Qatar Calendar lists things to do in September: Music, culture and art

Musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf” by the Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev

From live theater performances to contemporary art exhibitions and sporting events, the September calendar has something for everyone to enjoy. Qatar Calendar showcases numerous activities around the country that leaves residents spoiled for choice.

Philharmonic at the Library: Schubert’s Octet
September 14, 2022 at 6PM
Eight members of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will perform Schubert’s Octet in F Major, inaugurating the ‘Philharmonic at the Library’ Series 2022-23. This beloved titan of the chamber music repertoire consists of six movements and effuses tender warmth of expression and lyrical beauty from first note to last.

Gopi Sundar Live Ensemble
September 15, 2022 at 7PM
For all the music lovers in Doha, the Gopi Sundar live ensemble will take place at Al Arabi Sports Club on September 15 at 7PM. Popular across South Indian and Asian communities, the performance will feature talented artists including Gopi Sundar, Amritha Suresh, Mohammed Jasim and Swetha, along with their band members.

Peter and the Wolf
September 16, 2022 at 6PM
Hamilton International School will host the musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf” by the great Russian composer, Sergei Prokofiev. The story of “Peter and the Wolf” is told by a narrator, with the orchestra musically illustrating the events that unfold for the audience in this performance that is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Taysir Batniji: No Condition is Permanent
September 16 – January 21, 2023
Presented within a global context of social uncertainty and fragility of historical narratives, the exhibition, “No Condition is Permanent,” is conceived as a reflective space dedicated to the artist Taysir Batniji. Hosted in Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art-Doha, the exhibition features productions and reproductions of the artist’s work created between 1997 and 2022. During this period, Taysir lived in France, but his life and work him meditate on Palestine. The works on display look at Batniji’s diverse practice using photography, drawing, video, installation, and performance.

Sophia Al-Maria: INVISIBLE LABORS daydream therapy
September 16 – January 21, 2023
Hosted in Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Sophia Al-Maria: INVISIBLE LABORS daydream therapy brings together existing and new works for the Qatari American artist’s first solo museum exhibition in the Middle East. For the exhibition, Al-Maria invites various artists, curators, scholars, and communities for a dialogue around histories, science fiction, and the Gulf’s relation to the surrounding region. The exhibition consists of a variety of media including installations, video and commissioned soundscapes, all of which highlight the importance of storytelling as a strategy of survival, imagination and reclaiming stories.

Majaz: Contemporary Art Qatar
September 16, 2022 – February 25, 2023
Majaz Contemporary Art Qatar highlights the success of the Fire Station Artist in Residence program and the flourishing art scene in Qatar. Hosted in Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition celebrates the program that has supported local and regional artists over the last five years.

Mucize 22 – Harisankar Live in Qatar
September 29, 2022 at 7PM
‘Mucize 22, Harisankar Live in Qatar’ will take place at Al Arabi Sports Club indoor hall. Audiences can look forward to a lively performance by the highly anticipated artist.

Abeer Al-Tamimi: Beyond the Rules
Ending on September 24
This solo exhibition at 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 artworks which feature oil on canvas.

Artists Gathering
Ending on December 31
Taking place every Saturday to year-end at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, this free event seeks to build closer community ties with artists. The gathering will allow people to meet artists in the community and get to know their works, discuss important world topics, watch artists create paintings live, and find out the latest happenings in the local arts scene.

Sports fans may also attend the QNB Stars League on Wednesday, September 14.

QNB Stars League
Ending September 14
Having started in August, the QNB Stars League will continue to witness the participation of 12 clubs competing for the championship, with matches running across some of Qatar’s most prominent stadiums including Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium and Lusail Stadium. The event stands out as the most significant tournament managed by Qatar Stars League (QSL). Tickets can be purchased at tickets.qsl.qa

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