Music takes centre stage at Qatar National Library this month

 08 Feb 2018 - 8:08

Music takes centre stage at Qatar National Library this month
File photo of a Philharmonic concert at Qatar National Library used for representation.

The Peninsula

DOHA: Qatar National Library (QNL), a member of Qatar Foundation (QF), has a full schedule of events planned throughout the month of February, including an evening of classical music with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. 

The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra is also a member of QF and flutist Aleksandr Haskin, along with an ensemble of string players, will perform a variety of music including tangos, flute showpieces, and Michel Legrand’s exquisite song ‘You Must Believe in Spring’ at QNL’s special events area on February 15. The concert is part of the ‘Philharmonic at the Library’ series. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra to give the community an opportunity to hear the music of some of the greatest composers in history, played by Doha’s world-class musicians,” said Dr Nouf Khashman, Outreach and Community Engagement Manager, QNL. 

Aspiring musicians can also take advantage of QNL’s ‘Introduction to the Music Studio’ course on February 24, which will offer QNL members the chance to play musical instruments, and make use of the recording equipment and software at the library’s ‘Innovation Station’. On February 9, young musical talent from Qatar Music Academy will perform at QNL, showcasing their skills in both Western and Arabic music. 

In addition to the music-themed events, QNL will continue to advance its mission to expand librarianship across Qatar when it hosts several workshops for elementary and secondary school librarians. The courses will help school librarians acquire new skills to better assist students and advance their careers. On February 23, QNL will also host a public forum exploring the role of public libraries in facilitating environmental-related sustainable development goals in Qatar. In this regard, QNL recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Joaan Bin Jassim Joint Command and Staff College Library. 

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