Dana Al Fardan, Qatar’s preeminent composer and CEO and founder of Qatar’s only record label, DNA Records, will bring her classical repertoire to the iconic Theatre Royal Haymarket in London next month, on 17 September.

The concert programme, orchestrated and arranged by the renowned London-based conductor, arranger and composer Dave Arch, will be performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra (LMO), conducted by Musical Director Andy Brown, in a rare showcase of the Qatari composer’s interpretation of world music to an international audience. The LMO is an ensemble of world-class musicians that has been engaged by all the major Hollywood studios and worldwide record labels for over 20 years.

Dana Al Fardan, composer, songwriter, and symphonic artist, is already garnering international attention, enhanced by her most recent album release, Sandstorm. The work blends sumptuous strings, choral vocals and soloists with traditional Middle Eastern rhythms. The album was recorded at Katara Studios in Doha.

As Qatar Airways’ official composer, Dana is flying the flag as the first composer and performer to bring the music of her small Gulf nation to the rest of the world. Following the success of the performance of selected pieces from Sandstorm at Cadogan Hall last year, next month’s concert will be the first time the complete album will be performed outside Qatar.

An aspiring musician from a young age, Dana has long hoped for an opportunity to bring the international spotlight to the music and culture of her Qatari homeland.

The state has invested a lot in culture, education and in human capital to give nationals the opportunity and resources to expand their cultural understanding and stand out at a global level. As an artist, my job is to show this to the world.’

As the nation’s most prominent female musician, composer and music entrepreneur, Dana represents a strong and internationally appealing role model for the women of her nation and an example of the Qatari woman of 2017 who is proud to present her country’s culture to the world.

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