Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Lorin Maazel conducts the Arab and western musicians of the orchestra in its international debut program that includes two new works by their Artistic Director Marcel Khalifé and Beethoven's immortal Fifth Symphony.
- Tue., Feb. 24, 2009, 7:30 PM
- Opera House
- Approx. 105 minutes
- $10.00 - $35.00
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Based in Doha, Qatar, the newly formed Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Marcel Khalifé, music director and resident composer, makes its international debut. Maestro Lorin Maazel, Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, conducts the Arab and western musicians of the orchestra in a program that includes Beethoven's powerful and ageless Symphony No. 5 and two new works by Khalifé: Arabian Concerto and Salute. Performance timing: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.
Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World
Program and Notes
- Lorin Maazel, conductor
- Marcel Khalifé, composer, music director, and performer
- Kinan Ednaoui, oud
- Mohammad Osman, bouzuq
- Feras Charestan, qanoun
- Moslem Rahal, ney
- Bachar Khalifé, req and Arabic tabla
News and Reviews
Qatar Philharmonic set to make history
Gulf Times, Thu., Oct. 30, 2008
- Watch the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra in performance The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
A. Huda and Samia Farouki
The State of Kuwait
The State of Qatar
The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Bahrain; the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center; The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Alice and David Rubenstein; Saudi Aramco; the Ford Foundation; Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian; Elaine and Steve Wynn; Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley; The Laura Pels Foundation; and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.Presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States.