Free orchestra concert at FBQ Museum this weekend

Watch the MAqam Ensemble perform live on Saturday

Free orchestra concert at FBQ Museum this weekend

Drop your other weekend plans and drive straight to Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum for an incredible musical evening out.

It’s going to be a bit of a drive but we assure you it will be worth it.

The museum is organising a charity concert by the renowned MAqam Ensemble, member of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and led by MAias Alyamani.

The concert, held in partnership with Qatar Red Crescent Society, will be supported by the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

This musical extravaganza aims to articulate the spirit of supporting and sharing with those in need.

The stepping stone for this event is the exhibition Syria Matters, running at MIA until April 30, which includes an oud and a qanun (Middle
Eastern string instrument) from the FBQ Museum’s collection itself.

Exploring five periods of Syria’s history, illuminating its key role in the artistic and intellectual history of the world, the exhibition highlights the extraordinary cultural heritage of the country.

All the revenue from this concert to be held on Saturday April 27 at 3.30pm will be donated to QRCS’s relief projects in Syria and Yemen.

Even if the concert doesn’t strike your fancy, the museum is an incredible heritage venue with a large array of exclusive artefacts from the Jurrasic period to the early Islamic period and further up to the present day.

The museum is located at the centre of Qatar, in the Al-Samriya Estate, which features a theatre and a space for contemporary art, too.

There’s something for film lovers, too. The concert will be preceded by a project presentation by QRCS and the screening of Syrian short film Mare Nostrum.
Free. Apr 27, 3.30pm. FBQ Museum, Al Samriya Estate, www.fbqmuseum.oqg.

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