Music, culture and the arts shine in Qatar’s September calendar
Philharmonie at the Library: Schubert Octet – September 14, 6pm – Eight members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Schubert’s Octet in F major, inaugurating the 2022-23 ‘Philharmonic at the Library’ series. This beloved titan of the chamber music repertoire spans six movements and exudes tender warmth of expression and lyrical beauty from first to last note.
Gopi Sundar Live Ensemble – September 15, 7 p.m. – Popular composer from southern India; The Gopi Sundar live set will take place at Al Arabi Sports Club and will feature artists such as Amritha Suresh, Mohamed Jasim and Swetha along with their band members.
Pierre and the Wolf – September 16, 6 p.m. – The Hamilton International School will host the musical composition of the great Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. The story of “Peter and the Wolf” is told by a narrator, the orchestra illustrating the events musically.
Taysir Batniji: No Condition Is Permanent – September 16 to January 21, 2023 – Presented in a global context of social uncertainty and the fragility of historical narratives, the exhibition “No Condition Is Permanent” is designed as a space for reflection dedicated to the artist Taysir Batniji. Hosted at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art – Doha, the exhibition features productions and reproductions of works by the artist created between 1997 and 2022. During this period, Taysir lived in France, but his life and his work meditate on Palestine. The exhibited works examine Batniji’s diverse practice using photography, drawing, video, installation and performance.
Sophia Al-Maria: Invisible Labors daydream therapy – September 16 to January 21, 2023 – Hosted at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Sophia Al-Maria: Invisible Labors daydream therapy brings together existing and new works for the first solo exhibition by the Qatari American artist in the Middle East. For the exhibit, al-Maria invites diverse artists, curators, scholars, and communities for a dialogue around stories, science fiction, and the Gulf’s relationship to the surrounding region. The exhibition consists of a variety of media, including installations, videos, and commissioned soundscapes, all of which emphasize the importance of storytelling as a strategy for survival, imagination, and the retrieval of stories.
Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar – September 16, 2022 to February 25, 2023 – Majaz
Contemporary Art Qatar highlights the success of the Fire Station Artist in Residence program and Qatar’s thriving art scene. Hosted in Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition celebrates the program that has supported local and regional artists over the past five years.
Mucize 22 – Harisankar Living in Qatar – September 29, 7pm – ‘Mucize 22, Harisankar Live in Qatar’ will take place in the indoor hall of Al Arabi Sports Club. Audiences can expect a lively performance from the popular South Indian artist.
Abeer Al-Tamimi: Beyond the Rules (ending September 24) – This solo exhibition at the fire station explores the nature of human interactions, behaviors and emotions. The artist, Abeer al-Tamimi, takes a closer look at how culture shapes individual perception in a series of oil on canvas artworks.
Gathering of artists – Until December 31 – Every Saturday until the end of the year at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, this free event aims to forge closer community ties with artists. The gathering will allow people to meet artists from the community and learn about their works, discuss important global topics, watch artists create live paintings, and learn about the latest happenings in the local art scene.