The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) will present a concert featuring two of Ludwig van Beethoven’s celebrated symphonies, tomorrow (June 1) at the Qatar National Convention Centre's auditorium 3, from 7.30pm.

Under the baton of acclaimed conductor Elias Grandy, the evening is set to begin with Beethoven’s *Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68, known as the “Pastoral Symphony”.

This piece is renowned for its serene beauty and evocative depiction of nature, reflecting Beethoven’s profound love for the countryside.

As his friends and biographers have documented, Beethoven found immense inspiration in Vienna's natural landscapes, where he spent countless hours walking and contemplating.

The “Pastoral Symphony” is a musical manifestation of this connection, completed between 1807 and 1808 and first performed in Vienna.

It stands out as Beethoven’s most direct symphonic example of programme music, intended to convey ideas and emotions associated with the natural world.

At the concert, the QPO will also perform Beethoven’s *Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92.

Premiered in December 1813 as part of a benefit concert for wounded soldiers, this symphony is a powerful and rhythmic composition, celebrated for its technical innovations and vibrant energy.

Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony is noted for its expanded symphonic structure, rich orchestral palette, and innovative rhythmic elements, which had a profound influence on 19th-century music.

Despite its initial overshadowing by other works and events at its premiere, the symphony has since gained recognition as a masterpiece of Beethoven’s middle period.

With a growing international reputation, Grandy has conducted leading orchestras and opera productions across Europe, America, and Asia.