. Mambo
Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Greensleeves
Charles Gounod: Waltz from “Faust”
Giuseppe Verdi: Overture from “La Forza Del Destino”
Johann Strauss II: Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437
Pyotr Iliych Tchaikovsky: Polonaise From “Eugene Onegin”
Huang Haihuai: Horse Racing
Peter Weiner: Happy Birthday Medley

THE PHILHARMONIC AT THE LIBRARY: Dana Alfardan & MAias Alyamani – Our Musical Journey

October 12, 2023 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM Qatar National Library

PERFORMERS:
MAias Alyamani, violin
Dmitri Torchinsky, violin
Lorena Manescu, violin
Egle Valute, violin
Anna Maria Rusu, violin
Fulvio Furlanut, violin
Georges Yammine, violin
Giovanni Pasini, viola
Andrea Mereuta, viola
Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
Christoph Schmitz, cello
Sandor Onodi, double bass
George Oro, percussion
Kee Guan Ng, percussion
Sonja Park, piano

 

Programme:
Qatar Airways – Trilogy Of Ascent
Orsus
Treasures
Cultures In Dialogue
Art Palles
Fjiri
Sandoq Sgir
Lustre
Heliodore
Solstice

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A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS

April 27, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3
Step into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra’s enchanting event, Night at the Oscars. Led by the esteemed conductor Frank Strobel and featuring captivating narration by Manfred Callsen, this unforgettable evening promises to transport audiences into the heart of beloved cinematic masterpieces such as, Star Wars, Emma, Beauty and the Beast, Jaws and Lord of the Rings.

 

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PERFROMERS:
Frank Strobel, conductor
Manfred Callsen, narrator

 

PROGRAMME:
Max Steiner: Main Title & Apotheosis from “Gone With the Wind”
John Barry: Main Title from “Out of Africa”
Franz Waxman: Sunset Boulevard Suite
John Williams: Main Title from “Jaws”
Miklós Rózsa: The Thief Of Bagdad
Howard Shore: Symphonic Suite from “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King”

INTERMISSION

Alan Menken: Overture from “Beauty and the Beast”
James Horner: For the Love of a Princess from “Braveheart”
James Horner: Hard to Starboard from “Titanic”
Rachel Portman: End Titles from “Emma”
Volker Bertelmann: Making Sense of War from “All Quiet on the Western Front”
John Williams: The Rise of Skywalker from “Star Wars”
John Williams: A New Hope from “Star Wars”

Pop Greatest Hits

June 13, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Al Mayassa Theatre
Join us for an electrifying evening of hits from the world of pop, brought to life by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and a stellar lineup of guest artists. Under the baton of Grammy nominated conductor Alastair Willis, vocalists including Wakasa, Mark Albert Bertényi, Samantha Echevarria Vigo, Lina, Yochabel Reynes, Ahmed El Helou, Layla Al Thani, and Karmah Gerges will dazzle you with their renditions of iconic songs. From classics like Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling in Love” to contemporary hits like Gotye’s “Someone That I Used to Know” and Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black”, this concert promises an unforgettable musical journey. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary fusion of orchestra and pop hits!

 

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GUEST ARTISTS:
Alastair Willis, conductor
Wakasa, vocals
Mark Albert Bertényi, vocals
Samantha Echevarria Vigo, vocals
Lina, vocals
Yochabel Reynes, vocals
Ahmed El Helou, vocals
Layla Al Thani, vocals
Karmah Gerges, vocals

 

PROGRAMME:
Gloria Gaynor: I Will Survive
Frank Sinatra: Fly Me to the Moon
Toni Braxton: Unbreak My Heart
Doris Day: Perhaps
Lionel Richie: Hello
Amy Winehouse: Back to Black
Elvis Presley: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Whitney Houston & Mariah Carey: When You Believe
The Eagles: Hotel California

Intermission

Auliʻi Cravalho: How Far I’ll Go
Banah: I Put a Spell On You
Mariah Carey: Hero
Gotye ft. Kimbra: Somebody That I Used to Know
Adele: Hello
Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance With Somebody
Chris Isaak: Wicked Game
George Michael: Careless Whisper
Earth, Wind, & Fire: September

Music from the Baroque Courts

April 19, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Celebrate 15 years of incredible music-making with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival! The Philharmonic ushers in the celebration with a variety of performances that will take place in Auditorium 3 at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 18-20 of April, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

The final concert to close Day 2 of the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival invites the audience to the Royal courts of the Renaissance era to experience works from the Baroque period of classical music. The concert will include compositions from several of Europe’s most well-loved composers employed by a Baroque court such as, Bach, Händel, Lully, and Corelli. Qatar Philharmonic’s Doha Baroque Ensemble, oboist German Diaz Blanco, bassoonist Daniel Hrinda, and the Qatar Concert Choir will perform alongside conductor/harpsichordist Christoph Teichner for this enchanting event.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Christoph Teichner, conductor/harpsichord
German Diaz Blanco, oboe
Daniel Hrinda, bassoon

 

PROGRAMME:
Johann Sebastian Bach:
Oster-Oratorium, BWV 249

Arcangelo Corelli:
Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op.6, No. 2

Georg Friedrich Händel:
Concert Doppio in C Minor, HWV Anh. B308

Jean Baptiste Lully:
Alceste, LWV 50: La Fête Infernale – 1er Air
Alceste, LWV 50: 2ème Air, Les Démons
Alceste, LWV 50: Les Vents
Alceste, LWV 50: Air pour les divinités des Fleuves et les Nymphes, Menuet
Le Mariage Forcé, LWV 20: Rondeau Pour le Charivari
Le Mariage Forcé, LWV 20: Bourrée

Georg Friedrich Händel:
Coronation Anthem No. 1, HWV 258

 

Pearls of the Philharmonic

April 18, 2024 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Celebrate 15 years of incredible music-making with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival! The Philharmonic ushers in the celebration with a variety of performances that will take place in Auditorium 3 at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 18-20 of April, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

The Orchestra kicks off the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival by shining the spotlight on talented soloists of the Qatar Philharmonic. Usually, the focus of concerts is put upon the principal player from each orchestra section, however, during this concert we’re giving the opportunity to other magnificent performers within the Philharmonic. The concert will feature an exciting array of solo repertoire from Ravel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, and many more. The Philharmonic will be led by passionate German conductor Elias Grandy.

 

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PERFORMERS:
Elias Grandy, conductor
Aura Lorena Manescu, violin
Egle Valute, violin
Shaza Oweda, violin
Georges Yammine, violin
Mohamed Oweda, violin
Jihoon Shin, flute
Mohamed Ibrahim Saleh, oboe
Miroslav Stoyanov, bassoon
Gideon Seidenberg, horn
Richard Alonso Diaz, tuba
Alexander Kamenarov, timpani
Georgi Varbanov, marimba
Anca Bold, theremin

 

PROGRAMME:

Carl Maria von Weber: Overture from “Oberon”
Maurice Ravel: Tzigane, Rapsodie de concert
Jules Massenet: Méditation from “Thaïs”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo in C Major, K.373
Balys Dvarionas: Pezzo Elegiaco “By the Lake”
Enrique Crespo: Escenas Latinas “Balada India” & “Choro”
Antonio Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in G Minor, RV 317

Intermission

Ludwig van Beethoven: Romance No. 2 in F Major, Op.50
Carl Maria von Weber: Bassoon Concerto in F major, Op.75
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Rondo for Horn and Orchestra in E-flat Major, K.371
Ennio Morricone: Once Upon a Time in the West
Traditional Bulgarian: Gorno Dikansko Horo
Emil Nikolaus Reznicek: Overture from “Donna Diana”

 

 

 

 

Mozart: A Musical Sitcom

April 19, 2024 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Celebrate 15 years of incredible music-making with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra for the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival! The Philharmonic ushers in the celebration with a variety of performances that will take place in Auditorium 3 at the Qatar National Convention Centre from 18-28 of April, showcasing the breadth and diversity of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Day two of the 15-Year-Anniversary Festival begins with a family concert titled Mozart: A Musical Sitcom; a unique musical experience filled with 18th century costumes and historical characters from Mozart’s lifetime performed by Qatar Philharmonic’s Cinemoon Ensemble and special guests. This concert is not just for children, but also for adults who never grew up!

 

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PERFORMERS:

Creative and Visual Arts
Merve Bulun, script, concept, costumes, story board
Mariya Medvedeva, oil painting
Suleyman Hakan Bulun, book design
Esra Eren Cimen, animation and painting
Abdulla Dasuki, animation

Guest Artists
Giovanni Pasini, Salieri, conductor, viola, chorus master
Alessio Mastrodonato, W. A. Mozart
Law Sze Han, young Mozart -piano -violin
Anna Dieterich, Constanze- soprano -moderation
Ahmad El Halou, Narrator
Melisa Yener, coloratura soprano
Murat Duyan, baritone
Peter Davida, piccolo horn
Zehra Özçelik, oud
Qatar Concert Choir
Qatar Music Academy Youth Choir
Zlatan Fazlic, chorus master

E- Ensemble
Lorena Manescu, violin
Annemari Ainomae, violin
Anca Bold, viola
Kirill Bogatyrev, cello
Matteo Gaspari, bass guitar
Paul Gette, drum set

Historical String Quartet
Tobias Gette, violin
Raluca Gette, violin
Harald Georgi, cello

 

PROGRAMME:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mozart, A Musical Sitcom