All Events and Concerts

June 11, 2023 | 7:30 PM TCHAIKOVSKY’S SYMPHONY NO. 6 IN B MINOR “PATHÉTIQUE” The Hamilton International School Theatre, Mesaimeer

The Qatar Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, a concert that will feature the incredible compositions of Tchaikovsky and Sibelius. The event will include Sibelius’ exceptional Violin Concerto in D Minor, a piece that is a considered a staple in any violinist’s repertoire, and that will be performed by the orchestra’s own concert master Lionel Schmit. The evening will end with Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony, also known as the Pathétique Symphony. The Pathétique Symphony is Tchaikovsky’s final completed symphony and was originally entitled “The Passionate Symphony” in Russian (Патетическая- Pateticheskaya). The Philharmonic will be led by inspired German conductor Elias Grandy.



Elias Grandy, conductor
Lionel Schmit, violin


Jean Sibelius: Concerto in D Minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 47


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74

June 14, 2023 | 6:30 PM THE PHILHARMONIC AT THE LIBRARY: Harmoniemusik for Wind Octet Qatar National Library

The term Harmoniemusik is usually used to describe a wind chamber ensemble of flexible instrumentation. In the eighteenth century, this type of performance was frequently found at the court and salons of musical Europe. Members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will perform pieces for wind octet by Rossini, Haydn, Beethoven and Dvořák in the final concert of the Philharmonic at the Library Series 2022-23.


Blanco German Diaz, oboe
Claire Louise Glago, oboe
Rony Georg Moser, clarinet
Thomas Gnausch, clarinet
Daniel Hrinda, bassoon
Yoshiko Koyama, bassoon
László Fröschl, horn
Attila József Szücs, horn
Radovan Hetsch, double bass


Gioachino Rossini- Ouverture to ‘The Italian Girl in Algiers’
Franz Joseph Haydn- Divertimento No. 1 B-flat major Hob.II:46
Ludwig van Beethoven- Octet in E-Flat Major Op. 103
Antonin Dvorák- Slavonic Dances, Op. 46, No. 8


Audience members must register on the QNL event webpage to attend the event.

June 24, 2023 | 7:30 PM GERSHWIN’S PIANO CONCERTO IN F Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Join the Qatar Philharmonic for an enchanting evening featuring the magnificent works of Ginastera, Gershwin, and Stravinsky. The performance will begin with Argentine composer Ginastera’s Estancia Orchestral Suite and one-act ballet, a piece that references gaucho culture, folk dances, and the landscapes of Argentina. The night will continue with Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, a composition that is considered one of Gershwin’s “serious” pieces, that will be performed by First Steinway Artist in the Middle East, Sonja Park. The performance will conclude with Stravinsky’s stunning The Firebird Suite, a piece that is based on the Russian legend of the Firebird and that propelled the composer to international success. The Philharmonic will be led by incredible Iranian conductor Hossein Pishkar.


Hossein Pishkar, conductor
Sonja Park, piano


Alberto Ginastera- Estancia  – Four Dances Op. 8a  –  Suite
George Gershwin- Piano Concerto in F


Igor Stravinsky- The Firebird Suite

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