Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to perform at BBC Proms

August 31, 2014 - 5:33:29 pm

DOHA: The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will travel to the Royal Albert Hall in London next month to perform at the BBC Proms.

The orchestra will perform the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Iranian-American Behzad Ranjbaran, Qatar Foundation (QF) said Sunday.

Music Director Han-Na Chang and pianist Denis Matsuev will lead the Philharmonic Orchestra at concert to be held September 7. It will be the first by a Gulf-based ensemble in the 120-year history of The BBC Proms, the world's largest classical music festival.

At the BBC Proms, the Qatar Philharmonic will perform Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto. 'The Sunrise' from 'Seemorgh', part of 'The Persian Trilogy', which opens the performance, will receive its Proms premiere.

The Qatar Philharmonic comprises 101 professional musicians chosen in international auditions from 30 countries.

Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, chaired by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, founded the Orchestra in 2007.

By promoting and performing western and Arabic music, the orchestra continues to inspire the children and adults of Qatar and the Arab world to create and enjoy music. In blending these cultures, the Qatar Philharmonic extends a message of peace to the world. (QNA)