On Wednesday, 25th November there is going to be a most remarkable concert in Al Ain. As part of the Abu Dhabi Classics 2015/16 series, Jordi Saval and Hesperion XXI will be performing music from the time of the famous voyager, Ibn Battuta.
Jordi Savall‘s Honours and Awards include:-
2008 – Appointed European Union ambassador for intercultural dialogue
2008 – Savall and his wife, Montserrat Figueras, were named “Artists for Peace” by UNESCO;
2009 – Handel Music Prize from the city of Halle, Germany;
2011 – Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance for Dinastia Borja. Església i poder al Renaixement;and,
in 2013 – French Légion d’honneur
[ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall ]
Not only the level of artistry, but also the selection of venue for
this concert is exceptional! The Bin Hamoodah Fort is an unfamiliar location for many long term residents of Al Ain. It belongs to the Al Hamoodah family.
Has this fort hosted any live music concerts before?
Where exactly is this Bin Hamoodah fort?
The GPS coordinates for the venue are:-
Note that Jordi Savall will also be presenting a lunchtime Workshop at the Al Ain English Speaking School this Wednesday, too.
This venue is very familiar to AAMF supporters. Last Saturday, for example, it hosted the AAMF 2015 Workshop – ‘Creating Through Music‘ – organised by Music Teacher, Paola Conte.
The AAESS also recently hosted a workshop provided by members of the Indian Symphony Orchestra. Over 600 students and staff attended…
We expect a similarly strong turn out for this highly prestigious Jordi Savall Workshop. For more background on Savall’s career go to:-https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jordi_Savall and his own website:-http://www.alia-vox.com/