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Posted On: 22 October 2022 07:33 am
Updated On: 23 October 2022 12:10 pm

Desert Rose Symphony by Malek Jandali

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World premiere desert rose symphony qatar philharmonic orchestra 30 october 2022

Event Details:

Location: National Museum of Qatar
Date: 31 October 2022 - 31 October 2022
Time: 07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
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The Qatar-MENASA 2022 Year of Culture today announced the world premiere of The Desert Rose symphony will take place on 30 October 2022 as part of the 10-year anniversary celebration of the Years of Culture program.

The Years of Culture initiative presents the world premiere of the Desert Rose symphony by Syrian American composer Malek Jandali performed by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Museum of Qatar.

Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as “a major new addition to the 21st century’s symphonic literature,” Malek Jandali’s symphonic works have been described by Gramophone as “deeply enigmatic with voices and in tongues emerging from the composer’s Syrian heritage that generously repay more reflective listening” with “heart-rending melodies, lush orchestration, clever transitions, and creative textures.”

American Record Guide. His large-scale orchestral works integrate Arabic maqams (modes) with persuasive craft and a marked seriousness of purpose that echo UNESCO’s call to preserve and protect the rich cultural heritage of his homeland Syria at a time when it is being eradicated. “Jandali captures the struggle, trauma, and triumph of our displaced brothers and sisters, through the voice of a child. It is a beautiful and important message.”


  • Alastair Willis, conductor


  • Malek Jandali: Symphony No. 4 Symphony No. 6

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Know more: World premiere of Desert Rose Symphony by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to take place on 30 October 2022

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