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Posted On: 29 August 2019 09:44 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:04 pm

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra's new concert season to kick off on Saturday

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) announced that its new season will kick off with a concert by DVORAK SYMPHONY No 8 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on Saturday, 7 September.

This new concert season marks the start of the 12th year since the orchestra's inauguration and brings with it a mature musical family.

In a press release, QPO said: "The season of concerts is innovative and broad, a continuance of our commitment to bridge Arabic and Western music; but we're reaching out still further this year.

There's something in it for those of you with children here in Doha, too - look toward their schools. It may so happen that you'll see the QPO there, integrating music with education this school year; for we've decided that it's time to look toward the important things in life.

Music has the power to heal. It helped cure the Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff from a creative crisis in 1901 when he composed the Concerto No. 2 in C Minor for Piano & Orchestra Op. 18. Today, it stands as one of the most popular and demanding piano concertos of the romantic era, with melodies so striking that pop stars like Frank Sinatra and Celine Dion were moved to incorporate them into their own work."

QPO will sound through the interpretation of the Korean virtuoso and laureate of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Intl. Competition, Hans H. Suh. The evening will continue under the guidance of the exceptionally talented conductor Aziz Shokhakimov of Uzbekistan, with Antonn Dvorak's optimistic Symphony No. 8 in G Major, Op. 88; the pastoral character of which was inspired by the folk music of this famous Czech composer's homeland.

Source: QNA