Qatar calendar lists things to do in September: music, culture and art
Musical composition, “Peter and the Wolf” by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev
From live theatrical performances to contemporary art exhibitions and sporting events, the September schedule has something for everyone. Qatar’s calendar features plenty of activities across the country that leave residents spoiled for choice.
Philharmonie at the Library: Octet by Schubert
September 14, 2022 at 6 p.m.
Eight members of the Qatar Philharmonic 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, 2022 at 7 p.m.
For all music lovers in Doha, the Gopi Sundar live set will take place at Al Arabi Sports Club on September 15 at 7 p.m. Popular in South Indian and Asian communities, the performance will feature talented artists such as Gopi Sundar, Amritha Suresh, Mohammed Jasim and Swetha along with their band members.
Pierre and the Wolf
September 16, 2022 at 6 p.m.
The 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, the orchestra illustrating in music the events that unfold for the public in this performance appreciated by children and adults alike.
Taysir Batniji: No condition is permanent
September 16 – January 21, 2023
Presented in a global context of social uncertainty and the fragility of historical narratives, the exhibition “No Condition is Permanent” is conceived 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 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 – January 21, 2023
Hosted at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Sophia Al-Maria: Reverie Therapy INVISIBLE LABORS brings together existing and new works for the Qatari American artist’s first solo exhibition 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 – February 25, 2023
Majaz Contemporary Art Qatar highlights the success of the Fire Station Artist in Residence program and the thriving art scene in Qatar. Hosted at 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, 2022 at 7 p.m.
‘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 highly anticipated artist.
Abeer Al-Tamimi: Beyond the Rules
Ends 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 oil on canvas artworks.
Gathering of artists
Ending December 31
Taking place every Saturday until the end of the year at the 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 paintings live, and learn about the latest happenings in the local art scene.
Sports fans can also attend the QNB Stars League on Wednesday, September 14.
QNB All-Star League
Ending September 14
Having started in August, the QNB Stars League will continue to see the participation of 12 clubs vying for the championship, with matches taking place in some of the most important stadiums in Qatar, including Khalifa International Stadium, Education City Stadium and the Lusail Stadium. The event stands out as the most important tournament managed by the Qatar Stars League (QSL). Tickets can be purchased at tickets.qsl.qa