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Grand opening for Qatar-German year of culture

18:12 03 February 2017 Author :  

Doha, 3 February - Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al -Thani, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees of Qatar Museums, the Qatar-Germany year of culture 2017, kicked off this evening with a concert by Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Katara Opera House. 
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 culture ties between the people of Qatar and their counterparts in Germany. 
It is the sixth time that Qatari Museums holds this event. It began with Japan in 2012. 
It then followed with the United Kingdom, Brazil, Turkey and China in 2013 all the way to 2016.(QNA)

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