Following the success of Doha Film Institute’s Masters of Illusion and Fashion in Film: Costume as Character series, comes a musical-themed series A Symphony of Film. This time round, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Doha Film Institute, the British Embassy in Doha and the British Council are bringing one of the most renowned cinema composers to Qatar. The one and only Patrick Doyle will be conducting a live concert, with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, of his most outstanding compositions to mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare, featuring music from Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet, which Doyle worked on with Sir Kenneth Branagh.
“I’m very much looking forward to my first trip to Qatar,” says Doyle, “and I am delighted to present some world premieres from a selection of my films over the past 25 years.”
Known for his work on Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Sense and Sensibility and Rise of the Planet of the Apes, to name just a few, the legendary film composer will also be running a masterclass for film and music enthusiasts on the importance of music in film.
Everyone else will be able to buy tickets to the film series screenings that will be taking place over the course of five days – all accompanied by live music from Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, including infamous horror film Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror.
Horror not for you? Catch Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, Pixar’s family friendly Brave or Sergio Leone’s western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly.
Screenings QR35, For more information, schedules and tickets, visit www.dohafilminstitute.com. Screenings take place between September 22 and 26. Concert tickets QR75-200. Concert takes place Monday Sep 26,7.30pm. Katara Opera House, qatarphilharmonicorchestra.org.