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Qatar-German Year of Culture kicks off at Katara


The Qatar-Germany year of culture 2017, kicked off with a concert by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Katara Opera House. 

The event was held under the patronage of Shaikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al -Thani, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums.

The opening ceremony was attended by a number of ministers and officials of Qatar Museums, former German president Christian Wulff as well as ambassadors and diplomats accredited to the State. 

The orchestra played four movements from 'Doha Secrets' symphony which will be played featuring a number of Qatari artists, including Dana Al Ferdan, Wael bin Ali and Haamed Hussein Al Naama.

From Germany, conductor David Niemann and Gerhard Oppitz at the piano. 

This year will see more than a dozen events held in Doha and other in Germany.  One of them will be an exhibition on the life of some Qatari citizens in Germany.

This year's events aim to strengthen the cultural ties between the people of Qatar and their German counterparts. 

It is the sixth time that Qatari Museums is holding this event. It began with Japan in 2012 and then followed with the United Kingdom, Brazil, Turkey and China in the following years consecutively.

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