All Events and Concerts

18th
April 18, 2024 | 7:30 PM Pearls of the Philharmonic 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.

 

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”

 

 

 

19th
April 19, 2024 | 4:30 PM Mozart: A Musical Sitcom 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!

 

 

PERFORMERS:
Giovanni Pasini, conductor and chorus master
Ahmed Halou, narrator
Law Sze Han, piano
Allessio Mastrodonato, piano
Anna Christina Dieterich-Märzinger, soprano
Melisa Yener, coloratura soprano
Zehra Özçelik, oud
Qatar Concert Choir

 

PROGRAMME:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Mozart, A Musical Sitcom

19th
April 19, 2024 | 7:30 PM Music from the Baroque Courts 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.

 

 

PERFORMERS:
Christoph Teichner, conductor/harpsichord
German Diaz, 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

20th
April 20, 2024 | 8:00 PM QPO on Tour 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.

 

 

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

27th
April 27, 2024 | 7:30 PM A NIGHT AT THE OSCARS 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, Beauty and the Beast, Jaws and Lord of the Rings.

 

 

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”

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