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Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra performs and promotes western and Arabic music in order to inspire the children and adults of Qatar and the Arab world to create and enjoy music. The Philharmonic is a member of the Qatar Foundation, which is supporting Qatar on its journey from carbon economy to knowledge economy by unlocking human potential.

The orchestra was founded by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al-Missned in 2007. The orchestra of 101 musicians was chosen by a jury of international music professionals through auditions held in European and Arab countries. Selection criteria were driven by musician quality. The Philharmonic held its Inaugural Concert on October 30th, 2008, conducted by Lorin Maazel.

World Travels

The Qatar Philharmonic gives on average 40 different programs per year at their home in the Katara Opera House, which it opened in December 2010 with the world premiere of Marcel Khalifé’s Rababa Concerto. Touring performances have included the 2014 BBC Proms in Royal Albert Hall in London, Santa Cecilia Hall in Rome, the Kennedy Center in Washington, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, the Konzerthaus in Vienna for the 50th anniversary of OPEC and the Syrian Opera House in Damascus. Other notable performances have included the United Nations General Assembly and the opening of the Katara Cultural Village Amphitheatre with music by Vangelis and the voices of Angela Gheorgiu and Roberto Alagna.

QPO In China
2016 China Tour

Oct. 19    Wuxi Grand Theater

Oct. 21    Jinshan Culture Center, Shanghai

Oct. 22    Shanghai Music Square, Shanghai  (Out-door Concert)

Oct. 23    Shanghai Oriental Arts Center, Shanghai International Arts Festival

Oct. 26    Suzhou Arts & Culture Center, Suzhou

Oct. 28    Guangzhou Opera House, Guangzhou

Conductor: Tung-Chieh Chuang(China Debut)

2016 QPO + Suzhou Ballet of China Project

Nov. 11    Nutcracker, Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)

Nov. 12    Nutcracker, Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)

Nov. 13    Nutcracker, Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)

Conductor: Jingkai Sun(Middle East Debut)

2018 QPO China Tour

Dec.22    Suzhou Arts & Culture Center, Suzhou  (Nutcracker, QPO + Suzhou Ballet)

Dec.23    Suzhou Arts & Culture Center, Suzhou  (Nutcracker, QPO + Suzhou Ballet)

Dec.25    Linyi No.1 Elementry School (Classical Music Workshops) 

Dec.26    Linyi No.1 High School  (Peter & Wolf  Educational Concert)

Dec.28    Linyi International Elementry School  (Peter & Wolf  Educational Concert )              Dec.29    Linyi Grand Theater, Linyi  (New Year's Concert)

Dec.30    Tsing Hua Concert Hall, Beijing (New Year's Concert)

Dec.31    Xi'an Concert Hall, Xi'an (New Year's Concert)

Jan.01     Yan'an Grand Theater , Yan'an (New Year's Concert)

Conductor: Elias Grandy

2018 QPO + Suzhou Ballet of China Project

Nov. 29    Cinderella, Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)

Nov. 30    Cinderella, Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)

Nov. 31    Cinderella, Qatar National Convention Centre  (QNCC)

Conductor: Jingkai Sun

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