A capacity crowd was enthralled by a landmark performance of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) on Saturday 1 June.
Celebrated Korean conductor Han-Na Chang presided over a varied and exciting program, which included works by Carl Maria von Weber and Maurice Ravel, as well as Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 8 in C minor, one of his finest and most celebrated works.
The concert attracted more than 2,300 music lovers. Tickets were a very accessible price for such a high-profile event, QR50, in order to ensure as wide an audience as possible was able to enjoy this world-class concert.
The concert was the first in Qatar by the 30-year-old Chang since the announcement of her appointment to the role of Musical Director of QPO. Despite her relative youth, Chang brings the experience of a 20-year career to her new role.
Virtuoso French pianist Julien Quentin joined QPO for the performance.