The United Nations brings all
countries together, big and
small. It is the only platform
where we can really look eye to
eye and find solutions together.
Her Excellency Sheikha Alya bint Ahmed Al Thani,
Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations
The curtain drops and the crowd goes silent. Qatari pianist Hala Al
Emadi takes to the stage and immerses the audience into what
becomes an exquisite musical and cinematic experience.
At the UN Headquarters’ magnificent General Assembly in New York,
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
performs at the 74th UN Day Concert
honorary guests are gathered to celebrate the UN’s 74th birthday –
widely known as United Nations Day.
The UN Day is an acknowledgement of the global efforts and
the United Nations’
birthday in New York
achievements of the organisation since its founding in 1945.
Hosted by Qatar for the first time in history, this year’s UN Day Concert
focused on the role of culture, sports, quality education and gender
equality by showcasing women in leadership roles across the Middle
East’s arts fields.
Composer Dana Al Fardan, pianist Hala Al Emadi, vocalist Aisha and
conductor Eimear Noone led the concert together with the Qatar
Philharmonic Orchestra, symbolising the need for greater women’s
empowerment and gender equality.
For HE Sheikha Alya, the show was indeed a proud moment. “The idea
that the whole event was prepared and planned by young women in
Qatar….it says a lot about how we’ve progressed.”