Top music talents for Abu Dhabi Classics
ABU DHABI, September 2, 2014
Abu Dhabi Classics, an international cultural concert season staged in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is set to bring some of the most prominent music talent and orchestras to the capital, Saadiyat island and Al Ain.
The 2014/2015 event, reintroduced by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), will run from October to May and will be dedicated to the theme of ‘The Traveller’ through a wide range of musical exploration that will highlight the finest classical music from East and West, said a statement.
Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “This is a very welcome return of a series which found a strong local, regional and international following and we are confident that the powerful line-up of both established and upcoming global talent will resonate with worldwide classical music lovers.
“This is a concert season which will reflect the excellence that this emirate has achieved in the field of culture.”
Up to 12 concerts are planned for the 2014/2015 season featuring artistes from over 20 countries with further expansion on the cards, said the statement.
“For future seasons we are planning to steadily increase the number of events to meet both public demand and to strengthen the focus on education,” said Sheikh Sultan.
The season will open on October 14 with a concert at Manarat Al Saadiyat on Saadiyat Island, dedicated to Chopin’s travels, by the 32-year-old French prodigy Lydie Soloman. On October 28, Abu Dhabi Theatre will host world-renowned classical violinist Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica chamber orchestra, which he founded.
In addition to its main programme, the season will focus on the significant role of education and the transfer of music knowledge, with artists visiting schools and universities in Abu Dhabi to encourage the passion of young artistes.
Dr Roland Perlwitz, head of music programming, cultural sector, TCA Abu Dhabi, said: “Complemented by conferences and pre-concert talks on the wide subject of classical music and on different composers, whose pieces will be played, Abu Dhabi Classics season will present a unique and holistic experience allowing everyone to explore and enjoy the magic and diversity of the classical music universe.
“A stunning season finale will be held in May next year during which the newly-created TCA Abu Dhabi Classics Music Awards, which will be subject to public voting, will be presented to leading international talent.” - TradeArabia News Service