Arts and culture are set to collide as the seventh season of Abu Dhabi Classics gets underway with a new programme.
Running until April next year, the season, which began with two concerts by the Swiss Lucerne Symphony Orchestra in October, will continue with classical music, performing arts and dance, with international stars joining the schedule alongside local ones.
On 9th November, the Trombone Trio from Amsterdam’s Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will explore the connection between classical music and visual arts at Al Ain’s Bin Hamoodah Fort alongside pianist Jeroen Bal.
From 5th to 6th December, classical fans can enjoy a double-bill from the Staatskapelle Dresden orchestra and pianist Rudolf Buchbinder as the musicians tackle Beethoven’s famous five piano concertos over two nights.
February will bring Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho to the region for the first time. The concert pianist took gold in the Chopin competition, and will be performing the classical musician’s compositions, as well as those from Beethoven.
To close the season on a high note, Emirati ballerina Alia Al Neyadi will take centre stage alongside the Donetsk Opera and Ballet Theatre in April for Le Corsaire, a balletic performance based on a poem by Lord Byron.
Commenting on the upcoming season, HE Saif Saeed Ghobash, director general of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, said: “Presenting a broad selection of internationally acclaimed classical music and art performances, this season of Abu Dhabi Classics will further enhance the emirate’s reputation as a global destination for culture.
“Bringing to Abu Dhabi an exclusive and varied programme incorporating world-renowned contemporary classical music orchestras, we encourage residents and visitors to Abu Dhabi to immerse themselves in this season’s engaging programme of musical performances.”
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