Open-air orchestra: Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will give a concert for the World Cup – Doha News
Qatar’s brilliant orchestra will make a major statement at this year’s World Cup, performing a spectacular outdoor concert at the sports mega-tournament.
The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 will feature performances from the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) at outdoor venues in Doha including the FIFA Fan Zones, Corniche, Oxygen Park and Katara Amphitheatre.
Popular football tunes from around the world, folk songs from the Gulf, Arabic-themed music and compositions orchestrated by the Philharmonic Orchestra are just some of the sounds expected at concerts, the executive director revealed on Saturday. of QPO, Kurt Meister, noting a total of eight to ten concerts will take place outdoors.
“We will have smaller groups in the fan zones with the brass section or with the string sections to accommodate football guests,” he said.
“We made arrangements for famous songs and also the most famous football songs from different countries.”
A similar event, dubbed “Gulf folk meet Philharmonic”, which took place in August, will be staged during the major football tournament, QPO deputy executive director Nasser Sahim said.
He added that residents and visitors attending the World Cup in less than 70 days will be able to enjoy and experience “traditional folk music in an orchestration style” at future concerts. Qatar expects to welcome more than 1.2 million visitors from around the world at the tournament in November and December.
In September, the group will also perform The Philharmonic at the Library: Schubert Octet, which is the first concert in the series and will see eight members join the piece on September 14.
Peter and the Wolf will next be presented on September 16 at Mesaimeer’s Hamilton International School Theatre. The orchestra provides musical illustrations for the audience as the narrator tells the story of Peter and the Wolf.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 will also be performed at the Hamilton International School Theater on September 23.
One of Mozart’s few compositions in a minor key is the Piano Concerto in D minor, which is also his stormiest concerto. It was the first of six magnificent works for piano and orchestra written between 1785 and 1786.