QPO to celebrate 10-year anniversary of inaugural concert

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), will present a special 10-year anniversary concert tomorrow at Al Mayassa Theatre, Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).

The concert is being held in celebration of the orchestra’s gala inaugural concert in October 2008, where talented musicians from 30 different countries came together to perform internationally-acclaimed symphonies.

The world-renowned Conductor of Honor for the concert, Dmitrij Kitajenko – who has led prestigious orchestras around the world — will conduct the same music as featured in the inaugural concert 10 years ago, including works such as Maurice Ravel’s Bolero and Marcel Khalifé’s Arabian Concerto.

Featured international guest artists will include Moslem Rahal on nay; Kenan Adnawi on oud; Feras Charestan on qanun; Mohamad Osman on bouzouq; and George Oro on tabla. During the intermission, students from QF member Qatar Music Academy will join Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra musicians under Louise Bourgeois’ giant spider sculpture, Maman, at QNCC.

Kurt Meister, Executive Director, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, said: “Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra has grown into a world-class orchestra over the last 10 years, connecting Arabic and Western cultures through music.”

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