Some 12 musicians playing musical instruments such as piano, violin, flute, drum, guitar and the oud performed at the ‘Melodies at Katara’s Premises’ on Thursday at various locations across the Cultural Village.
“By hosting such events, Katara seeks to gather musical talents from different nationalities and age groups to present their talents, stressing on the fact that Katara is the hub of all branches of creativity and arts,” said general manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti, who inaugurated the event.
“Melodies at Katara’s Premises was an opportunity for participating musicians to exchange experiences, conduct and evaluate live interactions with the audiences,” he noted. Dr al-Sulaiti added that the unique event was also a chance for Katara visitors to examine new musical talents as “they will intend to find a pleasant and a delightful musical ambience.”
The event has been a big hit ever since its announcement as a vast array of music enthusiasts, talents, professionals rushed to register to mark their presence in the music world. A participant, Fatima al-Mansouri, who is also a student from Qatar Music Academy, said: “Six years ago, I chose to learn the violin and specialise in oriental melodies.”
“Moreover, I am thrilled to be one of the participants at Melodies at Katara’s Premises as it thrives me with live-audience interaction and allows me to experience performing out of the theatre,” she added. “In addition, I’m also present to shed the light on the Qatari musical talents.”
Hala al-Emadi, who plays the piano for 10 years, said: “My passion for the piano started when I received one from my parents, as I was closely-attached to music and eagerly played music-pieces as soon as I heard the tones.”
“After that I was trained by teachers at home and then began to practice and play with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra,” she added.
Omar al-Yafei, a music teacher, also plays the guitar, said: “I play many musical instruments but the guitar has a special place in my heart, and I create my own music-pieces that tend to combine the pattern rhythms of samba, salsa and other Latin rhythms.”
The event also saw a number of children performed a joint drum show that grabbed the audience’s admiration.
The event welcomes any musical talents from all age groups and nationalities until the end of April. Katara visitors will also be on a date every weekend to witness such enthusiastic talents that are scheduled to perform all around Katara’s Amphitheatre.
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