Western or Asian performers provide live entertainment at Shehrazad, Paloma, Piano Piano, Habanos Bar, Irish Bar and The Library Bar most evenings from around 8 pm.The Intercontinental Hotel also holds open air beach concerts and gigs at weekends with international stars and well known chart music acts. The members-only Rugby Club also has live bands playing every weekend.
Every afternoon, a classical trio or harpist accompanies afternoon tea at the Ritz-Carlton Doha or at the Four Seasons Hotel.
Note that there are no live music performances during the Holy month of Ramadan in Qatar.
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra
Composed of 101 musicians from 30 countries, the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra performs regularly to crowds of music lovers at Katara Cultural Village. is instilling music culture locally and internationally, build bridges through the presentation of a unique combination of Arabic and Western.
Qatar Foundation concert series
Organized by Qatar Foundation, in association with Qatar Shell, classical concerts are organized in Qatar National Theater or in Education City.
Doha Community Orchestra
Sixty members aged from 8 to 60 are composing in this orchestra, with two-thirds being school students, with performing a repertoire of both classical and popular work.
Jazz in Doha
With several bands ranging from classical jazz, to blues, salsa band, or Brass quartet, you can listen to them in several hotel bars (the Jazz Club at Oryx Rotana, Piano Piano in Movenpick, Habanos in Ritz-Carlton, Orion in Ramada) and during special events.
The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center is now in Qatar too. You can watch as jazz musicians from the world-over recreate the ambience of the golden era while you sit in front and savour the music and the delectable food and drinks at the restaurant. They play everyone from Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald to all the classic silken-voiced jazz crooners.
Doha Singers The Doha singers perform alongside the Doha Community orchestra